Age: 72 Address: South Toe Community, Yancey County Date of Death: Friday, August 17, 2012 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Elna Westall Harrison and the wife of Jimmy D. Chrisawn, who passed away in 2000. She was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Edwin Bennett. Donna was a member of Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church and loved to quilt. One of her quilts is proudly displayed in the Smithsonian.
Surviving are two daughters: Judy Chrisawn of Rock Creek and Denise Pellien and husband, Mark, of Weston, West Virginia; a son, Rev. Jimmy R. Chrisawn and wife, Karie, of Rock Springs, Wyoming; three sisters: Doris Padgett and husband, Kurt, of Morganton, Kathy Weaver and husband, Jake, of Asheville and Mona Bennett of Burnsville; two brothers: Danny Harrison and wife, Eula, of Jonas Ridge and Ted Harrison and wife, Phyllis, of Marion; six grandchildren: Vickie Chrisawn, Maggie Griffin, Taft Brigmon, Kristina Pellien, Aaron Pellien and Lauren Pellien; two great-grandchildren: Trinity Chrisawn and Nicholas Griffin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21st at Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church. Rev. Forrest Westall and Rev. Jimmy Chrisawn will officiate. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the services at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Yancey County at 856 George’s Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.