Donna L. Reynolds
1951 - 2020
Donna L. Reynolds

April 6, 1951 - September 26, 2020

Donna Leigh Reynolds, of Opelika, AL, passed away September 26, 2020 in Sandy Springs, GA at the age of 69. She was born and raised in Montgomery, AL and was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. She graduated from Troy State University in 1986. Her memorial service is planned for Saturday, Oct 17th at 1 pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Opelika. Protective masks are requested. At Troy State University, a tree has been planted in the Quad near the Sound of the South walk in memory of Donna. A plaque will be placed on Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 at 10 am and all who wish to share their experiences and love of Donna will be welcomed for a meet and greet. Bring a lawn chair.

Donna loved God and was very involved with her churches. Normandale Baptist in Montgomery, First Baptist Troy and First Baptist Opelika.

Donna retired from Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University in May 2019 after almost 30 years of service. Prior to Auburn, she worked 13 years in University Relations at Troy State University and 2 years at the Alabama Baptist State Convention in Montgomery.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carden Wilson Reynolds and Helen Dees Reynolds and her brother in law, Don White. She is survived by her sister, Candace White of Roswell, GA and her brother, Jerry Reynolds (Norma) of Arizona, 5 nieces and nephews, 17 great nieces and nephews and 8 great great nieces and nephews. She also leaves her 2 special dogs, Gracie and Sassy, which were like her children.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be made to FBC, Opelika at or to Sound of the South Band at Troy State University. The link to her full obituary:

Northside Chapel and Crematory

12050 Crabapple, Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 645-1414
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Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on Oct. 12, 2020.
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Donna was my sweet neighbor. I was blessed to be instrumental in finding her little ShihTzu several years ago, for her. She loved her little dogs. She is with her Lord.
Patti Staudenmaier
October 16, 2020
Patti Staudenmaier
October 16, 2020
Dear Candy, I am so very sorry for you loss. I will miss my dear friend. We have all loss a beautiful human being. I don't know how I will ever be able to watch a TROY football game without her. I went ahead and bought her ticket hoping that she would be able to come this year. Once again, I loved her so much and am sorry for your loss.
Reba Allen
October 15, 2020
Donna was such a joy to work with and I will always remember her gorgeous smile and her positive attitude. She made a wonderful contribution to Extension and to all of us other employees. No doubt, she is shining brightly in Heaven and continuing to spread joy!
Judy F Brown
October 14, 2020
My sincere condolences to Donna's family and friends on the loss of Donna. Somehow in my heart I feel I met Donna sometime many years ago as I was a 66 grad of Lanier. She was a beautiful lady and I know she will be deeply missed. God Rest Her Soul. Donna had a magnificent voice and I know she was a sweet beautiful lady. Rest In Peace.
Charlie Sydnor
October 13, 2020
Donna, was a dear neighbor and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Marilyn Cooper
October 12, 2020