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Celebrating the life of

Ann Donaldson

February 03, 1944 - August 27, 2023

Ann Donaldson

Patricia “Ann” Gill Donaldson, 79, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2023, at Memorial Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. 

Ann was born in Savannah on February 3, 1944, to William H. and Patsy B. Gill.  She was a devoted and loving only child throughout her life.  Ann graduated from Savannah High School in 1961, the same year she married her husband of 55 years, R.B. “Don” Donaldson, Jr.  Don introduced her to college football, which would become a highlight of her life.  She loved the Georgia Bulldogs and hosted many game-watching parties over the years.

Ann was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist and the Sweet Spirit Sunday School class.  She will be remembered for tirelessly and selflessly giving her time and love to her many friends and family, including her children and grandchildren, to whom she was so devoted.  Ann’s true passion in life was her family and friends.  She danced throughout her life and spent many happy evenings line dancing with friends in her later years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her father, and her cousin (her “sister”), Louise Lupica.

She is survived by her mother, Patsy Gill; children Cindy Donaldson Phillips (Chris) and Jeffrey “Jeff” Craig Donaldson (Shari); grandchildren Sarah Phillips, Elizabeth Broullire (Matt), Will Phillips, Connor Donaldson, Andrew Donaldson, and Katie Donaldson; great-grandchildren Charlie and Claire Broullire; brother-in-law Glenn Donaldson (Shirley); several nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, David Crenshaw.

Visitation will be held at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors on 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, August 31st. 

Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 1st, at 11:00 a.m. at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel, followed by interment at Bonaventure Cemetery.



There are no words that can express how we feel❣️ Clay and I have always thought the world of Don and Ann!

- Clay and Pam Metts, Savannah, Ga

I cannot tell you how heavy my heart is. A great friend and Sister in Christ. She will certainly be missed and will always have a place in my heart. I know she went to Heaven and into the arms of Jesus and when she finished thanking Him, she found Don and he showed her their mansion. -:)

- Gail R. Jones, Guyton, GA

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of such a dear one as Ann. We continue to pray for her family, especially her Mother. God knows best, even when we do not understand why.

- Faye Dyches, SAVANNAH, Georgia

I am so sorry about Ann's passing. She was such a sweet person and loved her family so much. Prayers for Cindy and Jeffrey and the rest of her loving family. May God give all of you His peace and comfort right now and in the future. My sister is Diane Calhoun, Ann's dear friend of over 50 years.

- Judy Moye DiSalvo, Beaufort , SC

A kind, sweet soul taken too soon - condolences.

- Rhonda K. Sutlive, Savannah, Georgia

So sorry to hear about your loss. Ann has always been such a beautiful lady and dear friend to many. I know your hearts are broken! May you find peace, comfort and strength in knowing our God is always in control.

- Faye Anderson , Pooler, Georgia

To Cindy, Jeff and family, Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart..Ann was one of those friends...she was one of the most wonderful and giving people I ever knew...always putting others first..she was a true servant of God...We spent many special times together over our 50 plus years of friendship and shared many confidences. I will always love and miss her and know we'll meet again one day...sending love and prayers to her sweet and loving family, knowing that her's was a life well lived for others..I know you will miss her terribly

- Diane Calhoun, Savannah, Georgia

God Bless Ann !!

- Ronald Davis, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the entire Phillips and Donaldson family . I’ll always remember Ann and how much fun we had on our dive trips with Don Elizabeth, and Sarah. I will forever miss her . Such a beautiful woman inside and out. Love Theresa Rockford Michigan.

- Theresa Hiers George, Rockford, MI

My sincere condolences to the entire Phillips and Donaldson family . I’ll always remember Ann and how much fun we had on our dive trips with Don Elizabeth, and Sarah. I will forever miss her . Such a beautiful woman inside and out. Love Theresa Rockford Michigan.

- Theresa Hiers George, Rockford, MI

Ann was the first person we met when bought our condo six years ago. We moved in and very shortly Ann brought us a cake. What a sweet lady. We always chatted when we’d come for 2or3 weeks. We are saddened by her passing and will miss her. My condolences to her family and her friend. Gary and Diane

- Gary and Diane Burck, Houston, Texas

Cindy, praying great comfort and peace for you and the entire family during this difficult time. Your mom was a wonderful lady!

- Cheri Skinner , Watkinsville , GA

Cindy, I have known your sweet, beautiful mother almost as long as I have known you. So hard to believe she is gone. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers❤️

- BettyAnn & Chris Di Silvestro , Savannah, GA

Jeff, Shari, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you! We love you! ❤️

- David and Karen Adams, Savannah, GA

We were so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing . I know the Lord met her with open arms . She was a very elegant, lovely lady and will be missed . My heart goes out to all of the family .

- Pam Page, Savannah, Ga

My heart is broken as I know are so many others. Ann was here for me immediately after I lost Eddie in July. Ann was a great lady and blessed my heart and as I know she did many others. I know she was greeted with "well done my good and faithful servant". My prayers go out to all of the family with love.

- Toni Johnson, Savannah, Georgia

My sister Shirley Weaver loved Ann and her family along with life long Louise Lupica and her husband. They were all beautiful women always loving us. They are all in heaven dancing. Lois Snyder

- Snyder/Weaver, Bluffton , SC

I’m so very sorry and proud of she legacy

- Donald goldberg, St pete, Fl

Sending prayers to the family of Ann she was a lovely lady. She will be missed to many. May God send his loving arms to comfort her love ones

- Marie White, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel