Donna Gail (Smith) Stewart

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Donna Gail (Smith) Stewart was born on April 14, 1947 in Crossett, Ark. to parents Don and Oma Smith, deceased; she grew up in Monticello, Ark. She is survived by her husband, David Stewart; son, Brian Blackburn and granddaughter, Sarah Blackburn of Hot Springs; son, Whitney Milam and daughter, Abby Milam, both of Bentonville; sister, Sudie Smith, of Grapevine, Texas; step-son, Kevin Stewart and his wife Helen, and their sons, Robert and Patrick of Alexandria, Va.; and step-daughter, Elizabeth Hill and her husband Zac, and their daughter, Julia of Durham, Ark. Her younger sister, Janet predeceased her. Donna is survived by a large number of nephews, nieces, and cousins that loved her dearly. Donna passed away under Willard Walker Hospice care on March 17, 2019 after a year long battle with small cell lung cancer. The family wishes to thank Highlands Oncology Group doctors, nurses and staff, and Willard Walker Hospice personnel for their love and continued support during the past year. Her life was much richer during her last year because of their devotion to her. Donna will always be remembered for her devotion to her children, for her love for the children of every family member, be they close or far away, as well as to all the children of the world. Her heart bled constantly for the injustice and peril foisted upon those less fortunate in this world, and she spared no one in speaking her mind about it. She shed many tears in the process. Fools needed to be on their toes when she was around. Though a woman of great physical beauty, her beauty was eclipsed by great spiritual depth and, though flawed as we all are, tried daily to conduct herself in a manner that conveyed empathy and love to everyone she touched. She will be missed and leaves many broken hearts. A memorial service will be held at Moore's Chapel, 206 West Center Street, Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. The public is invited. Come as you are. To sign the online guest book please visit

Published March 20, 2019