The Essence of Donna
Donna was born to L.C. and Azlee Ford on January 20, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama. Donna is the 5th of 6 children. Donna was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Donna's formal education was in Birmingham where she graduated from Phillips High School. After graduation Donna moved to Los Angeles. Donna accepted Christ at a very young age at the 46th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham. Donna later became a member of New Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Donna loved her God and was not ashamed of letting anyone know.
Donna was walking to the corner store when a young man by the name of Tony (Alton) Hill saw her and immediately knew he wanted to know her name. A friendship grew and soon realized that they were soulmates. On September 22, 1984 Donna Ford became Donna Hill. To this union a daughter Erica and son Steven was born. As soulmates, both Donna and Tony worked at the Los Angeles Times for over 26 years. On
September 2, 2010, God blessed Donna with a grandson by the name of Cameron. Cameron was the light of Donna's eye. Through the 29 years of marriage, Donna remained a devoted wife and dotting mother and grandmother.
Although Donna was the youngest sister, she was always only a phone call away for her family. Her brothers, sister, nieces, and nephews could always call on her in the time of need or when a word of guidance was all that was required.
The Angels came to escort Donna Marie Hill home early on August 8, 2013. Donna leaves to cherish her memory her husband Alton (Tony); daughter Erica; son Steven; grandson Cameron; brothers, Anthony (Jean) Illinois, L.C. (Tiny), Ronald and Andre Ford of Los Angeles; sister Diane Sample (Walter) Birmingham; nephews: Damien, Jeremy, Dorian, DeAndre, Dwinelle (Birmingham), Anthony, and Andre Ford; nieces: Ronnaya, Andreanna, Dawn, LaShonda, Patrice, Denise, Monique and Andrea (Birmingham); and a host of other loving family members and friends who will miss Donna's beautiful smile.