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Donald Louis "Donnie" Bland Jr.
August 27, 1966 ~ May 21, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Donald Louis (Donnie) Bland Jr., 56, passed away unexpectedly early in the morning on May 21, 2023 at his home. He was a Tobacconist employed by Universal Leaf in Nashville, North Carolina, where he loved his job and work family. Donnie had a big heart, was full of life, and loved everyone he met.
Donnie is survived by his wife Regina Summerlin Bland of the home, of 24 years; his sister Teresa (Terri) McKenzie of Suffolk, Virginia; a step-mother, Shirley Bracey of Pink Hill; step siblings: Vonda Bracey and Robbie Bracey of Suffolk, Virginia; two sisters-in-law: Beverly Cashwell and husband Bryan of Mount Olive, NC and Carolyn Thigpen of Albertson, NC. A special couple he called mom and dad: Donald (Duck) and Shirley Metts of Pink Hill, several beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and lots of extended family near and far that he truly loved so much. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge number 304.
He is preceded in death by his parents Donald Louis Bland and Bertha Elizabeth Jones Bland and a sister, Diane Elizabeth Wagoner.
Visitation will be held at the Pink Hill Funeral Home Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Pink Hill Funeral Home with interment to follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital; 950 West Faris Road; Greenville, SC 29605.