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Dona Allbright Brenner


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Dona Allbright Brenner, 63, lifelong resident of Crockett, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Lufkin. Dona was born October 19, 1954 in Crockett to Elwood N. “Sonny” Allbright and Joyce Redman Allbright. She worked at a florist for many years and then in marketing for Houston County Home Health Care.  Dona loved cheering on her Houston Astros and Houston Rockets and cherished the many friends and acquaintances she made over her lifetime. She was always there to lend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor in need and will be missed by many.

Dona is survived by her children, Rusty Brenner and significant other, Brandye Brown of Dallas, Leslie Jinkins and husband, Jamie of Lufkin; grandchildren, Carter Jinkins & Brooklyn Jinkins of Lufkin; mother, Joyce Allbright of Crockett; brother, Butch Allbright and wife, Terri of Sugar Land; nephew, Dusty Allbright of Sugar Land; uncles, Billy Allbright of Crockett, Jackie Bowdoin and wife, Bertie of Crockett; aunts, Robbie Hollingsworth and husband, Randal of Lovelady, Darlene Lane and husband, Marion of Crockett, Carol Brown of Port Neches; special friend, Juanita Brenner of Crockett; numerous other loving relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Sonny Allbright; aunt, Ailene Meinzer and husband, Ervin; and uncle, Dicky Brown.

Funeral services for Dona Allbright Brenner will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment to follow in Center Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


  1. My prayers are with you all. Dona was a dear and special person. She will be missed. My love and thoughts are with you and especially my prayers Dian Buckley

  2. I am so sad to hear that Dona passed away.
    Prayers of comfort and peace for the family.

  3. I’m so sad to hear that Dona has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  4. I am so sadden to know that I have lost my best friend for so many years. She was a true friend. My prayers are with Rusty, Leslie, and Joyce. She loved her family so much and was so proud of her children and grandchildren. You will be missed, my friend.

  5. Joyce, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. Please know that you and your family will be in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Rusty & Leslie, we were saddenedto hear of Dona’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  7. Prayers and best wishes to Aunt Joyce, Cousin Butch and wife Terri, Dusty, Rusty and Brandye, Leslie and Jamie, Carter and Brooklyn, and all our family touched by the loss. It is with fond and happy memories that I recall my childhood vacations with my Mom’s side of the family in East Texas. The warmth and kindness extended our visits as the Allbright Household welcomed us into their home, as did all our great relatives from the Lone Star State. Although circumstances and distance have kept us from being a part of Dona’s life over the years, I recall my cousin as a wonderful person who shall be greatly missed. Love and peace from David, Diane, and family.

  8. Joyce, I am so sad to hear of Dona’s passing. I have thought of you often. I will keep you in my prayers,

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