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Donna A. Holbrook

Donna A. Holbrook

December 28, 1947 - May 11, 2017     Age: 69

Mrs. Donna A. Holbrook, age 69, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2017 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Born in Knoxville, TN she was the only child born to John David Allen and the late Alma Harper Allen. She grew up in Knoxville and attended Whittle Springs Elementary and Gresham Junior High School before graduating from Fulton High School, Class of 1965.  After high school she attended East Tennessee State University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.  While in college she met a History Major, Garry Wayne Holbrook, who would become her husband in June of 1969.  Both pursued a career in Education, she within the Clinton City School System. Mrs. Holbrook taught Elementary Education until retiring in 2003.

Having visited and vacationed on the shores of Fernandina Beach for a number of years; at the time of their retirement, the Holbrooks settled on Amelia Island, FL.

Mrs. Holbrook enjoyed spending time at the Fernandina beaches, loved visiting with her children and grandchildren, and decorating her home.  She also enjoyed spending quality time with her friends from Bible study. She not only enjoyed the company of others but also a good book and bowl of chocalate ice cream.

She and her family are members of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, TN.

She was proceeded by her daughter, Mary Beth Holbrook, and her mother in death.

Mrs. Holbrook leaves behind, her husband of 48 years, Garry W. Holbrook, Fernandina Beach, FL, their children, Leanna Holbrook Neubert and her husband, Christopher, Woodstock, GA, Jordan Holbrook and his wife, Bree, Orlando, FL, her four grandchildren, Lukas and Penelope Neubert, Kord and Eastin Holbrook and another Holbrook grandson on the way, and her father, John David “J.D.” Allen, Fernandina Beach, FL.

A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at a later date.


8 Condolences

  • John Layton Posted May 14, 2017 1:09 pm

    The NE Florida Alumni Association of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity expresses our sincere sympathy to Gary and Family.
    Faith, Love, and Hope

  • Bob Tunkel Posted May 15, 2017 9:47 am

    Our thoughts are with you Gary. Memories of Donna and her bubbly personality will be with us always. She fought the tough fight.

  • Jamie Giardina Jones Posted May 16, 2017 7:08 pm

    Donna & I attended Lincoln Park Elementary School, Christenberry Jr. High, then graduated from Fulton High in 1965. Donna was a Very Sweet, Loving,and Always Friendly with All who Knew HER. We shared many Good Times @ our High School Reunions. She was no different when we were in School& when we reconnected. She w as a True Friend. She Fought a Tough Fight and she will Be Missed by All who were Blessed to Know Her. She w as so proud of her Family, Husband, Children & the Grandchildren. Much Love to the Family All at this time. Y’all are in my Prayers. Much Love and God Bless y’all. Jamie Giardina Jones

  • Rhoda Faulkner Shiflet Posted May 16, 2017 7:25 pm

    Having known Donna from Fulton High School, Knoxville, TN where we attended and graduated in 1965, she was always the most kindhearted and gentle spirited person I had ever known. My life is truly enriched from having known her and I will miss her at our Fulton reunions. My condolences to the family with prayers for peace.

  • George and Vicki VanDeGriff Posted May 17, 2017 1:56 pm

    Such a fine lady and family. Remembering all the fun times with The Knoxville Stars! Thinking of you Gary, Jordan, Leanna and J.D

  • Marvin W Dotson Posted May 17, 2017 9:37 pm

    She was such a finelady.

  • Dolores Cardwell Miller. Class of ’66 Posted May 17, 2017 11:26 pm

    I attended Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tn with Donna. We were not in the same graduating class but I remember her always having a smile and a hello for everybody. I know she will be missed by many.

  • Linda (Henry) Hankins Posted May 18, 2017 10:31 am

    You know how someone impacts your life in a positive way forever….I went to school with Donna at Christenberry Jr High here in Knoxville, she stood out among the rest as a sweet,kind,beautiful soul…..she was always so nice to everyone…I haven’t seen or talked with her since the early 60’s but never forgot her. I saw her picture in the obituaries and knew exactly who she was before I read her name….still as beautiful as way back then….prayers going up for all her family…she was a precious person who I know will be missed terribly…may God give you comfort in the coming days…

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