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Donna Wood Wilson

Donna Wood Wilson
  • November 21, 1954 - October 29, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“With all my heart is my condolence to you. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Emma Teresa Villaseñor Fierro

“Dear Ed and LelandWe were so saddened to hear about Donna's untimely passing.We will cherish the memories of our times together with her, and always...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Stephen Kraft - Toronto, MT

“Dear Ed, My deepest sympathy for your loss of your wife, Donna. I wish you strength in these difficult times. Georgia Chrousos ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Georgia Chrousos

“I have had the privilege of working for the Wilson family for over 15 years. Donna was an awesome employer but most of all a great friend. She was...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Courtney Bowman - Charleston, SC

“Donna was generous, loving, kind and beautiful. I am blessed to have known her in my life. She will be dearly missed. Our hearts go out to Ed,...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Tiffany Poupore - Friend

“Dear Ed - I am extremely saddened by the passing of Donna. When I close my eyes and think about her, I see her wonderful, generous, kind and loving...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Elias Traboulsi

“Ed- Oscar and I send our deepest sympathy's to you and your family. Squint club will not be the same without Donna's wit and interesting...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Oscar and mary Cruz - St. Louis, MO

“Monica and I are thinking of you from the other side of the Ocean ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Max Serafino - Genoa - Friend

Donna, Ed, and Leland in earlier days “My sister, Donna, will always be remembered as a person who was loving and generous with her time. I once suddenly had to be in the hospital for...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Gloria Wood Vanadore - Abbeville

“We are so sorry to hear of Donna's passing - it was far to soon with all the wonderful things she still had to contribute to her family , friends and...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Beth & Bill Madigan - McLean, VA

“I was sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I enjoyed talking with her at AAPOS meetings. Jane Kivlin ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Jane Kivlin - Elm Grove, WI

“Please know that our hearts are with you. Donna was always so wonderful to spend time with at meetings. May your memories of Donna be a blessing to...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Gary and Ellen Rogers - Columbus, OH

“Ed, I am so sorry to hear about Donna. My deepest condolences to you, Leland, and your entire family. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Maury A Marmor

“Dear Ed; condolences to you and your family on the passing of your wife, Donna. May he rest in peace. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Allan Eisenbaum

“To Ed, dear Leland and the entire family: I am deeply saddened for your tremendous loss! Donna was an amazing person, and so much fun to be around. ...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Garima Lal - Miami, FL - Friend

“Ed and Leland - words cannot express my feelings and the sense of loss that I have about Donna's recent passing. Rest assured that my thoughts are...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Jack Varga - CASTLETON, VA

“Dr. Wilson I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. You and your family are in our thoughts thoughts and prayers. Love, Cindy, Melvin, Nathan and...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Taylor

“So sorry to hear of Donna´s passing. We were friends for many years and had a lot of fun times together. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Christie Prince Owens - Friend

“Dear Ed,We are so sad to learn about Donna's passing. We cannot imagine how you and Leland are missing her. We are keeping you in out prayers and...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Tony and Laurie Johnson - Tifton, GA


Donna Wood Wilson, 66, of Mount Pleasant, SC, wife of Marion Edward "Ed" Wilson, Jr., and mother of Leland Shiver Wilson, entered into eternal rest Friday, October 29, 2021. Her funeral service will be held Sunday, November 7, 2021 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. in the Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel.

To view the funeral service please visit the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/X7576QB2M4YXXNYC

Donna was born November 21, 1954 in Kinston, NC, daughter of the late Lewis Aaron Wood and Bobby Nell Page Wood. She is a graduate of Clemson University and worked for many years as a registered nurse in Charleston. Above all, she was a loving wife to Ed and a loving mother to Leland, who has special needs and uses a wheelchair. During Leland's youth, Donna was a staunch and relentless advocate for accessibility and inclusion within the public school system. She is credited with many victories in the battle to have special needs students housed in their local school and mainstreamed when possible. She ran support groups for parents of children with special needs and described herself as "pleasantly persistent" when it came to advocacy. During Ed's years in US Navy Medical Corps, Donna worked for the Navy Relief organization and she specialized in helping young enlisted Navy families write a budget and manage their finances.

Donna was also active in the MUSC women's club for many years, directing an annual holiday Poinsettia sale fundraiser that supported student scholarships at MUSC. She hosted many fundraising dinners and events during the 15 years when Ed was a department chair at MUSC. Donna traveled extensively with Ed during their 46 years of marriage. Together they explored more than 15 countries including locations in Vietnam, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, Italy, France, Mexico, and Costa Rico. Her favorite location was Guatemala where annual trips to Antigua and San Marcos on Lake Atitlan highlighted her year.

Donna was also fond of family traditions at holiday time, yearly extended family Christmas Eve gift exchange games and Christmas morning brunch and Thanksgiving week in Orlando with just Leland and Ed. A more recent tradition has been an extended family rental house week on Kiawah Island in July. She loved this and all of the family events. Donna was very close to all 4 of her sisters and their group texts were frequent and visits also as often as possible.

Donna is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ed, and her son, Leland, 42; sisters, Marsha McIlwain (Pinckney) of Charleston, WV, Gloria Vanadore (Ben) of Abbeville, SC, Wanda Reid of Charleston, WV and Sylvia Keenan (Tony) of Simpsonville, SC. Her mom, Bobby Wood, resides in Greenville.

Flowers are accepted and memorials may be made to East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) where the motto is "Do Good!", 1145 Six Mile Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466.