Donna Lynn Smith - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Donna Lynn Smith

August 17, 1969 - December 10, 2020

Donna Lynn Smith, age 51, of Cecilton, MD, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Born on August 17, 1969, in Wilmington, DE, she was a daughter of Frances (Williams) Combs of Bandy, VA and the late Chester Combs. Donna was a talented cook and an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. She had a heart for animals, and looked forward to her daily walks with her dogs. Donna was a devoted wife and mother, and cherished every moment spent with her loved ones.

In addition to her mother, Donna is survived by her best friend and devoted husband of 31 years, Barry R. Smith; children, Jake C. Smith (Brooke Parker) of Newark and Josh C. Smith of Jersey City, NJ; siblings, Floyd Combs of Chadds Ford, PA and Barbara Combs of Bear; and canine companions, Scout and Lila.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a service at 12:30 pm. Masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held in Townsend Cemetery, Caldwell Corner Road, Townsend, DE 19734.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna’s memory to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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  • Donna and I worked together at Wells Fargo. Everybody loved her. I am shocked and saddened by her unexpected passing. I will miss seeing her smiling face.

  • Jake and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. May the peace of God be found in your memories of your loved one who has gone on to glory.


  • I met Donna when I started working at Transamerica (Whirlpool). I was shocked to hear of her sudden passing. She had an infectious laugh and any time she talked about her boys, her face lite up!!! She will be missed.

  • I am saddened by Donna’s passing. We worked together at Whirlpool/TransAmerica. She had a fun personality and kept us laughing. Barry, Josh & Jake you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Donna was my phone friend. We loved to talk about food, pets, family and tell silly jokes. I will miss her immensely

  • Barry, Jake & Josh,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Donna very much!

  • I worked with Donna at Whirlpool and just loved her laugh and sense of humor. Many fond memories of work,Halloween parties,etc. so sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to Barry and her sons.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Donna’s sudden passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • So sorry for your loss. She will definitely be missed.

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you, and your family.

  • My heart goes out to Donna’s family for their loss. She was certainly one of a kind in the most beautiful way. RIP Donna.

  • Donna & Barry were our next door neighbors for years in Bear before moving to Maryland. Lovely person , and I am truly heartbroken to hear of her passing. Family and the Eagles were near and dear to her . Prayers for her husband and sons .
    Theresa Brown McIntyre

  • I want to express my deepest condolences.

    Even though I only knew Donna briefly, she was an amazing person. Her love for her family was clear, and she was always supportive and kind. She was the backbone of the Appo Wrestling family, and she will be missed immensely.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Donna was the greatest Wrestling Mom. Barry, Josh and Jake please know our hearts are with you.
    Coach Dave,Lorna,Reilly and Cullen Christie

  • Donna was my wrestling mom friend. We enjoyed much time together on the bleachers cheering on our boys. Barry, Josh and Jake you have our deepest heartfelt condolences.

  • Barry, Jake and Josh, I am so sad to hear about Donna’s passing. She was a wonderful person. I never remember her not having a smile on her face. I pray you find peace. Much love!
    Teresa Lowe Knuckles

  • Our hearts are broken for you, Barry and your boys. Donna was such a sweet, sweet person and we and our girls loved and will miss her so much! You all are in our prayers!

  • So sorry to hear of Donnas passing. Such a sweet person . I will never forget her smile and laugh. Until we meet again my friend!!!!! Prayers for the family.

  • Donna will truly be missed by family and friends. I enjoyed her as a colleague for almost 20 years. Over the years we had many conversations about her family. She was so proud of them and what they were doing with their lives. We had several discussions about sports, prior work experience of which we had many common interest. She was just a real joy for me to be around.

  • Barry, Jake, and Josh… I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was always a source of light and guidance at work. And she was a caring and warm hearted friend. She will be missed dearly. Deepest sympathies.

  • Donna was one of those people that always left you feeling better after talking with her. I am going to miss her.

  • Barry and family. I was so saddened by the news of Donna passing. We worked together . She was such a kind and gentle person. I will miss her dearly. My Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time in your lives. Larry Cole

  • I’m deeply saddened to learn of Donna’s passing. I was honored to work with her and recall what a happy and devoted mother, wife and co-worker she was. She will be missed. All my prayers and love to her family and all those grieving for her passing.

  • I worked with Donna out of Columbus, Ohio at Huntington. I am so sorry for your loss. She was always there for you if you needed help.

  • Barry,
    From all of us at Union Wholesale Company our heart felt condolences for your loss..

  • I am so sorry to hear about Donna. I haven’t seen her in years but, I will never forget her laugh & always smiling. She was such a kind person. Prayers to her family, friends, & all loved ones.
    RHS class of 1987

  • Donna and I worked together at WellsFargo. I am saddened to hear about her sudden passing. She was a lovely person who loved her twin sons dearly. I know she will be missed by many. RIP Donna

  • I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. I met Donna at a readers weekend we attended and we spent the day together touring Block Island. Donna spoke so lovingly about her family. I can’t imagine how much she will be missed and I am so sorry.

  • So sorry for your loss. We went to school together. Donna was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be greatly missed.