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Submitted by:Terry Dudley
Donna Lee Culbreath, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away from this earthly life on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the age of 72 in Denison, Texas. Donna was born to Derrell and Aileen Bishop, on Tuesday, January 27, 1948 in Durant, Oklahoma.
Donna married her loving husband J.D. Culbreath on January 28, 1966 in Durant, Oklahoma. She was a proud Southeastern Oklahoma State University graduate, obtaining a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education. Donna was a dedicated Special Education Teacher for Silo Schools. She enjoyed singing, especially Christmas songs and hymns. Donna also enjoyed reading her Bible, reading for pleasure and planning and hosting special events for those she loved. Donna was an accomplished pianist and played every piano she came across. She especially enjoyed playing duets with her great- granddaughter. Her life of selfless service was shown by sharing the Good News in supporting mission work to the Spanish people in and around Durant as well as Bolivia and Nicaragua. She loved to hear and tell stories about her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were her most prized possessions and joys of her life.
Donna is survived by her husband J.D. Culbreath of the home. Son, Jimmy Dale Culbreath Jr. and wife Deanna of Durant, daughter, Brande Leigh Serner and husband Allen of Calera, son, Owen Thomas Spencer Culbreath and wife Grace of Bay City, Texas. Grandchildren: Amanda Audrey Lee of Calera, Luke Allen Serner and wife Aubree of Broken Arrow, Whitney Morgan Edwards of Oklahoma City, William Lee Edwards and wife Haley (Ashley) of Belle Meade, Tennessee, Terra Dalea Culbreath of Denison, Texas, Hayden Spencer, Quentin John, and Caroline Victoria Culbreath of Bay City, Texas. Great-grandchildren: Harmony Kate, Spencer Allen, Scout James, Huck Archer and Stone Campbell Lee, all of Calera. Brothers: Tommy Derrell Bishop of Mead, Oklahoma, and James Steven Bishop and wife Miriam of Durant. Sister, Janet Kay Corley and husband Jimmy of Guthrie. In addition, she loved the family she acquired through marriage, Louise & Wayne McDonald, Alton & Pat Culbreath, Gladys & Mike Skinner and Randy & Marth Culbreath, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Derrell, and Aileen Bishop.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tipita, KM 20, Nicaragua mission via the Durant Church of Christ at PO Box 152, Durant, OK 74701.
Family hour will be Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 6-7 pm at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held on at 10:00 am, Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Durant Church of Christ family life building on 6th and Beech in Durant, Oklahoma with John Curtis and Dale Goad officiating with James Coats directing singing. Following will be an internment at Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma with Speck Hill, David Turner, Bobby Lewis, Mikel Davenport, Nikolas Pescador, Galileo Pineda, Darrin Coldiron, and Ricky Arce serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be: The Elders of Durant Church of Christ: Mickey Davis, Layne Heitz, Ron Taylor, Charles Villines, Paul Mauck, and Billy Albright as well as Steve Whitmire.
Services will be livestreamed at the Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home Facebook Page.
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