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Donna Custer

d. February 23, 2020

Memorial service for Ms. Donna Marie Barr Custer will be conducted 12 Noon Friday, February 28, 2020 at Mill Branch AME Church, 1917 N. Old River Road, Pamplico, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Donna, the daughter of the late Eunice Grant and Floyd Barr was born December 15, 1956 in Pamplico, South Carolina. She left this life to return to the open arms of her Creator on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

As a child, Donna's family relocated to Bronx, New York, where she attended school for her early education. They later moved to Buffalo, New York and graduated from Bennett High School. After graduating from high school, Donna joined the Nursing Program at Saint Francis School of Nursing in Hartford, Connecticut and became a Registered Nurse.

On August 2, 1975. Donna married Michael J. Custer and to this union a son, Duane J. Custer was born.

Donna joined Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Hartford, Connecticut in 1976, under the direction of Reverend Alfred E. White.

Donna relocated to San Diego, California to care for her sister, Dayna. After the demise of Dayna, Donna relocated back to Connecticut for a short while, before relocating to Florence, South Carolina, where she was employed as a Nurse in the Florence School District One System and Carolina Hospital System.

Donna later joined Mill Branch African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2010, where she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. She became a student of the bible, attending Sunday School, Bible study and every church service she could attend. She took great pride as the Custodian and became the Best Custodian the church ever had.

Donna was preceded in death by both parents, Eunice Grant and Floyd Barr; a sister, Dayna I. Peoples; a brother, Walter E. Barr, Sr., and her fur baby, Peaches.

Donna leaves to cherish her precious memories: a son, Duane J. Custer of Orlando, Florida; a sister, Carolyn D. Harris of Buffalo, New York; three aunts, Daisy E. Grant Seigle, Rosa J. (Jimmie) McWhite and Mary (Reverend J. Daryl) Wood all of Pamplico, South Carolina; two nephews, Travis A. Harris of Buffalo, New York and Walter Eugene (Latrisha “Tweet”) Barr, Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina; and three nieces, Sheneva Cooper of Salisbury, North Carolina, Andrea (Harold, Jr.) Young of Williamsville, New York, and Rachel Barr of Washingtonville, New York; a host of other relatives; friends and her fur baby, Pepper.

Ms. Donna Marie Barr Custer will always be remembered for her love for Fashion; as an entrepreneur of Donna's Plus located at Florence Flea Market; an avid bowler; and her Ministry to help others, where she passed out track cards.

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