Christmas is not the same without you this year, my friend. Your love and sweet spirit lingers in the memories we shared over seven years working and playful times together. God has you in his care and I will see you again.
Crandall, Creighton and Bill:
I lived with your mom back in 1984 after the accident and have never forgotten her. She was always such a morning person and I definitely was not...I can still her singing each morning to wake me up when she was ready for her coffee. I will never forget her and the time we spent together. I am so sorry for your loss.
Treasured memories of our friendship are forever...we shared so many good times until the end.
RIP Mrs. Donia Craig Dickerson. You taught me about art and poetry and music and the world in the sixth grade at Parmer School in Belle Meade. The old and true story is that some teachers you never forget. I think about you, my beloved Mrs. Dickerson almost every day.
Crandall, Craig and Bill,
I'm so sorry to have just heard the news of the loss of your mom. I hadn't seen her in several years yet hold fond memories. Mrs. Dickerson was quite unique. I hope you guys are all doing well.
Today I celebrated my friend Donia's birthday by embracing sweet memories of our friendship over 7 years together. I miss you every day and want to drop by or call...I smile and know you are free at last in God's care. Love.
Thinking of Donia on her birthday. Miss her so much.
I just tried to call and wish Donia a Happy Birthday and learned she passed away. We had many good times together in Nashville and Washington D.C. and always called on our respective birthdays. It is a sad day for me to lose such a special friend.
Craig and Cradall. I just heard about your Mother passing away!!! I was unable to come to Nashville for the visitation!! Your Mom has always held a special place in my heart!! my thoughts and prayers are with both of you and Bill
Dear Bill, Craig and Crandall,
I can't believe Frank and I only knew your mother for 8 years. It seemed like a lifetime! From the time we met her having breakfast at the Hotel Parc St. Severin in Paris to our days at Sewanee with Clare to subsequent trips to Philadelphia, New York, Washington, New Orleans and Paris--it certainly seemed to be a much longer time. I only wish it had been. She enriched our lives in so many ways with her southern charm and her humor and her amazing knowledge of art.
Our last visit with her was in New York last April for her 81st birthday. We were staying at the Yale Club, and she was so excited to be there. Before dinner the first night we were going to the bar for a drink. To our surprise when we arrived, the whole bar was set up with TV screens and the place was packed with alumni watching the Yale hockey team play in the final tournament--the Frozen Four!! It was not exactly what we had planned. The place was wild and crazy--and Donia was having a great time! Two nights later she was there when Yale won the tournament. It got even crazier, but she took it all in stride. She was always up for anything. It kept her young all her life, despite her health issues.
We miss her terribly.
With our most sincere sympathy,
Susan and Frank Ashburn
Donia was a lovely, gracious person who will be missed by many. I'll never forget her kindness and love for my daughter, Allison, (her 'DIL') and my granddaughters.
Crandall, my condolences and love to you.
Wonderful memories of trips out west and Washington DC. She was a lovely lady and a friend.
Crandall, what a wonderful life that your mother lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Craig, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Did not see the obituary in time to see you today. You've helped me many a time, so if we can help you, we sincerely would love to. Much love, Nancy Nunnelley and John Blackman
Bill, your mom's understanding of our tumultuous teenage years long ago is still appreciated. I wish you and your family comfort and peace. Guy McClure
Crandall, Kenyon and Jackson.
Our heartfelt condolences.
With Love and Friendship always
I am one of Donia's art children, as she called us. I have been a member of her Art History Class for 15 years or more. She has made a lasting impression in my life. I will miss her sorely!
Although I never knew your Mom, this story is of a wonderful, caring, and bright woman. My prayers are with you and your family.
All my love,
We love you Craig.
Read & Robi Warner
What a total honor and gift is is to have known Donia for over 8 years now. Our meeting each other - she would be the first to say was clearly " no accident - but rather a God thing !" I've had the priveledge of providing services to Donia but even more so to have had her as a dear friend. I cannot describe how special she is to me and has left a forever sparkly shiny gentle twinkle of color on my soul. I sure miss her. My sincere sympathies to all her family and the many who love her.
Barbara & Jack Stevenson, Donia & Buford introduced us in 1955, in La Jolla. Donia a special friend since 1953 at Canyon Lodge in Yellowstone. Our memories live on.
I celebrate my friendship with Donia who shared her love of the wonderful world of art with me as her personal assistant for seven years. We became "soul sisters" and I loved her dearly. My thoughts and prayers embrace the family in the loss of your beloved mother.
Crandall, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Paul
Crandall, sorry to hear about you Mother. I hope you and your family are doing well.
Im so sorry for your loss Crandall. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy and I will miss Donia and will remember her fondly. Her generous spirit will abide with us forever. - Dan Hosse
Toda una Reina.
I'll always remember our talks in Spanish on the way to work. You were truly an intriguing person. Never a dull moment, always a contagious laugh. You taught me that to be treated like a queen, you must first act like one. You will be missed by many & your accomplishments never forgotten.