LYMAN, SC – Donna M. Sumner Smith, 70, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in Lyman, SC. Donna was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Doris Meron Sumner and James T. Sumner. She lived in Albany for many years until moving to Elk River, MN, and then to Lyman, SC. She was a graduate of Mercy High School in Albany and the American Institute of Banking. She was employed by her family’s business, Arcadia Supply Co. in Albany, and later by Wells Fargo Bank. Donna was a substitute teacher and a dedicated volunteer at the Spartanburg Christian Academy in Spartanburg, and was twice awarded volunteer of the year. She was a communicant of Blessed Trinity Church in Greer, SC.
Donna is survived by her loving husband James Allen Smith; her son James J. Smith (Kimberly) of Boiling Springs, SC; her brother William T. Sumner (Barbara) of Delmar; her grandchildren Joshua R. and Jordan J. Smith; and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning, September 23rd, at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday, September 22nd , from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. The family suggests memorial contributions to Spartanburg Christian Academy Annual Fund (Make payable to SCA), 8740 Asheville Highway Spartanburg, SC 29316. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Donna’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12205).
This is a video tribute to Donna:
Shelly and Todd Linder
We are so sorry to hear about Donna’s death. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for all of you.
Donna, words cannot describe the loss we feel in our hearts since you gained your Heavenly Wings!!! You have been a Best friend to me for years now, and I can’t imagine life without you!!!! I have shared Many Wonderful adventures with you and Jim and I will forever treasure those times. Rest In Please Dear Friend until we meet again. ❤️
What a beautiful person. Always there for everyone. We have such great memories!! She is now with all the other angels. LoveYou, Craig and Janet DeRusso❤
I worked with Donna at Wachovia/Wells Fargo years ago. My memories of her are of nothing but warmth, care, kindness, generosity, love, and her genuine smile. She was beloved and on a first-name basis with most all the regular customers, some of whom banked there solely due to her.
My condolences and prayers to Jim and all of Donna’s family and friends. She is with the angels now, and may she rest in eternal peace.
We know how much you love Donna, and how much you’ll miss her brown bag lunches and hearing Pretty Woman multiple times per day when she calls. We’re here for you for whatever you need. We love you!
-Your Shriners MAL family
My prayers are with Jim their children , Barb Billy Sumner family and friends , my Donna RIP she will be missed by many ,
Karen Nolan Brownell
Mrs. Donna, you were an instrumental part of our lives. When my family came to SCA 5 years ago, you were there! Wearing your smile and genuine kindness; the kids and parents all love you. Kindergarten would not have been the same without you. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our children. Your kindness and smile will never be forgotten.
Love, RJ & family
Judy and Doug Waldrop
Praying for God’s comfort and wisdom during this time. Donna was a good friend and supporter of the SCA Grands.
Aunt Donna you will be forever missed! I am so honored to call you my Godmother and so blessed to call you my aunt. Rest In Peace. Love you.