Donna Lauren Myers
We are so sad to announce the passing of Donna Lauren Myers, 74, of Newport News, Virginia. Donna closed her eyes at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023, in her home surrounded by family and friends and awoke in the arms of Jesus.
Donna was a native of Newport News and a member of First Baptist Church. She graduated from Ferguson High School and continued her education at James Madison University, completing both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Music Education. Donna taught for several years in Page County and Isle of Wight County schools. She had a deep love and appreciation for all types of music and loved mentoring her students. She played French Horn and piano and so loved being a Band Director.
She was often contacted by former students thanking her for encouraging their love of music.
Donna was a natural teacher and leader and was at her best standing in front of a classroom, teaching music or career counseling workshops. Anyone who knew her knows she was never at a loss for words. Donna left teaching and joined Peninsula Worklink, where she retired in 2016.
Donna was predeceased by both her parents and her only sibling, Billy Myers. She leaves many to cherish her love and share memories of this special lady who loved the beach, music, dancing and her Washington Redskins.
Donna was a devoted aunt to Daniel Myers and his daughter, Samantha, and niece Victoria Irving and her children Chris (Valerie and C.J.), Kevin, and Lynn. She has left behind many cherished friends, including Brenda Collins, Maggie Vaughan, Angela Harris, Kay Hogan, and Meg Parker.
To respect and honor Donna’s wishes, she was cremated, and there will be no service.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.