Graveside funeral services for Donna Taylor Volentine age 64 of Grayson will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday March 12, 2019 at the Welcome Home Cemetery at Grayson with Bro. Jeff Masters and Bro. Courtney Dunn officiating. Interment is under direction of Riser & Son Funeral Home of Columbia.
Donna Elizabeth Taylor Volentine was born on March 29, 1954 at Urania, LA to the union of her parents Jean and Daigo Taylor and she passed from this life on Sunday March 10, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family following an extended illness. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, by her sister: Dianne Taylor, her nephew: Benji Masters and by her father-in-law: Tollie Volentine. Donna's career spanned some thirty-six years as she was a special needs teacher in the Caldwell Parish School System. She also worked extensively with the Caldwell Parish Recreation Center starting in 1976. Donna was one of the truest fans of all LSU Sports. Donna truly”Bled Purple and Lived Gold.” To know Donna was to love her and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her life and a lifetime of memories are her husband of thirty five years Aaron Volentine, of Grayson; her sons: Heath Volentine and Brooks Volentine both of Grayson; her sister: Debbie Taylor Ainsworth of Grayson; her precious grandchildren that she loved so dearly: Blaine Volentine, Mia Volentine, Brannon Volentine, Brooklyn Volentine, Daisy Volentine, and Erin Elizabeth Volentine; her nephew: Jeff Masters and her mother-in-law: Geraldine Volentine.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kurt Volentine, Kyle Volentine, Holden Volentine, Benny Ray Nevels, Hunter Volentine and Dustin Volentine. Honorary pallbearers will be T. J. Steele and Logan Volentine.
In lieu of flowers any planned memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by phone (800)822 6344
Online registry/ condolences: riserfuneralhomes.com
When Things Go Wrong
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit—
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.