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Obituary DeBerry

By Staff | May 10, 2013

Donna Lynn Albright DeBerry, 58, of Shepherdstown, walked peacefully into the arms of the Lord Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Born July 16, 1954, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert E. Albright and Nancy Reber Albright, of Tunnelton.

Donna was a 1972 graduate of Franklin High School, Reisterstown, Md. She graduated from Shepherd College in 1990 and began her career as a registered nurse at City Hospital in Martinsburg, where she dedicated her life to caring for others. She was of the Pentecostal faith, and she was a longtime parishioner of Bolivar International Pentecostal Church of Christ in Harpers Ferry, and more recently a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Martinsburg.

Donna was a wonderful person who was loved by many. She had a beautiful smile that could brighten your day and light up a room. She was an amazing mother, sister, wife, daughter, nurse and friend to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She raised three kids and had two church families. She was a strong woman and always did everything she could to provide for her family. She loved Jesus and her cats, enjoyed having company over and spending time with her family. She always knew the right things to say to make you feel better. Her memory will live on through those who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas R. Albright.

She is survived by her three children, Stephanie D. DeBerry, at home, Robert G. Albright, of Harpers Ferry and Angela M. DeBerry and husband, Joshua Harding, of Hagerstown, Md. She leaves behind three beloved grandchildren, Roy E. “Ras” Jenkins IV and Dreyke K. Harding, of Hagerstown, Md., and Braelin E. Albright, of Charles Town. She is also survived by former husband, Steven D. DeBerry, of Harpers Ferry; her lifelong friend, Cheryl Rhodes, of Shepherdstown; her niece, Jessica Albright, of Harpers Ferry; and two special kitties, Nala and Tabby.

Services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Eackles- Spencer & Norton Funeral Home with Pastor B. G. Turner officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 501 Virginia Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or donate.salvationarmyusa. org so that others can continue in Donna’s footsteps spreading the love of Jesus Christ and meeting the needs of those less fortunate.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at Donna’s obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.