Donna Eliesa Taylor Smith, 67, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
Donna was born January 13, 1956 in Cabarrus County. She was a cherished daughter of the late Charles Lester Taylor Jr., and Wilma Haigler Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Larry Morrison; brothers, Darrell (Diane) and Ricky Taylor; and sister, Michelle Lee.
Donna always had a passion for watching hummingbirds. She loved the beach, palm trees, and flamingos. Her favorite singer has always been Conway Twitty. Most of all, Donna loved her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, including her loving dog, Buddy.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Lori and Travis Smith; grandchildren, Eliesa Anderson, Agustin Leos (Maite Coronado), Catalina Leos, Alejandrina Smith- Jacquez (Josh Houser), Jacqueline Smith- Jacquez, Madison Smith, Erica Smith, Logan Smith; great-grandchildren, Isabella Leos, Desmon Leos, Efren Leos, Melody Leos, Rosalie Leos, Severa Leos, Porter Houser, Emery Houser, Hunter Craig, Conner Craig, Lilly- Rae Anderson, Paxton Tucker, Jenni Jacquez, Vada Jacquez and Sienna Smith; and her sister, Dolores Canaday (Robert).
The family will receive visitors from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, February 20, 2023 at Whitley’s Funeral Home in Kannapolis. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel. Internment till follow at West Concord Cemetery.
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