Donna Lee Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, January 31, 2022 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born December 19, 1943 in Scottsdale, Arizona to Russell Edward Lovern and Jerri Ruth (Lewis) Lovern. She was 78 years old. Donna attended Winfield Baptist Church for many years and as of lately attended Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas.
Donna worked many years at Tyson Foods holding many different positions and working in many areas of production and eventually retiring. It was here she made many lifelong friends. Donna was a kind person with a sweet spirit. She enjoyed reading and gardening. However, her greatest love was that for her family. She cherished the time she got to spend with each of them making treasured memories and good laughs.
Donna leaves behind to cherish her memory, four sons: Rusty Nelson and wife Cindy, James Nelson and wife Lisa, Matthew Nelson and Brandon Nelson and wife Heather all of Waldron. Nanny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Kandi Nelson, Nikki Perkins, Bailey Nelson, Emily Nelson, Brianna Nelson, Bently Nelson and Logan Nelson as well as three great-grandchildren: Alli Perkins, Garrett Perkins and Abigail Holt. Donna will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones dear to her heart.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Jerri Ruth.
Donna’s family will have a private family memorial at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.