Meghan Vermillion Donahue, known for her enchanting personality

Meghan Vermillion Donahue

Meghan Vermillion Donahue, died on June 24, 2017, at 4:38 a.m. It was the end of her battle with the cancer she fought for months. Small of stature, she stood up to her adversary with the heart of a tiger and at the last was simply overcome by a cunning and relentless foe.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. Michael Vermillion and Judy Brewer Vermillion, and is survived by her husband, Marc Donahue, the son of John G. and Frances E. Donahue; and two Donahue daughters, Madeline, age 6, and Morgan, age 1. Also surviving Meghan are her mother, Judy Witt, and her husband, Jack Witt, and her brother, James Vermillion.

Friends and family were there ministering to Meghan for her entire illness. They are good and compassionate folk, caring friends, who stood by her to the end. Stalwart among so many were her aunt and uncle, James and Betty Anne Vermillion of Williamsburg, Va.

Meghan always wanted to be a mom, and when she found and married Marc Donahue, they were blessed with the birth of two beautiful daughters, Madeline and Morgan. They both are growing strong and show promise of becoming exceptional young women, capable of carrying out the hopes and dreams Marc and Meghan have encouraged them to live into.

Meghan was a blossom blooming in our garden, whose beauty touched all of us who were fortunate to have more than casual time with her. Gamin-like, her personality enchanted us, made us remember her best by carrying on those traits which add so much to the character of any community, to our understanding of the nearness of angels, and of how we can “Do goodness, love mercy, and walk humbly with Our God.”

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Princess Anne Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Meghan Vermillion Donahue.

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