Donna Marie McCollum, 31, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, after a long period of declining health.

She was born in Danville on Nov. 13, 1987, the daughter of David (deceased) and Melissa McCollum. She was a 2006 honors graduate of Halifax County High School.

Donna was an avid reader and enthusiastic debater. Her mind was quick, and her wit was sharp, and it was a pleasure to see her think. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” -Nietzsche

Donna is survived by her mother, Melissa McCollum; her daughter, Colum Jane Rose; her sisters, Debra Nelson, Monica Dalton and Deanna McCollum; her niece, Peyton; and her nephew, Landon.

A memorial service will be held at St Luke’s Methodist Church in Danville at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

Visitation and fellowship will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Danville, an organization that provides mentorship to children.