ELBERTON - Donna Lee Blackmon Seymour, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 10, 2013, just 10 days after her 43rd birthday.
She was born at Elbert Memorial Hospital on April 30, 1970, the daughter of Ronnie and Lynn Hill Blackmon of Elberton. She operated an in-home daycare for many years and later became administrator at Heardmont Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Donna was president of the Elberton Kiwanis Club, served on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, the Foundation's Young Professional Advisory Board, and the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Board. She organized Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation's Jack Frost Jump and Womanless Beauty Pageant for the past two years. You never saw Donna without a smile on her face or a twinkle in her eye. Mrs. Seymour was preceded in death by grandparents, Clifton B. "Pete" and Etrulia Brewer Hill and Robert L. Blackmon and Sara Wallace Blackmon Butler.
Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband, Denny Wayne Seymour, Jr., Elberton; children, Jayce Seymour, Brayden Seymour, and Kylie Seymour, all of Elberton; grandson and light of her life, Jackson Black; brother, Kevin Blackmon and his wife Courtney, Elberton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Denny W., Sr. and Gail Seymour, Bowman; nieces and nephews, Karson, Tyler, Cadence, Georgia, DJ, Haylee, Hayden, and Hadley; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Elberton with the Revs. Tim Adams and David McConnell officiating. Interment will be in the Hill Family Cemetery in Homer, with Chad Blackmon, Dusty Smith, Michael Smith, Donny Seymour, Blake Young, and Shayne Bennett honored as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13. At other hours they may be contacted at the residence of Ronnie and Lynn Blackmon, Bowman Highway, Elberton.
In lieu of flowers, Donna requested donations be made to a special fund at Pinnacle Bank, 884 Elbert St., Elberton, GA 30635 in her memory to benefit the Fragile X Foundation in Atlanta.
Share your stories and photos in Donna's Book of Memories at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Donna Lee Blackmon Seymour.