Donna Joy Alston

Whittemore, Michigan
February 12, 1951 - December 27, 2018


Services to be announced

Obituary Notice

Donna J. Alston, age 67, of Whittemore, MI, formerly of Monroe, passed away at her home on Thursday, December 27, 2018. She was born on February 12, 1951 in Taylor, MI to Donald & Betty (Walton) Mann. She retired from the Norfolk Southern Railroad in 2004 where she was an administrative assistant. Donna liked bowling, bunco club, casino bus trips, gardening, and reading.

Donna is survived by her son, Don Jones of Monroe; daughter, Jessica (Bill) Harless of Westland; stepson, Thomas (Shannon) Alston of Westland; mother, Betty Mann of Swartz Creek; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Diane Boldt of Swartz Creek, Patty (Manford) Zarfel of Livonia; brother, Blake (Cyndi) Mann of AZ; several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Mann; husband, William Alston; brothers, Gary & Rodney Mann; and her son, Ray Bush.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Sending you our love, hugs and prayers.. This time of the year can be extremely difficult. If you or someone in your family needs anything please don't hesitate to ask.
— Mark and Christine Weber
We send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. The death of a loved one is the most devastating experience a family can face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.
— Williams Family

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