Donzell S. (Donnie) Warner, 31, passed away in his sleep on June 21, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born to Kevin Hairston and Kenya Warner on September 26, 1988 in Roswell, NM. Donzell attended Roswell High School and received his GED. Donzell was an extremely talented basketball player and had a love for the game since he was a child. He was also very intelligent; something that he passed on to his children. He like to write and rap his own music. Donzell gave his heart to Jesus when he was 10 at Church on the Move. He was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. Donzell loved his family and his friends and had a special relationship with each and every one of them. He once said “his children were his greatest achievement”.
Left to cherish in his memory are his children Iy’Anna R. Warner (Bugg) and La’Mont D. C. Warner (Monty). His father Kevin Hairston of California and mother Kenya Warner of Texas. His grandmother’s whom he cherished, Gladys (Grandma Warner). Grandmother Katherine Hairston, sisters, Kiki Warner, Keyanna Warner, Kanika Warner, Reanna Pena and Miranda Pena. Brothers, Ezekiel Warner, Marquel Warner. Aunts, Lenya Warner, Eusi Warner, Diane Hairston, Denise Hairston and Uncles, Don Taylor and Russell Hairston and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Special Friends Erica M. Carter, Bert Nava, Anthony Chavez, cousin Omar Warner, Monica P. Garcia and Larry Acevedo.
Donzell is preceded in death by his brother Kevin Hairston Jr., Great Grandfather Leroy Lawson, Uncle Lloyd “Boone” Hairston and Aunt Jane Taylor.
A celebration of Donzell’s life will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Anderson and Bethany Funeral and Crematory with Brent Clay officiating. The service will begin at 10:00 am with a viewing prior to the service from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. There will be a reception immediately following the service at Church on the Move (180 Hall). The family would like to thank all family and friends for the food and other items that were delivered and the generous donations for the services. You will be in hearts forever.
The Broken Chain
“We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Are family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God Call us one by one the chain link again.”