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In Memory Of Our Poets

Donnie N. Mathews (Pouncy) (1937-2022) - Class Of 1956

On January 25, 2022, God whispered, “Donnie Pouncy, my beautiful, feisty, loving, and gentle child, it is time! Come on home! You won’t believe what I have waiting for you!” Donnie was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to Milton Wood Mathews and Annie Earline Muse Mathews. After growing up in the downtown Montgomery area with her wonderful sisters and extended family, she graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and married the love of her life, Joe DiMaggio Pouncy. Joe and Donnie moved to Coosada, Alabama to build their home and provide for their family of four daughters with all the love, devotion, laughter, and adventure they could muster. Later, as empty-nesters, Joe and Donnie packed up a truck and moved to Joe’s family farm in Butler County, Alabama. Donnie slowly transitioned from being a city girl to a country girl and continued to devote her life to serving her Lord, her family, and her community. By Joe’s side, she worked with Christian ministries across North, Central, and South America. She used her talents tirelessly to serve those in need, sacrificing her own comfort and resources to help others.

Sadly, Donnie was preceded in death very early in life by her father, Milton Wood Mathews, and later by her mother, Annie Earlene Muse Mathews. In recent years, she lost her beloved husband, Joe DiMaggio Pouncy, sisters, Ann Mathews Hall and Margaret Patricia Mathews Epperson, as well as many of her cousins and friends. What a fine reunion in Heaven! How very much she will be missed by those she left behind: all four of her loving daughters, Donna Jo (Michael) Muth, Pamela Joy Pouncy, Janet Pouncy (Christopher Colacicco), Frances (Stan) Eller, plus 29 adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren who knew her as “Dee.” Knowing the joy that floods her soul, who of these could wish her back? “Well done thou good and faithful servant,” Matthew 25:23.

On Saturday, January 29, at 3:00 pm, following a private graveside service, the family will welcome visitors for coffee, dessert, and fellowship at First Baptist Church Posey Crossroads, 576 County 40 W, Prattville, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to direct memorial contributions to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in gratitude for the free treatment they provided throughout Donnie’s 6th year of life.