Donna Lynn Dunnigan Gore of Silsbee passed from this life on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at her home. A memorial service is planned at Farmer’s Funeral Home in Silsbee on June 18, at 6:00 PM. Donna is survived by her four children, Johnnie, Jimmy, and Jamie Gore, all of Silsbee, and Angie Copeland of Bevil Oaks; brother, Shawn Dunnigan of Lumberton, brother Sean Dunnigan of Silsbee, sister Rachelle Dunnigan of Rose City, and brother Evans Dunnigan of Silsbee; grandchildren Brooklyn, Brendan, and Londyn Copeland, Taylor and Tristan Gore; nieces Brandie Musick, Heather Landry, Abbigail Thomas, Jessica Dunnigan; nephews Sean Ben Dunnigan and Canton Dunnigan, and Christopher Musick, and cousins, Terry Garrett, of Lacey, Washington, Kelly Moxon of Houston. She is preceded in death by her mother, Janet McClelland Dunnigan, father, Larry “Doc” Dunnigan, and maternal aunt Karen Evans Clark. Donna was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 30, 1958. In the early years, the family lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, Silsbee, Texas, Lynn, Massachusetts, and Surf City, North Carolina, during which time her father served as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy. The family later moved from Surf City, NC back to Silsbee, TX where Donna finished her education in the Silsbee school district. She later attended Lamar University Technical College to become a welder. She previously worked at her mother’s business, Jan’s Mill, in Kountze, and later at Jan’s Other Mill, in Silsbee. Donna was an avid reader of all genres of literature, was a faithful family gossip partner, loved her grandchildren, enjoyed sewing outfits for her children and nieces and nephews, and was a fan of true crime television programs. She was always available for a 4 AM phone call from friends who needed a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on. Visitors to her house were guaranteed to receive both a stomach full and an earful since Donna loved to cook and was never at a loss for words. She had a gift for seeing straight through to the heart of the matter and was not bashful about sharing her opinions with those who loved her. Her friends and family will miss her sense of humor, wit, and never-ending commentary about all of life, love, and relationships. To know Donna was to love her.
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