We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Painter Funeral and Cremation Services
Donna Strong, 88, of Los Angeles, CA; Livonia, MI; Bath, OH; West Palm Beach, FL; Charleston, SC; Lander, WY; Gastonia, NC, died in the early hours of 21 July 21, 2022, after a peaceful translation into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Donna was born June 19, 1934 in Los Angeles, California to Tom and Mary Funk (Shank). She married David Strong on October 1, 1954. Donna was preceded in death by her husband David, after 62 years of marriage, in 2017.
She was first and foremost a Christian woman whose life was marked by His love. She was a devoted, supportive wife and mother who raised 7 children. She was active in church; regularly singing in choir, coordinating VBS for hundreds of children years over, volunteered with a Children’s Home for years in Akron, OH. Donna enjoyed an early career in the fashion industry before raising her children and cosmetic sales and consultation later in life. Donna offered a warm smile and friendly spirit to everyone she encountered. She wished well for all but was the fiercest fan for her family.
Donna will be deeply missed by her children Becky (Mike) Cargill, Jon (Jill) Strong, Priscilla (Al) Rosen, Lydia Miller, Philip (Andrea) Strong, Jason (Robyn) Strong, Aaron (April) Strong; grandchildren Ben, Sally, Joshua, Mary, Kristine, Molly, Jessica, Hannah, Rachel, Madeline, Diana, Rebekah, Alyssa, Sam, Sarah, Maddison, Caleb, Andrew, Nathan, Alexis, Anastasia, Noah, Gabe, Parker, Angel and Morgan; 28 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 11:00AM at Crowders Creek ARP Church (207 Crowders Creek Church Road, Gastonia, NC 28052). The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Crowders Creek arp Church, her church home.