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Donna Barksdale Carr

December 24, 1959 — December 18, 2023

South Boston

Donna Barksdale Carr

Donna Barksdale Carr, a beloved member of the community, passed away at her home on December 18, 2023. She was born on December 24, 1959, in Halifax County to the late Olden Lacy Barksdale and the late Dorothy Short Barksdale. Donna dedicated an impressive 25 years of her life working as constitutional officer at the Treasurer's Office & Commissioner’s Office.

Donna's impact extended beyond her professional career, as she was a member of Catawba Baptist Church. Her faith was an important part of her life, and she found solace in her spirituality. In her free time, Donna pursued various hobbies that brought her joy and fulfillment. One of her passions was quilting. With skillful hands and a creative mind, she would meticulously stitch together beautiful quilts that became treasured heirlooms for her loved ones. Donna also had a talent for baking delicious treats that delighted all who tasted them. Whether it was pies, cookies, or cakes, she would pour her heart into every recipe she made. Above all else, Donna cherished spending time with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren. She created countless memories with them—playing games, reading stories together, and sharing laughter. Her nurturing presence filled their lives with love and warmth.

Donna Barksdale Carr leaves behind a legacy of kindness, devotion, and love. She will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. In this time of sorrow, let us remember to celebrate the wonderful life she led and the lasting impact she made on our hearts.


Her Husband

James "Jimmy" Carr Jr.

Her Daughters

April Walker Chappell (Jason) of Halifax County

Amanda Walker Elliott (Tommy) of Halifax County

Her Grandchildren

Mack Paige Rudder, Laci Annette Powell, Katie Ann Chappell, Aubree "BB" Dawn Chappell, Kendall Anne Elliott, & Walker Thomas Elliott

Her Siblings

Lena B. Toombs of Sax, VA

Louise B. East (Bill) of Maryland

Lacy Kent Barksdale (Bonnie) of Nathalie, VA

A host of nieces and nephews

Her Many Close friends and Coworkers over her life

"A special thanks to Louise East for her unconditional love and care" 

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike McDowell officiating. Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at their home (304 Merritt Street South Boston, VA 24592). 

For memorials please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558

Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.


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