Funeral services for Jimmie Ruth Donham, age 74, of Greenville and formerly of Avon will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, May 13 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Services will be officiated by Brother Rick Griffin and are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Ms. Donham was born in Doddsville, Mississippi and spent most of her adult years in Avon. She worked in children’s daycare and was lovingly known as “Nanny” to the many children she helped raise. She was a member of the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church in James Crossing.
Ms. Donham was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, 3 brothers, and a great-granddaughter. She is survived by a son, David Donham (Kathy) of Avon; 4 daughters, Patricia Southall (Steve) of Greenville, Debra Moore (Billy) and Sandy Klemme (Billy) all of Avon, and Donna Criswell (Lawson) of West Monroe, Louisiana; a sister, Margie Watford (Leon) of Oxford, MS; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 14 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.