Bandy-Asher, Donna Diane (Cleveland)

Friday, May 22, 2020
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Donna Diane Bandy-Asher, loving daughter, sister, mother and friend, passed away at the age of 60. 

Donna was born on July 13, 1959 in Cleveland to TC Bandy and Jewell Massengale. She was a generous person who loved to laugh, and lived life to the fullest. She loved her animals, and enjoyed photography, dancing and spending her time with friends and family. 

Donna is proceeded in death by her father, TC. 

She is survived by her mother, Jewell Massengale (Ron); her son, Travis Massengale (Lisa); grandsons, Matthew and Marc Massengale; her siblings, Tonya Randolph, Michelle Starry (David) and Tommy Bandy (Missy); as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 25 from 5-8 p.m. in the parlor of Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, TN 37311. There will be a private memorial service held on Tuesday, May 26.

Share a memory or leave a condolence to Donna’s family by visiting her memorial webpage at www.companionfunerals.com. 

The Cody Family is honored to assist Donna’s family with these arrangements.

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