Donna Jean Wilson

February 23, 1968 - August 4, 2022
Donna Jean Wilson


Donna Jean Wilson, age 54, of Mills River, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 04, 2022 at AdventHealth- Park Ridge in Hendersonville. The daughter of the late Gene Wilson and Carrie Lou Wilson, Donna was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 23, 1968.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Ed Blankenship, Dave Blankenship, Roger Wilson and Ruth Ann Rogers.

Donna, who was an awesome little sister, was known by loved ones as Donna Bean or Auntie Mean. She had a passion of collecting frog figurines, a love for crafts; and was a true fan of Toby Keith. Donna was known as an “angel on earth” for her love of doing for others, no matter who you were.

She is survived by her brother, Mike; four sisters, Deb and her husband, Rob, Linda, Janet and Connie; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close and dear friends. Donna is also survived by, last but not least, her canine companion and side kick, Minnie Pearl Wilson.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.



Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
1:00 PM

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church - Directions
56 Mt. Gilead Church Road
Mills River, NC 28759

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  • August 23, 2022
    Jessie Jenkins says:
    My Auntie Mean will hold such a dear place in my heart. Though it hurts so much to know she's gone, my heart fills as I read all these beautiful messages. She meant so much to so many. She provided support and encouragement and helped me keep my chin up when I was down, put me in my place when I thought I "was grown", and was one of the most thoughtful, caring, and loyal people I know. I'm grateful for the relationship we had and the love we shared. She will be forever missed.

  • August 10, 2022
    Scarlett Goodman says:
    Donna was a good and faithful friend to my mother for many years, and for that I am very grateful. I was blessed to see her occasionally over the past few months and her last words to me were to tell my mother (Mary Laughter) how much she loved her.

  • August 10, 2022
    Jennifer Vaughn says:
    What to say? How i wish time had not gotten away..I loved working with Donna at Park Ridge..she was a person who was always there for you..She will be missed greatly..but rejoice in the fact that she is no longer suffering and healed.

  • August 09, 2022
    Donna Jean too says:
    Donna was a wonderful person and a very sweet girl. May God bless and sustain the family during this very sad time.

  • August 09, 2022
    Janine says:
    Donna, you are already missed. I thought about you often and I will cherish your memory. I love you, DW! Always.