Donna L. Christian-Willis

Sunrise: March 18, 1956

Sunset: December 2, 2023

Donna Laverne ChristianWillis passed away December 2, 2023. She was born on March 18, 1956, in New York City, to the late Lloyd and Pearl Christian.

Donna is survived by her loving children, Christian and Jaclyn (Rick); grandchildren, Justin, Jaelynn, Brooklyn, Madelyn, and Jackson; brothers, Peter (Theresa) and Lawrence; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Willis, her parents, Lloyd and Pearl Christian, and her sister, Zoranna Christian Glover.

As a dedicated member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Donna‘s love extended beyond family. She was a safe harbor, a good listener, and always a source of strength and encouragement to her congregation and community. As a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, she left an indelible mark on everyone she touched. Donna will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Viewing Saturday, December 16, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701

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    Norma Bazemore says

    I offer my sincerest condolences with prayers that Jehovah strengthens you to deal with this loss. We are looking to the future when we will be reunited with all those we love.

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    Karen (Jackson) Layne says

    Sending my sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers to the family for your loss. I can remember our families vacations together growing up and the times we spent together as mothers taking our kids to the skating rink every week. Take comfort in the knowledge that Donna is in Jehovah’s memory and that soon, very soon we will see her again.

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    Gail Jackson says

    My sincerest condolences to your family at this most difficult time. Continue to lean on Jehovah, take comfort in knowing Donna is in God’s memory, and you can look forward to welcoming her back very soon.

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    Renaldo Holder says

    My condolences are with the Christian family. I grew up with Donna. I remember she and her brother Peter were very close. May Jehovah remember her in the resurrection. ❤️

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    Donald Washington says

    My name is Donald Washington and I lost my wife September 6th this year and I’m sending my condolences she just got baptized August 19th I’m still devastated but I know I’ll see her again in Jehovah new government stay strong because it’s (just around the corner)

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    Katrina Jackson says

    My deepest condolences 💐 to my fam. Sorry we can’t be there but we are praying 🙏🏾 for you all. Donna will truly be missed.

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    Sharon Lewis says

    Words cannot explain how I feel. Donna was my Sister and Friend. I am truly going to miss all our talks near and far. She was a beautiful Sis/ Friend in and out.Donna I look forward to seeing you soon. You are just napping. We will continue our plans and talks.🩷🩷May Jah give your family the strength they need at this time. See you soon my friend..Love U Always Sharon..

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    Steven F Webb says

    My sincerest condolences and prayers of peace to the Willis and Christian families. I wish to convey my fondest memories of Donna working together in the ministry and sharing pizza after a long day in service. Donna was very compassionate when expressing the joy of the “new world” as many of us in those days spoke of the paradise to come. Many times, Donna helped me to appreciate the privilege we all continue to share in preaching the good news of Jehovah’s Kingdom. It saddens me to learn she is no longer with us; however, it also brings me joy to know that Donna fought the fine fight until the end, especially the hope of seeing her again joyful and smiling as she always did. Like the Willis and Christian families, her extended Christian family, and countless others I look forward to seeing her again.

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    Dorothy M M Gerald says

    Donna will be missed she was a true friend and sister. My Jehovah’s blessings give Donna’s family knowing that she’s in Jehovah’s memory she’s just napping we’ll see her very soon.

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    Rhonda Barnett says

    My condolences to Donna family
    The Barnett family

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