Donna Anne Matthews Burleson



Donna Anne Matthews Burleson, 53, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.

She was born September 9, 1964 in Mecklenburg County, the daughter of Sarah Williams of Salisbury and William Shaffer of Mint Hill and the late John Matthews.

Donna attended North Rowan High School and graduated from the Independence High School in Mint Hill in 1882.. She also graduated from RCCC with a degree in Cosmetology in 1993 and a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1989. She retired due to disability from Rowan County Clerk Office.

Donna was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Burle
son, November 3, 2003 and a sister, Sandra Matthews.

Those left to cherish her memory are a son, Shaun M. Pace of Salisbury, (Breanna Wilcoxs), a daughter, Jessica Caudle of Salisbury, a brother, Jeff Matthews of Salisbury a half sister, Lori Shaffer of Mint Hill and a step-sister. Norma Brook Portis(Kevin) of Charlotte. Seven Grandchildren, Dixie, Hannah, and Colby Caudle, Colton Smith, Nevaeh, Sailor, Corbin, and Z’oe Pace.

Celebration of Life Service: 3:00 PM, Wednesday December 6, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church. With the Rev. Sy Ponds and Rev. Tim Crisco officiating.

Memorials: In Lieu of flowers the family request donations to Providence Baptist Church to help with funeral expenses.