Hilda  “Gail”  Donaway of Bridgeville passed away tragically on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at her home. She was born on March 21, 1951 in Berlin, daughter of the late Norman and Hazel (Lewis) Cropper.

Gail had many interests and hobbies, including sewing, painting, and crafting. Always creative, she made all of her family’s Christmas gifts this year by hand. Gail loved her family dearly, but nothing brought as much joy as her grandchildren. The apples of her eye, she adored them. Gail was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Gail is survived by her children, Sheila Donaway Warrington (Wayne) of Bridgeville and Shane Donaway (Rachel) of Austin, TX; her grandchildren, Beau Warrington (Jenna), Ali Warrington (Kyler LeCates), Bret Warrington, and Sydney Donaway; her great-grandchild, Case LeCates; her brother, Geoff Cropper (Kathy) of Long Neck; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her loyal canine and service companion, Trixie Doodle.

Services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Crossroads Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Please visit Gail’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.