January 11, 1961 ~ May 30, 2019

Born in: Jackson Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Donna Norton Drury, 58, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center with her husband and immediate family at her side.

Donna was born January 11, 1961, in Jackson Co. She was a devoted friend to her inner circle, and a lifelong friend of Sherie Howard. A member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Donna loved her church family, and was a loving daughter, sister, and devoted wife of 38 wonderful years. She also loved her father very much. She loved the outdoors, plants, and yard work. She was big into camping and fishing, and in the later years got into classic cars, a hobby she enjoyed with her husband and Hot Rod Buddies. She loved others unconditionally, and always thought of others first. She was a loving caregiver to her mother and others.

Donna was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Henson Clark, and her grandparents, Lee and Glayds Henson, and Leonard and Bertha Norton.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Leroy Drury, Jr.; father, Kemmer Norton and his wife, Vera; brother, Danny Norton and his wife, Tammy; god-daughter, Amanda Nunziata; god-son, Michael Nunziata; her two precious fur-babies, Kobie and Josie; and numerous nieces and cousins.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Owen officiating. Her family will receive friends at the church beginning at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 Mt. Carmel Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, and/or to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

Services

Celebration of Life: June 8, 2019 4:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
200 Mt. Carmel Road
Asheville, NC 28806

828-252-3535

Visitation: June 8, 2019 3:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
200 Mt. Carmel Road
Asheville, NC 28806

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Robby I am so sorry for your loss. I have been there so I Can feel your pain. Donna will always be looking down on you. She was a wonderful person. God Bless You!

  2. Donna was the magic in my childhood, my go-to person in happy times and sad times in my adulthood, and even after her departure from this earth, she will ALWAYS be the reason I believe in hope, strength, and eternity. I love you Sis. Thank you, to both you and Rob, for being my children’s Godparents and for being my lifelong friends. ❤🦋

  3. Robbie, I’m so very sorry for your loss of Donna. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Sonia

  4. Robby … I am so very sorry. Sending prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family. Donna will surely be missed by everyone that knew her.

  5. Robert..think I met you at Solace…Im DwayneG…Robert P. cousin..so sorry to hear of your wifes passing..My mom passed on the 24..broke my heart..but she’s not in pain anymore…it was horrible watching her for a month..not eating..or drinking..its not easy letting them go..its even harder that you cant talk to them.or see them here on earth..Miss my mom so much..even tho I knew she could never get better..Prayers for comfort..for you and Family..Gloria

  6. Rob, I am so sorry for the loss of your loving wife Donna. I know she was the light of your life. My love and prayers are still with you and all of her family and yours. All who knew her loved her. Like Bill, she is in heaven suffering no pain. That one thing gives so much comfort.
    Blessings, peace, love and prayers,

  7. Robbie, I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Sending the family thoughts and prayers. ❤

  8. So sorry for your loss. Donna and I were really good friends in high school. She was an amazing person. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  9. Dear Donna Our Dear Friend,
    You will be forever Loved and deeply Missed! The memories we all shared will last a lifetime, and the times we spent together priceless. You will always be in our hearts and Prayers as you have become our Angel. We will never say goodbye, but we will say…
    CYA-L8TR.

  10. Rob your in my thoughts and prayers daily. Donna was a great person truly an angel from God. She will be truly missed. God bless you and your family.

  11. Always loved sitting downstairs visiting with Donna when Hubert would attend the meetings upstairs. Sending my condolences. Joan Bernstein

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May the peace of our precious Savior comfort you now. Larry and Renee Reeves

  13. Robbie, though miles keep us all apart, the love we carry in our hearts is ever strong. We will miss Donna, but know we will one day see her smile again. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
    With Love,
    Kelly and PJ

  14. Robbie, we pray for comfort and peace for you and your family and for the fur babies as all of you will miss Donna in your daily lives, but GOD will give you the assurance of Donna now standing with him and she is no longer in pain. Our neighborhood will miss her, but her light will continue to shine.

  15. HEAVEN GAINED ANOTHER ANGEL. WE HAVE RELEASED A LOT OF THEM THIS YEAR. GOD BLESS ALL THE FAMILIES THAT ARE GRIEVING AND MISSING THEM AS WE ALL ARE. LOVE YOU ALL.

  16. I will always Love You Forever, you now have my heart in heaven with you and we will be joined together again some great day…You will always be my “Baby Cakes” and I your “Jellybean”

  17. Robert, we were so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give comfort to your hurting heart as only He can.So thankful for the assurance of seeing our loved ones again. God bless you!!

  18. Robbie, Danny and families – I was so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Please know I am praying for you. Stay with our Lord and know you will see her again one fine day.

  19. I MISS YOU MY FREIND,BUT I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW. A PLACE WERE YOU FEEL NO PAIN AND YOU ARE WEARING WINGS, LOOKING DOWN ON US AND WAITING UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. ALTHOUGH YOU ARE NOT HERE ANYMORE I FEEL YOUR SPIRIT IS STILL HERE, WATCHING OVER YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SMILE AND KINDNESS. ROB MY PRAYERS OUR WITH YOU.

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