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Donna Marie Cameron McNeill
July 30, 1954 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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In profound remembrance of Donna Cameron McNeill, it is with a mix of sorrow and joy that we share the news of our “Na’s” peaceful journey to heaven on January 7th, 2024. Born on July 30th, 1954 she graced the lives of many with her unwavering kindness, compassion, and faithfulness. She was a true disciple of God. Donna now rests in eternal peace with our Lord, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and everlasting memories that will forever be cherished by her family, friends, and all of those who have been fortunate enough to have been loved by her.
Donna graduated from Benhaven High School in 1972 and furthered her education at Harbarger Business College in Raleigh. She dedicated her career to the medical field, serving as an EMT and playing a pivotal role in establishing Benhaven Emergency Services. Beyond her professional endeavors, Donna was an active and passionate community leader, contributing eight years of dedicated service on the Harnett County School Board, four of which she was the Chairwoman.
Her commitment extended beyond education, as she served on various community boards for many years. A devoted member of Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church, Donna served as an elder and leader, leaving a lasting mark on the congregation. Her compassionate spirit shone through her role as the founder of Cameron Hill Community Outreach, a testament to her commitment to helping those in need. Donna extended her nurturing spirit as a caregiver to many throughout her entire life, leaving a legacy of love and selflessness that will forever be cherished by family, friends, and the community she so diligently served. In her humbled nature she quietly performed countless acts of kindness and generosity without seeking recognition.
Donna is survived by her beloved spouse, Tim whom she was married to for forty years; her son Matthew Smith, daughter Barra Ray (James), daughter Maggie Nichols (Joshua), and adopted daughter Deanna Hardee (Dalton). Donna’s greatest treasures were her grandbabies and great grandbabies who were Christian (Jessica), Dillon, Blake, Madison, Macie, Carson, Mason, Drew, Hadley Grace, JJ, Kellen, Wilder, Josie, and Duncan. She is also survived by sisters, nieces, nephews, and special neighbor Chuck Byrd.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Buddy Backpack at PO Box 123, Olivia, NC 28368, supporting a cause that was particularly dear to Donna's compassionate heart. Additionally, contributions to Cameron Hill Community Outreach at PO Box 416, Olivia, NC 28368, would honor Donna's commitment to community welfare.
A celebration of Donna's remarkable life will be held at Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 13th, at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. John Roberson and Dr. Jerry Wallace presiding. As we gather to commemorate her legacy, we invite friends and family to join us in sharing fond memories and stories that capture the spirit of a life well-lived.
Following the service, the family welcomes visitors to their home, a place that has been the heart of countless cherished moments. Together, let us find solace in each other's company, celebrating the impact Donna had on our lives and the love she so generously bestowed upon us. May Donna's spirit of generosity and love continue to inspire us all. The best way we can honor her memory is to seek the good, be the good and honor God in everything we do as this is how she lived every day of her life.