Donetta's Story

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Donetta R. Johnston passed from this life into the arms of her Savior on Oct. 29, 2016, in Ada at the age of 57 years. Donetta was born in Ada to her parents Donald and Sherlene Johnston Sept. 23, 1959.
Donetta has been a longtime devoted employee of Valley View (Mercy) Hospital for over 15 years. She worked as the admitting clerk and later as an administrative assistant. Donetta was raised in Tupelo. She lived in Fitzhugh for the last 9 years. Watching her children and grandchildren play ball brought great joy to her life. Serving Team Kids at church brought her great joy as well.
Although Donetta is no longer with us, her memory and legacy will be kept alive through the family and friends she leaves behind, which include her mother, Sherlene Elliott of Ada; her daughter, Jacquelyn and her husband, Daniel Evelly, of Fitzhugh; a son, Jerry and his wife, Emily Hines, of Ada; six grandchildren, Jasmine, Destiny, Justin, Dawson, Gavin and Kynlee; and a host of cousins, longtime friends, neighbors, co-workers and church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church. Pastor Reno Dye will officiate. Interment will follow at Centrahoma Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home.
Published on November 1, 2016
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