Tingle, Donna

Donna Mae Tingle

May 16, 1951 - October 3, 2020

Donna Mae (Smith) Tingle was born to William Hartwell Smith and Vera Mae (White) Smith on May 16, 1951.  She was the youngest of five children and the apple of her mother’s eye.  She spent most of her adult life working in the dental assisting field and loved good food especially dessert.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed a good chat.   She impressed upon her daughters a love reading that continues to this day.  She loved a good prank and a hearty laugh both at her expense and that of others.  She regaled us with stories of her youth, marriage, and fun facts about her life and her daughter’s young lives.  She touched many lives during hers, instilled in her children a good work ethic and morality, and a love of learning and helping others. She always left a lasting impression on those she met along her journey through life. Donna married Teddy Tingle on September 16, 1977. 

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Vera Mae Smith (7-18-1998) and William Hartwell Smith (July 1, 1952), brothers Marvin Derrell (Squirrel) Smith, Melvin Hartwell Smith, and Garland (Mouse) Franklin Smith. 

Donna is survived by her brother Herman Smith, children Kimberly Cook and Melissa Haynes, and Jason Tingle, grandchildren Trevor Hill and Miranda Haynes, nieces Lisa Ray, Catherine Wallace, Peggy Smith, and Stephanie Loren, nephews Brent Smith, Jason Smith, Warren Smith, Christopher Smith, and Jacob Smith.

The celebration of life will be held on October 24, 2020 at the Hogeye Community Center, 2755 FM 1566 West, Celeste, Texas 75423, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Family and friends are invited to share all the precious memories made throughout her life.  The family has requested that all visitors and family wear disposable masks at all times, sanitize hands upon entering the building, and adhere to social distancing to protect family and others with compromised immune systems during this time.   In order to protect the health of the family and visitors only three people will be allowed in at any given time during the celebration.  The family appreciates your support and compassion during this time. 

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so sorry to hear of your loss. Donna and I were classmates and i know she will be missed Gail Davis , October 13, 2020 If there was anything or anyone I remember about my childhood it would be Donna Mae.....getting in trouble together was an often thing and she was always the leader...lol. Many many good memories but I think my favorite is throwing the frisbee with her in the middle of the street after dark under the street light. Child hood friends are the sweetest memories a person can ever have and she was just that.....my heart is hurting knowing you have left us, but I know you are surrounded by Angels.....see ya again someday. dee, October 13, 2020 I loved Donna. She was my sister Donna's classmate. Friends for life. Ups and down. Debra Davis, October 11, 2020 Mom, I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I loved you dearly and even if we had times where we didn't see eye to eye, we knew that love was going to keep us going. You were the best mom ever! I have saved your voice messages so I can hear you anytime I want to. May you be dancing with Granny Smith and your siblings in heaven. I love you and always will.
Kimberly Cook, October 8, 2020 I love you grandma, and couldn't have been more proud of the man you made me and the love you gave to anyone around. William Hill, October 6, 2020