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Donna Macias Scales

November 10, 1961 — September 26, 2023


Donna Macias Scales, 61, passed away on September 26, 2023, at home in Concord, North Carolina. Born on November 10, 1961, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Donna touched the lives of many during her journey.

Donna's professional career as a Food Service Manager with McDonald's spanned over three decades. Her dedication and unwavering commitment to her work were truly unmatched. Donna took great pride in ensuring that her employees and family were well taken care of, even at the expense of her own efforts. She was a true go-getter who exemplified resilience and strength. No obstacle was too big for Donna; she faced every challenge head-on and never gave up.
Beyond her professional life, her artsy soul embodied a free spirit accompanied by a quirky sense of humor that never failed to brighten the atmosphere around her. Donna's colorful presence left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her great heart overflowed with genuine kindness and compassion for others.

In her leisure time, Donna indulged in various hobbies that allowed her creativity to flourish. She had a passion for sculpting and pottery-making, creating beautiful works of art with her skilled hands. But there was another realm where Donna's fascination thrived – gemstones. She possessed an extensive knowledge of gemstones and their meanings, allowing her to appreciate the enchanting world they held.
Television talent shows held a special place in Donna's heart; she eagerly followed programs like American Idol, America's Got Talent, and American Ninja Warrior. She enjoyed watching many of these shows with her grandson Gavin. 

Donna's family meant the world to her. She is preceded in death by her adoring husband Bruce Scales. Donna's daughters, Ashley (Chris) Calhoun and Stacie Coggins, held a special place in her heart. She cherished every moment spent with them and rejoiced in their accomplishments. Donna's beloved grandchildren, Angel, Michael, Gavin, and Bruce, brought immeasurable joy to her life. Her great-grandchild Alaya added an extra glow of happiness to her life.
Donna was the second eldest among her siblings. Charles Macias, Christina (Doug) Sponsler, Ruby (Jeff) Champ, and Angela Macias Kluck shared countless memories and experiences that will forever remain etched in their hearts.

An inseparable companion throughout Donna's life was her loyal furry friend Lexa. The bond they shared was unbreakable, offering comfort and solace even during the most challenging times.
Donna Macias Scales leaves behind a legacy of strength, resilience,  and compassion. We celebrate the remarkable life she lived and the impact she had on everyone fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her.

As we bid farewell to this extraordinary individual, let us hold on to the memories we shared with Donna - a beacon of light whose spirit will forever guide us in our own journeys. May she rest in eternal peace.  
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