Donna Gale Weakley Norton, 71, of Alderson, WV, and Jacksonville, FL, died on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the University Rehab Center in Urbana, IL, after an 8-year battle with Lewey Body Dementia.
Born on August 24, 1948, in Alderson, she was the daughter of the late Margie and Edward Weakley.
Donna graduated from Alderson High School in 1967. She spent most of her adult life in Jacksonville. She was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church. She retired from Swisher International, Inc.
While Donna had no children of her own, she loved animals and treated her kitty cats like her children. Her siblings often reminisced of the baby chicks and parakeets she had as a child. Donna loved to watch football and her favorite team was the Jacksonville Jaguars. She had many friends in her church, which she attended faithfully. Donna LOVED her t-shirts, at the last count she only had 70 (haha), most of which were kitty cats, eagles, christian-based, and the Wild Wonderful West Virginia. Donna was a Nintendo Entertainment System aficionado and could play Super Mario Brothers for hours on end. Donna was a natural born comedian and even in her last years at the nursing home she kept the staff and residents in stitches, making funny noises, funny faces, dancing, and high fiving everyone.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald M. Weakley (Big Jerry).
Survivors include a brother, Warren Blaine Weakley (Sheila) of Williamsburg, WV; and a sister, Wandaleen Elane Jones (Bill) of Savoy, IL. She has six nieces and nephews, Jerry Weakley (Little Jerry), Lori Carrel, Matthew Jones, Seth Weakley, Jeremiah Weakley, and Hannah Sanchez; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Donna will be cremated and her remains will be interred at the Fletcher Cemetery in Alderson.
Graveside services will be held at a date to be determined.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, WV, is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the October 31, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.