Donna Walters


Donna Walters, 74, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was born on Oct. 25, 1943 to the late Arthur and Olive Benlien. Many knew Donna for her dilgent and relentless work as a pastor’s wife for many years. She loved to spend time with her family and her church family. Donna had a servant’s heart for others, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was a hero in the service of the Lord.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Gene Benlien.

Donna leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 54 years, Larry W. Walters Sr.; children: Debby Lawley (Joe), Larry Walters Jr., Damon Walters (Gloria), Paula Gibson, and Kryss Barick (Wendy); grandchildren: Courtney Lawley, Alexis Lawley, Hunter Jones, Cody Gibson, Ashley Powell, and Joshua Clemmer; great-grandchildren: Nathan Testerman, Aubrey Lawson, and Jasper Powell; siblings: Dick Benlien (Arlene) and Juanita Hendryx (Jim); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service is planned for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road NW, with Pastor Clint Pulliam officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of God at Southside, PO Box 203, Charleston, TN, 37310.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Donna or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at


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