Berthrong, Donna Elizabeth Whitaker

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 12/04/1958 - 09/30/2018 Donna Elizabeth Whitaker Berthrong, 59, a NC native, died unexpectedly at her home in New Port Richey, FL. She was recently diagnosed with Hemochromatosis. Donna was born in Sylva, NC, and was raised in Winston-Salem. After graduating from R. J. Reynolds High School in 1977, Donna moved to Elizabeth City NC. She later returned to Winston-Salem and was employed by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for twenty years. Donna moved to Florida in 1997 and began a new career at Publix Market, where her reliable work ethic and friendly personality was a shining asset to the Deli. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 16 years, Steve Berthrong; parents, Billy Brooks and Joanne Eves Whitaker of Atlantic Beach, NC; sister, Teresa W. Whitmyer (Steve), Holly and Jackson of Stevensville, MD; two aunts, Sara Jane Cartwright (Roy) and Katherine Sanders (Alan); cousins, Bonnie Jernigan (JJ); David Cartwright (Melissa), Dylan and Drake; Scott Cartwright, of Elizabeth City; uncle, Van G. Whitaker (Brenda); cousins, Jon Whitaker (Sally), Houston and Harrison of Dobson; Sommer Whitaker of Winston-Salem; stepson, Michael Berthrong (Haley), Summer, Lincoln, and Leanne of FL. Donna was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward D. and Elizabeth B. Eves of Weeksville, NC; Oscar G. and Holly W. Whitaker of Pilot Mountain; aunt, Elaine W. Whitaker of Dobson. A memorial service for Donna will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain, NC.

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