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Donna Priest

October 17, 1948 — January 22, 2022

Donna Frances Priest (nee Baxter) passed away at home, unexpectedly, on January 22, 2022. She was born on October 17, 1948, in Brownwood, TX to Frank and LaDonne {Mabry} Baxter. Before happily settling down with her husband David in central Ohio, for most of her life she called the suburbs of Fort Worth home. Donna raised three beautiful children, Jeffrey, Jeremy, and Jessica. She was also stepmother to David's only son, David Jr. Her children were the highlight of her life. She also had a wonderful way with animals, always being sure to have a house full of dogs and at least one cat. Aside from her children, her greatest contribution was an affinity for caring for those less fortunate. In addition to serving as an early childhood teacher’s aide in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford School District for many years, she was quick to care for a neighbor in need or lend a hand of support to a friend. She also never missed a good garage sale. Donna was also known for her incredible homemade fudge, which she made every year for Christmas and sent out to all her family and friends. Donna’s giving nature continued with her passing.

Donna is survived by her husband, David Priest, Sr., of Centerburg, OH, as well as her three children, Jeffrey Johnson of Indianapolis, IN, Jeremy Justice of Phoenix, AZ, Jessica Justice of San Diego, CA, and her step-son, David Priest, Jr., of Mount Vernon, OH. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jack Johnson, of Muncie, IN, Olivia Johnson of Denver, CO, her nephew, David Perkins, of Euless, TX, and her step-grandson, Austin Priest, of Mount Vernon, OH. Donna was preceded in death by her younger brother, Bill Baxter, of Fort Worth, TX, and by her younger sister, Marce Perkins, of Euless, TX.

Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Memorial Services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Roberts Funeral Home.

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