Donna Crim

Born: Mon., May 8, 1950
Died: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019


2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Thu., Feb. 07, 2019
Location: Gethsemane Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

3:30 PM Thu., Feb. 07, 2019
Location: Gethsemane Baptist Church

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A celebration to honor the life of Donna Marie Crim, 68, ofLexington Co., SC, will be held at 3:30 PM, Thursday, February 7, 2019 in the sanctuary of Gethsemane Baptist Church located at 300 Alliance Road, Lexington, SC, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM. Pastor Clayton Shumpert and Pastor Stephen Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow at Southland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gethsemane Baptist Church, 300 Alliance Road, Lexington, SC 29073.


Donna entered in to the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on February 2, 2019, after a long battle with Mesothelioma of thecolon. Born on 5/8/1950 in Columbia, SC, to the late Kermit Roosevelt Crim and Mary Alice Furtick Crim. 


Donna was predeceased by her brother, Kermit Ronnie Crim. 


Donna is survived by her brother, Anthony Craig Crim; nephews, Jacob Craig Crim (Christina) and Jordan Marshall Crimniece, Nicole Crim Canole; and her sister-in-law, Harriett Wilson Crim.


Donna graduated from Brookland Cayce High in 1968, received an Associate Degree in Nursing at USC in 1971 and a Bachelor of Science at Bob Jones University on 9/1/1974.


Donna started her career as a Pediatric Nurse at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. She started at an RN in Pediatrics and worked her way to Head Nurse of the IntensiveCare Nursery. At Lexington County Hospital, she served asPediatrics/Adolescents Head Nurse, redesigning the Pediatric Unit developing written policies and procedures. She moved to Charlotte, NC and served as Head Nurse of Pediatric/Adolescents at Mercy Hospital, where she designed and maintained a 24-hour observation unit. Donna made her career final move and began a 31-year career at Presbyterian Hospital (now Novants Presbyterian Medical Center).


Donna wore many hats during her years at Presbyterian Novant. Beginning as a Quality Assurance Coordinator, she initiated a Quality Assurance Program for Presbyterian Hospital developed a QA/UR department, wrote procedures and led the JCAHO preparation for Presbyterian for multiple years. She became a Nursing QA Coordinator, designing a QA program for the Nursing Department at Presbyterian. Next, she served as Senior Outcomes Manager and then the Manager/Director of Performance Improvement  Home Care for Presbyterian/Novant Home Care and then Director of Education and Quality at Wesley Care Center (Owned by Presbyterian). The next 12 years would be spent working closely with physicians in the Novant Medical Group in two roles. Donna started as a Practice Administrator and the next year she became a Corporate Risk Manager for Physicians Services (serving over 500 physicians) and served Novant in this role until her retirement in 2016. Donna was dedicated to the physicians and patients and worked passionately on their behalf her whole career. Her passion and dedication was recognized by Novant Medical Group and Novant when she was recognized as NMG Employee of the Year in 2014.


The family wishes to express special thanks to the caregivers of Compassionate Hospice for their loving care and support and to all the many friendsrelatives, neighbors, doctors, nurses and staff.

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Juanita Gaston
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Dear Family, Donna was the best friend to everyone she knew, especially to me. I am sure she made everyone feel that way. She made you feel that you were the most importand friend she had, knowing all along I knew she was so loved by everyone. The many years we spent together working in a field that we truly loved, we laughed, told each other funny stories that happen to us in our daily life. She was the best at her work and dedicated to doing her job.
She is now in the safest and most peaceful place in Heaven. She lived her life taking care of all of us and the well being of all patients.
She is now well taken care of today.

My heart is sad but she would want us to remember her with a BIG SMILE!!!

Love you Donna, Juanita Gaston

Judith Buchanan
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
We loved you Donna. You will be missed and never forgotten. You touched our hearts and challenged our minds. You are good with the lord. Rest in peace and love

DeLores Gantt Seale
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019

Donna was always in our hearts and prayers... she will be missed in the neighborhood... {DeLores @ 106}

Mary Ann
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
I want to offer my deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your dear loved one. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love in death. So I hope that reading Revelation 21:3-4 will give you some comfort. And may the God of tender mercies continue to bless you and strengthen you through this difficult time.

Ted Spinella
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Craig, I just wanted you to know how sorry I am for the loss of your sister. She was a great friend to me in high school and also as a neighbor. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jolanta Glowacki
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
To Danna Family

Please accept my deepest condolences

There are No Goodbyes for us
Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

You are dearly missed.
Rest in Peace.
Love you.

   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
Donna will never have to face the last enemy death, ever again. In the meantime, her acts of faith live on until she stands up alive and whole in the Paradise.
Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."

Larry Walker
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
The family of Lib Walker, who passed to Heaven in May last year, is deeply sad at Donna's passing. Donna was like another daughter to our Mamma, a dear friend, nursing consultant, and confidante. Donna was a part of the life of the Walker family for decades. She was there for advice and counseling, often provided lodging at her home for those in need of it, and was a sounding board for opinions. She gave unbounded love to all, and frequently attended family gatherings for special and memorable occasions. She will be loved and missed by all of us in the Walker family. Rest in peace our dear friend.

Larry & Janice Walker
Charlotte, N.C.

   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
Donna was a close friend of the entire Walker family for many years, our adopted sister and our Mother's adopted daughter. She had the sweetest demeanor and had to be the calmest, most tolerant human on the planet. We will miss Donna, but are happy in knowing that she is with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Pam Robinette
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Oh my sweet sister and friend. Thank you for always having time to listen and always having just the right words to ease life's pains. I thank God for your true friendship and your life. Thank you for always letting God's light shine brightly in your life.....I am positive HE said to you..."well done my good and faithful servant"
Until we see each other in Heaven....I will always love you more.

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