Bridgeport~ Donna Gay (Swain) Fippinger, 70, went to be with our Lord Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in College Station.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport. Chuck Ballard officiated. Pallbearers were Bryce Powers, Blake Sutherland, Christian Hand, Joshua Cheek, Micah Cheek and Zechariah Cheek.
Donna was born Sept. 13, 1951, to Edward and Mary Imogene (Nation) Swain in Tampa, Fla. She was a homemaker who devoted herself to raising her kids with love, supporting her family, and helping others when they had a need. Donna was united in marriage to the love of her life, Donald Fippinger on March 6, 1971, in Aldine.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Jean Swain; her father-in-law, Gerald Fippinger; her sisters-in-law, Barbara Sitton and Gillene Swain.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, Donald Fippinger; her five children, Jeannine Powers and husband, Alan, JoAnn Cheek and husband, Emory, Julie Hurtle and husband, Steve, Janet Sutherland and husband,
Duane, and Jonathan Fippinger and wife, Adreane; her 21 grandchildren, Bryce and wife, Alanna, Beka and fiancé, Christian, Aubrey, Bethany and Sadie Powers, Hadassah, Karyssah, Joshua, Micah, Zechariah, Elisha, Taliah and Lydiah Cheek, Eleanor, Henry, Lucy, and Patricia Lynn Hurtle, Blake and Maryssa Sutherland, and Addison and Olivia Fippinger; her great-granddaughter, Emelia Powers-Brown; her mother-in-law, Phyllis Fippinger; her brothers, Ed Swain and Bill Swain and wife, Janice; her brothers-in-law, Bruce Fippinger and wife, Carol, and Dale Fippinger and wife, Melissa; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and many close friends.
Hawkins Funeral Home
Wise County Messenger, September 14, 2022