Donna Estes Spiers

January 30, 1945 - May 29, 2023
Donna Estes Spiers

Memorial Gifts & Donations

Donna Estes Spiers, born January 30th, 1945 in Wake County, NC, passed away on May 29th, 2023 at the age of 78 in Hampstead, NC. After a courageous 20 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Donna passed peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.

Donna grew up in Wilmington, NC in Sunset Park and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1962. She then attended Wilmington College.

Donna was a beloved homemaker who dedicated her life to her family. She had a passion for redecorating her home with antique furniture that she refurbished herself and adored painting wildlife which adorned her walls. Donna also enjoyed tending to her beautiful garden by the Intracoastal Waterway, rescuing injured animals, snow skiing, golfing, and dancing to beach music. She also enjoyed spending time on her boat with her friends and family; and if they did not know how to water ski, she did everything to change that. Her infectious smile and caring nature will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Donna is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, Conway H. Spiers; daughter, Neah Jo Farr; grandsons, Leonardo & Ludovico Zirilli; stepchildren, Paul Spiers (Rachel), David Spiers (Terri), Tracee Shannon Eason, and Steve Vaughan; sisters, Deann Tschantz (John) and Mechelle Gibbs (Kenny); nieces and nephews, Jay Tschantz (Martha), Alicia Snyder (Andrew), David Callahan (Shannon), Craig Freeman (Casi), Amber Baird, and Cameron Baird.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Charles Edward Estes; mother, Rosalyn Estes; and sister, Terry Estes Freeman.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 10:00am at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, immediately followed by a Reception in the Reception Hall. Donna’s legacy will live on through her loved ones and the memories they shared together. Rest peacefully, Donna.

In lieu of flowers, Donna’s family has asked that family and friends consider donating to the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation in her memory. This is a near and dear foundation that helped assist Donna, and helps assist others, with out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications and treatments needed for life threatening illnesses.

Donna’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare and to their wonderful neighbors, Ann and Alma, who lovingly helped care for her, allowing Donna to spend her final days on the Intracoastal Waterway that she loved so much.

Please leave memories and condolences for Donna’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Hampstead Chapel – 16076 US Hwy 17 N Hampstead, NC 28443 910.821-1713

Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on June 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Wrightsville United Methodist Church (4 Live Oak Drive Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480)

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  • June 15, 2023
    Barbara & Eric Wenderlich says:
    Conway, Eric and I were so sad to hear about Donna. We both enjoyed bowling and golfing with her and she will be missed. Prayers for you and your whole family.

  • June 15, 2023
    Pam Sample says:
    Donna was a truly amazing woman and neighbor of ours for 32 years. Gary, myself and family loved her and loved watching her in her beloved yard tending to her beautiful garden. She was a wonderful wife to Conway and watching them enjoy life together was sweet. They truly enjoyed boating, eating on their deck and we would see them playing games in the evenings just enjoying living in our paradise here on Dogwood Lane. We will truly miss her.

  • June 09, 2023
    Jessica says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of a spectacular woman. She was a gem and always encouraging. Always a smile on her beautiful face. Very special lady to me. My deepest empathy too all who held her dear.

  • June 09, 2023
    Nancy Senter says:
    Conway, Michael and I were so sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. We have lots of fond memories of time spent with you and Donna. Know you will miss her very much and we will be thinking about you in the days ahead. Nancy and Michael Senter

  • June 09, 2023
    Terri Sandlin lit a candle:
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