My mother, Donna Turner Ellis, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday morning after a long battle with dementia. I can’t put into words the heaviness of my heart and soul to watch her go. While I know she is no longer suffering, I selfishly want my mother back. We had 23 years robbed from us while I served time on a wrongful conviction. I endured the fact that she lost her complete memory of me while I sat in prison, and I am blessed to have made it home to the promise of her not
passing until I got here, yet I am struggling
with all the time that was stolen from us.
As I walked out of prison for the first time
since the age of 17, I knew in my heart, she was the first person I needed to go see. I was blessed to have been able to see my mom over these past few years and although she couldn’t speak, I pray, somehow she knew I was there.
My family and I want to be able to give my mom a proper goodbye and honor her life with a beautiful funeral and memorial.
Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated.
- Tamara Thayer
- Cathy Watkins
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