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Donna Marie Powley, 55, of Cambridge passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at UMSMC at Dorchester.
Born January 4, 1960 she was a daughter of the late Marion Virginia Windsor Powley and Robert Edward Powley. She grew up in Wingate and attended elementary school at Crapo. As a young teen she worked during the summers with her mother at Dorchester Crab Company for the late Spark Woodland. She graduated from Cambridge South Dorchester with the class of 1978.
For a number of years Donna was a self employed day care provider. She loved children and enjoyed helping others. Although she had a fondness for cats her beloved dachshund Crystal stole her heart.
Surviving is a daughter Shannon Lee Powley of Cambridge; sons Patrick Richard Bullen, Jr. and wife J.J. of Eldorado, Robert Willis Bullen of Cambridge; grandchildren Leah Ambrus of Cambridge, Patrick R. Bullen III, Robert J. Bullen, Logan L. Bullen, all of Eldorado, sister Delores Renehan and husband John of Eldorado; uncles Vernon O'Neil Windsor, William H. "Snooks" Windsor and wife Doris Jean; niece Bobbie Ann Renehan; nephew John Renehan III; special friend and father of Shannon, John David Owens, along with several cousins.
Also surviving are close friends Susan Niblett Phillips of Cambridge, Rob Wroten and wife Joyce of Trappe, Carolyn Schollisan Ostuni of Indiana, Jacqueline M. Clark of Secretary, Judy Van Curren of Cambridge, Lisa Fretz of Hurlock, Billy Wingate and Shawn Foxwell of Cambridge, other children she thought a lot of and her friends at New Horizon Apartments where she resided the past three years.
Preceding her in death besides her parents are paternal grandparents Risdon A. Powley and his wife Bertha Lou Pritchett-Powley; maternal grandparents Capt. Willis J. Windsor, Sr. and his wife Mildred Elizabeth Tawes-Windsor; aunts Mary Belle Windsor-Causey, Reba Mae Windsor-Disharoon, Elizabeth Doris Pritchett; uncles Edward Lee Windsor, Charles T. Turner, Sr., Willis Cleveland "Sonny" Windsor, Sr., Willis Jester "Buster" Windsor, Jr., Robert Ronald "Rooster" Windsor, William Franklin Windsor, Sr. and a special cousin William Herman “Billy” Windsor.
In keeping with Donna's wishes there will be no services.
The family has requested memorial donations in memory of Donna to be made to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 to defray expenses.
To share memories and send online condolences visit www.newcombcollins.com
A candle was lit in memory of Donna Powley
Juanita wingate townsend Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM
I went to school with her at South Dorchester. We were good friends and I lived right down the road from her. We had a ball. I really fell out of touch with Donna . And I'm sorry about that. I really do miss her. R.I.P
Juanita wingate townsend Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM
Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. May the GOD of all comfort grant you peace (2 Cor. 1:3,4). We eagerly await the day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out (John 5:28, 29). Until that blessed day, may many fond memories of Donna warm your hearts.
A. Wingfield Nov 5 2015 12:00 AM
To the Friends and Family, Losing a loved one is never easy, Donna graduated with me in 78 when they merged the two schools, but I knew Donna way before the merger. Having spent many, many days in Crapo growing up, Donna was introduced to my through Miss Grace and Miss Virginia at Crapo Elementary School. You see, Miss Grace was my Grandmother, and Miss Virginia, my Aunt. Donna life touched many, and prayers for their comfort.
Janet Bradford Hunteman Oct 16 2015 12:00 AM
Our Mothers were like Sisters and I know they are all Angels in Heaven! Donna had a heart of Gold and now she is walking on the streets of Gold! We mourn our loss and celebrate her gain...
Joanie Bramble Parks Oct 2 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Donnas passing my sympathy to all of the family.
Lola Ann Jones Sep 28 2015 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear Donna had passed away. We were friends for many years and graduated with the class of 1978. My heartfelt prayers to her children and the rest of the family.
Diane Jones Chavis Sep 27 2015 12:00 AM
gone but not forgotten
janice bloodsworth wilson Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM
To the family of Donna Powley. Robbie, Patrick, Shannon, and Delores, and her family. I am truly sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet, and caring lady. Donna and I shared some of our childhood down home, we were blessed to have such a huge family to be a part of. We had some great memories together. She will be truly loved and missed by all who knew her. God Bless each and everyone of you. Cheryl & Kyle Dawson
cheryl dawson Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the times we played in the yard with spoons digging and making mud pies. Good memories, may you rest in peace with Marion and Bobby. Love ya Betsy
Betsy Cordrey (Windsor) Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM