Visitation Information:

January 11th, 2020 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

January 11th, 2020 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Mrs. Donna Kae Kirby Smith, 56

~~Mrs. Donna Kae Kirby Smith, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 peacefully at home with her family.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with Pastor Clark Pickett, Blake Young, Michael Mansfield and Paul Evans.  The family will receive friends 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith was born January 29, 1963 to Sybil Kirby Willoughby and the late James Eugene Kirby in Albany, Georgia. Beloved by her family and friends, she always put others before herself. Family both professional and personal gave her purpose and joy, especially the bond she shared with all the children. Mrs. Smith was the executive assistant to Michael Mansfield of Mansfield Oil and the entire Mansfield Family.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Coy W. Smith, Jr. of Flowery Branch; daughter, Shanna Hill of Gainesville; grandson, Cole Hill; mother, Sybil Kirby Willoughby; brothers, Travis (Brittany) Willoughby of Flowery Branch and David Kirby of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Debbie (Kevin) Caudill of Bradenton, Florida and Jamie (Scott) Lynch of Indianapolis, Indiana; nieces, Aubrey Willoughby and Makayla Day; and nephew, Luke Willoughby.  She was preceded in death by her father, James Eugene Kirby.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society at

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to

Condolences 18
Cynthia Willoughby 2020-01-04 15:55:18
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family and friends. 🙏
Jonathan Harris 2020-01-04 16:32:33
Donna was a great lady. I enjoyed the time I got to work with her. She will be missed. Prayers to her family in the challenging times.
Kelly Stover 2020-01-05 08:30:10
Donna will be missed so very much. She has always been a “go getter” if you needed something taken care of , Donna was the person to see. I know there will be an empty spot in so many lives. My prayers are with all of you. Love, Kelly
Travis Willoughby 2020-01-05 12:20:32
She will always and forever be loved and adored and Missed by all of Her Children family and Friends.
Kari Petty 2020-01-05 14:44:12
Prayers from our family to yours. Donna was an amazing women to work with and made sure everyone’s needs were taken care of. Her laugh could brighten your day and make all the craziness seem to float away. She will be greatly missed!
Makeelah Maxwell 2020-01-05 17:24:45
Donna was a very sweet and great woman , she loved everyone and had a great heart! She will forever be missed by her family and children.
MJ Parks 2020-01-05 18:39:22
Donna supported my family when my sister and father died. She was so generous bringing food, set up and clean up. She made it easier for us to deal with our losses, twice. I know the lord will cherish and take good care of the kind and generous person that she was - always thinking of others in their time of need. My deepest sympathies go out to her family. RIP sweet lady.
Vanessa Bearden 2020-01-05 21:32:08
Billy,I am so sorry for your loss. I met Donna one time and she treated me as though she had known me all her life. Please know I keep you and your family in thought and prayers
Cindy Pledge 2020-01-06 00:29:33
I was so sad to hear the news today of Donna passing. She was always willing to help anyone in need. Always had a beautiful smile. She will be missed
Amanda Skains 2020-01-06 10:52:59
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to family and friends from Mulberry Creek Community Center staff.
Renita Walker 2020-01-06 21:39:48
We were so sorry to hear this news. We are praying for peace and comfort to the entire family. Mom always talked about how Donna was the first one up to start washing the dishes after a meal. I know she will be missed. Love and hugs to her family.
Sharon Kirby Bruckner 2020-01-07 10:00:48
I am saddened by your passing. I love you so much and it was an honor to be your step mom!
Helen Cassada 2020-01-07 16:55:07
Billy; so sorry for your loss, you & your family are in my prayers.
Kaye and Lamar Scott 2020-01-09 18:26:28
Donna has held a special place in our hearts and always will. She was one of the smartest young women I have ever known. She was our organizer! If it needed doing or planning just tell Donna!! I bet she has already started getting both sets of Kirbys in line. We will miss her sweet spirit here but heaven has gained another Angel.
Janis Helmka 2020-01-09 22:13:57
Donna was a great woman and will be sorely missed. She always gave 100 percent of herself in all of her endeavors. Condolences to her family.
Kathy McJenkin 2020-01-10 13:26:54
Donna was a good friend and co-worker for many years and will hold a special place in my heart forever. She helped me get through the death of my sister and then my father, who passed away within six months of each other. She was kind and generous and always thought of others before herself. My heartfelt prayers go out to Bill, Sybil, Travis, and all her extended family members.
Barbara vierra 2020-01-11 13:05:29
Coy and family I am so sad at Donna”s passing. She was such a ray of sunshine and accepted everyone into her family. Donna sore with the Angels
Cathy Badgett 2020-01-16 13:21:00
So sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family peace and comfort in the days ahead. Will keep you in my prayers.
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