Donna Dansby, age 75, a longtime resident of Alachua, Florida passed away peacefully April 6th, 2021 at Palm Garden of Gainesville. Donna was born January 29, 1946 in Ocala, Florida. She was the youngest of two daughters born to Fred and Emma Lee Gatrell. She was raised in Fairfield, Florida at the Gatrell Duroc Farm.
As a young adult, Donna married the love of her life, Scott Dansby and she was faithfully by his side until his passing in July of 2014. In March of 1970, Donna and Scott welcomed their only child, Jonathan into their lives. Donna loved her husband and her son very much and was an exemplary wife and mother.
To some, she was simply known as Donna. Others were fortunate enough to know her as Mom, Aunt Donna, Grandma and even “Gammaw”. Donna unconditionally loved her family and friends very much and she greatly cherished any time spent with them.
She enjoyed working in her yard, visiting with family and friends, reading, crocheting and spending time with her beloved cat, “Tebow”. She was also known to enjoy watching a Florida Gator football game or two.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 48 years, Hoyle Scott Dansby.
Mrs. Dansby is survived by her son Jonathan ( Cheryl ), her sister Sandra Gatrell Baxley, her grandchildren Heather Whatley ( Josh ), Siarra Johnson ( Brant ) and Chad Stockdale ( Caitlin ) as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, 2 great grandchildren and many friends.
A graveside memorial service will be held Friday April 16th, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Millwood Cemetery in Reddick, Florida.
Arrangements are in care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, Florida 32601 352-376-5361 www.milamfh.com