Donna Whittler

Donna Joan Whittler (Elkins)

Saturday, September 11th, 1948 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Donna J. Whittler, 71, of Chesapeake passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday June 21, 2020. She was born in Gary, Indiana to the late William and Betty Elkins and was also predeceased by her husband, Gerald Whittler of 33 years.

Left behind to cherish Donna’s memory are her two sons; Tim Whittler and daughter-in-law, Denise, and Todd Whittler and daughter-in-law, Karen; Grandchildren, Kayla, Isabelle, Jeff, Greg, Kristine, Emmalina and William. Also left behind are great-grandchildren, her sister, Wanda Weston and brother-in-law, Stan. She also leaves behind her best friend, Bitz Mack; as well as many other close friends and extended family.
Donna worked in retail and banking most of her life. She enjoyed vacationing and spending time with family and friends. She loved shelling in Florida with her late husband Gerry and trips to Lake Gaston with her son Tim and his family. Donna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was loved by all and will be missed tremendously by all that knew and loved her.

A celebration of life will be held at her son’s home on 8/29/2020 from 12pm-6pm at 726 Chantilly Lane, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322. To leave condolences please visit
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Kayla Whittler

Posted at 06:44pm
Grandma it’s hard to believe you’re really gone, although that’s true I know you’re soul is still here with us. Words can’t describe how much I miss you and how appreciative I am for the memories we got to make. You will forever hold a special spot in my heart. Thank you for always being my #1 supporter and being the best grandma a girl could ever have! This isn’t a goodbye, just a see you later. I love and miss you so much❤️

Timothy Whittler

Posted at 04:33pm
Mom words could never express how grateful I am for all you did for me throughout my life. Thank you for all you did for Kayla and Isabelle as well as Denise, Emma and Will. We are devastated and miss you everyday. Our lives will be forever changed but we will push ahead and look to the future as we hold onto your memories. Lake Gaston, Mothers Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and everyday will never be the same. Just know I think of you and miss you all the time. Love your Baby Boy "Timmy"

Pat O’Neal Posted at 03:42pm

DJ I still can’t believe that you’re gone and when I visit Chesapeake again you are not there. You are so very special to me and always will be. You were always there always by my side always helping me if I needed help be it work or pleasure or just hang out. I have so many good memories that I will cherish forever. You and Gerry held a very special place in my heart that will never ever go away little part of it is broken but I know you will look down upon me and it will heal. We had so many good times and so many fun times where we just laughed for no reason, example when you were at my house on the computer and the smoke alarm would beep and you said you wanted to get out of there for you Thought it was Ed telling you to get out. And I remember the time you got drenched and you had to change at my house and I have a picture of you in a bathrobe with your hair wrapped up i n a towel just laughing like anything gosh DJ I miss those days and I miss those memories, even Chesapeake pizza where the three of us enjoyed beer and pizza I love you DJ one consolation I have from this is that you’re now with Gerry, the love of your life, and especiallyThe fact that I know you’re out of pain and not suffering any longer. God bless you DJ, until we meet again may you enjoy your time with Gerry and just have a ball Your friend always Pat (pfo)😘❤️

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