July 29, 1955 - June 19, 2017
Donna Lynn MacKinney was born on July 29, 1955 in Florence, Alabama to William E and Juanita J. Mitchell and passed away on June 19, 2017 at home with her family, in Carrollton, Texas at the age of 61. She grew up in Corinth, Mississippi with her brothers David K. Mitchell and Philip E. Mitchell. She graduated from Corinth High School, Evangel University and Texas Women’s University. She was a teacher and librarian and finished her career as a librarian of Rice Middle School in Plano, Texas.
Donna was passionate about all children, particularly her children and grandchildren. Her love of books was boundless. She enjoyed getting books into the hands of children. She liked to travel especially to New England. She also loved to volunteer at her church.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She was preceded in death by her father, William E. Mitchell and brother, David K. Mitchell. She is survived by Tim; daughter, Abby; son, Ben; daughter-in-law, Jen; mother, Juanita; grandchildren Kyle, Natalie, and Eli; brother, Phil and his wife, Shantelle; nephews, Billy, Andrew, and Matthew; and of course, Frederick, her faithful dog; along with extended family and friends.
A service to celebrate her life will be held in Dallas on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Northaven United Methodist Church at 1:00 P.M. with a reception to follow. There will also be a second memorial service in Jackson, Tennessee on July 1, 2017 at West Jackson Baptist Church at 11:00 A.M. with a family luncheon to follow.
“Life is good Grace abounds.” – Bill McElvaney
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252