Donna Carlson, 59, of Drakes Branch, VA,  passed peacefully at her home January 1, 2022, surrounded by her family and friends. Born Donna Lynn Thorpe on April 6,1962, to the late Elijah Thomas and Rosie Jeanette Thorpe in Lemoore CA. Donna was a devoted wife and stay at home mom that enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren. Donna leaves behind her husband Fred Carlson; daughter, Cheryl Barksdale and her husband Tim of Virginia Beach; son, Jason Carlson of Richmond; and five grandchildren, Nick, Kayla, Gavin, Kylee, and Allison.

At this time, no formal memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Isaac

    04 January 2022 11 months ago

    To Mrs Donna Thorpe Carlson of Drake’s Branch, We Love you Donna even through our miles. We had great times in Japan and we did our own Cag letter for Ike to take to the Boat for Fred Buddy., us traveling down chicken farm road to go out to your house. Then traveling out to your house in Drake’s Branch and we love the signs out their I still remember them. Beautiful place out there. Loved seeing your daughter and son growing up and getting married and having exciting lives with their children
    We Love you all and Praying for Donna and all of you Buddy, Cheryl, Jason. She is happy with the Lord and her Mom and Dad and is with all of You!
    Love, Your Friends Isaac and Pat Newkerk

  2. Nellie Ollis

    04 January 2022 11 months ago

    Remembering my beautiful little niece, so full of sweetness and spirit all her life.She so diligently cared for her Mom and Dad–I know her reward will be great in heaven. Cheryl and Jason, she loved you so much and I pray your hearts will be filled with comfort knowing she is safe in God’s care. Buddy, hold to all your wonderful memories of your happy times together–she will always be near.Terri,Brenda, and Mike I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.Love, Aunt Nellie

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