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Donna Gail Muldrew

October 1, 1954 — December 17, 2023

Little Rock, Arkansas

Donna Gail Muldrew entered this world as a bundle of joy to James Edward and Lorece (Sue) Muldrew at Cora Donnell Hospital in Prescott, Arkansas on October 1, 1954. She was the first of three children, always smart, gifted, and a social butterfly.

Donna professed her love for Christ at an early age and was baptized by Rev. G. H. Jones at First Baptist Church in Okolona, Arkansas. After moving to Little Rock, she joined Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, where she was committed and served faithfully in various roles, including Church Clerk and a member of the Golden Voices. Sister Muldrew also served as the President of the Irene Butts Women’s Ministry, demonstrating outstanding leadership skills and a heart of gold, always reaching out to assist those in need.

Donna graduated as the Valedictorian of her senior class from Okolona High School in 1972. In high school, she excelled in the Beta Club, Future Homemakers of America (FHA), and was a championship basketball player.

She proudly received a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Drama with a minor in English from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. During her undergraduate days, she became a charter member of the Theta ETA Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, in the fall of 1973. Donna continued her educational pursuits, earning a Master's in Adult Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she received an Outstanding Adult Education Award and became certified in Secondary Educational Leadership.

Starting her career in banking, Donna progressed to become a branch manager before transitioning to a rewarding career in adult education. She developed a passion for helping children excel, leading her to become an outstanding administrator in the Little Rock School District, serving as Assistant Principal at Southwest Middle School and Central High School. She was recognized for her exemplary work in Gifted and Talented Education.

Devoted to community service, Donna was a member of Gleaner Star #338, OES, PHA, North Little Rock for over twenty years, where she served as treasurer, point-Adah, and chairperson of the Audit Committee.

Donna cherished family gatherings, especially spending time with her sister and brother. She loved reading, walking, engaging in Bible conversations, and traveling with family. An excited collector of All God’s Children figurines, Donna helped create an AGC Club in Little Rock. Despite her many achievements, her most significant was her love and unwavering dedication to the Lord, evident in both good health and during her illness.

Donna Gail Muldrew's impact was profound and far-reaching. From her earliest days, she radiated joy and kindness, establishing a legacy of compassion. Donna's influence extended beyond the church as she dedicated herself to education, leaving an indelible mark on countless children across this city, state and nation. Donna’s love for the community, family and spiritual growth defined her. Her memory will be forever cherished by those she touched, leaving an enduring impact on the hearts and lives of her loved ones, friends, and the communities she served.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, James Edward Muldrew, and her grandparents: Charlie and Addie Muldrew, Gracie Helen Jackson, Odell Jackson, and her nephew, Penze Elton Wine.

She leaves a loving legacy with her mother, Lorece (Sue) Muldrew of Okolona AR; brother and sister-in-law, Marcus and Tamecia Muldrew; sister and brother-in-law, June and Keith Wine; nephews, Trey, Demario, and Teejay; nieces, Keshia, Stephaine, and Tomia. She was blessed to have two bonus daughters and sons-in-law, Shawn and Albert Farmer, Jr., and Nikki and Walter McIntosh, as well as seven bonus grandchildren, Akira, Amari, Faith, Destiny, Alex, Rajhon, and Kamryn, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

On Friday, December 22, 2023, at St. John Baptist Church, 2501 S. Main Street, Little Rock, AR, 72206, the Order of Eastern Star ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the Ivy Beyond the Wall ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. A celebration of her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Clifton A. Conley, eulogist. The interment will be at First Baptist Church Cemetery in Okolona, Arkansas.

Public visitation will be on Thursday, December 21, 2023, from noon until 7:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home.

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