Donna Carol Hammond was born the middle daughter of the late J.B. Hammond Jr. and his wife Juanita Golmon Hammond in Jackson County, Mississippi on January 24, 1951. Donna always had a smile on her face and grew up in the Garlandsville, Mississippi and Kreole, Mississippi communities. She graduated from Moss Point High School in 1969 and went to school at Perkinson Junior College where she was a member of the Perkettes Dance Team. While at Perk she met the love of her life, Harry Haynes Day from Mobile, Alabama. After their marriage they started their family on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and had two sons, Jason Bradley Day, and Matthew Hammond Day. Not long after the birth of their youngest son they moved across the state line and settled in Mobile. Donna, a lifelong Baptist, had a servant's heart. She kept house while her boys attended school and was a Sunday School teacher. After her sons were grown, she and Harry moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a few years. They returned to Mobile and Donna was happy to be reunited with her faithful group of friends and family. She loved to listen to the news, eat ice cream, watch her grandchildren take part in sports, and was a member of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her parents and her special Aunt and Uncle Tatum and Cleo Weir, her youngest sister, Marsha Hammond, and her brother-in-law, Larry Simpson and a special friend and classmate, Deborah Waites Ely. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her faithful husband, Harry Day of 52 years, her two sons, Jason (Tracy) Day and Matt (Amy) Day; six grandchildren: Bradley and Sydney Day of Mobile, Mary Katelynn, Holden, Caroline, and Eli Day of Southaven, MS. She also leaves behind her sister, Pam (Don) Beasley of Mobile and two nieces, Beth (Jason) Quave of Mobile and Trisha (Stephen) Prewitt of Lake Charles, LA, aunts Glenda Aube, Diane Wilson, Billie June Peeler, Melba Cox, Rita Feduccia, Renee Guy, and uncles Tony Golmon and Mark Golmon, numerous Hammond, Golmon, and Day relatives, and special friends, Carolyn Sawyer, Barbara Blakeney, Sherry Watford, Jan Hough, Henrietta Hardy, Anna Horton, and Debbie Crocker. She passed away at home on February 3, 2024 and is no longer battling the effects of ALS. She is healed and with her Savior and Lord for eternity.
Services will be held at Woodridge Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, with visitation from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00am. The burial will take place at 1:30 pm in Orange Grove Cemetery in Jackson County, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mission of Hope.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; Isiah 61:1-2