LELAND — Donnalee Ford Wilcox, 62, of Brunswick Forest, passed away March 1, 2017, after her tenacious battle with cancer.
She was born in Philadelphia, Penn., to Berlinda and Donald Ford. She is survived by her husband, Paul; children, Joshua and Sarah; siblings, Berlinda and Donald; nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Rosie.
Donnalee had many talents; she was an amazing artist, a loyal friend, a loving mother and wife, and an avid reader. She enjoyed surfing on the beach, family vacations, Mahjong and bowling with her friends, yoga, traveling, and any excuse to party, especially during her ‘Birthday Season.’
Her dedication to her family, commitment to charity work, and unwavering faith was an inspiration to everyone around her. Donnalee also had a passion for learning and graduated with honors with a Master’s Degree in Education. Although she will be dearly missed, her legacy will continue through the countless lives she touched.
Please join us for a memorial service at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 9, at The Bridge Presbyterian Church, 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 106, Leland. A reception will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cape Fear National Golf Course at Brunswick Forrest, 1281 Cape Fear National Drive, Leland. A memorial service will also be held in New Jersey in the near future.
Memorial donations may be made to Indo Jax Donnalee Wilcox Childhood Cancer Camp; or The Bridge Presbyterian Church, 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 106, Leland, NC 28451.
Share memories and condolences with the family at wilmingtoncares.com.