Donnalee Wilcox

January 31, 1955 - March 1, 2017
Donnalee Wilcox

Donnalee Ford Wilcox, 62, of Brunswick Forest in NC, passed away on March 1, 2017 after her tenacious battle with cancer.

She was born in Philadelphia PA to Berlinda and Donald Ford. She is survived by her husband Paul, her children Joshua and Sarah, her siblings Berlinda and Donald, her nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Rosie.

Donnalee had many talents; she was an amazing artist, a loyal friend, a loving mother and wife, and an avid reader. She enjoyed surfing on the beach, family vacations, mahjong and bowling with her friends, yoga, traveling, and any excuse to party, especially during her “Birthday Season.” Her dedication to her family, commitment to charity work, and unwavering faith was an inspiration to everyone around her. Donnalee also had a passion for learning, and graduated with honors with her Master’s degree in education. Although she will be dearly missed, her legacy will continue through the countless lives she touched.

Please join us for a memorial service on Thursday, March 9th, at 6:00pm at The Bridge Presbyterian Church, 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 106 Leland, NC 28451.

Reception to follow from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Cape Fear National Golf Course at Brunswick Forrest, 1281 Cape Fear National Drive Leland, NC 28451

Please note a memorial service will also be held in New Jersey in the near future.

Memorial donations can be made to Indo Jax Donnalee Wilcox Childhood Cancer Camp website https://www.crowdrise.com/2017-cancer-surf-camp/fundraiser/indojaxsurfcharities or The Bridge Presbyterian Church (address above).

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 910-383-3511

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  • March 03, 2017
    Brian Woodburn says:
    Deeply sorry for your loss. I would like to attend the memorial service in New Jersey.

  • March 03, 2017
    Dave Mangun says:
    Paul: I am so saddened to hear of your wife's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope your fond memories of Donnalee and the good times that you enjoyed together will help ease your grief and suffering.

  • March 03, 2017
    Rita Parham says:
    So sorry to hear of Donnalee's passing. We worked together at Emmons School. We often talked about fashion and cars. She was a fabulous person who had such a kind spirit!!

  • March 03, 2017
    Kathy Hann says:
    Paul: I just heard of Donnalee's passing, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We taught reading recovery together in Pemberton. I wish we had kept in touch. I am honored to have known a wonderful person. I'll be at the service in NJ.

  • March 04, 2017
    Genise Riccio says:
    Please accept my condolences and prayers in Donna Lee's passing. I worked with Donna Lee for many years at Emmons School. She was an amazing, dedicated person and teacher. Not only was Donna Lee's beauty shine in the way she carried herself but also in her love of the students. After teaching at Emmons School, we had unplanned visits at the nail salon in Medford. Donna Lee was always smiling and so positive. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.