Donna Lynne Wilks, 61, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, after a lengthy battle with complications from congestive heart failure.

Mrs. Wilks was born June 24, 1960, in Birmingham to Rudy Wilks and Edith Nell Thomas Wilks.

She spent her life in Winter Haven, Fla. She graduated from Converse College and later opened Donna’s Preschool where she was the owner/head teacher. She continued to work until her health would no longer allow it.

She loved to paint and volunteer at her church.

She is survived by her father: Rudy Wilks of Holly Pond.

Her memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 201 Kipling Lane, Winter Haven, Fla., 22884.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church.

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