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Rashawn Kyle Donahoo, 26, of Savannah, Georgia, died Thursday afternoon, October 6, 2022, at Landmark Hospital peacefully in the presence of his mothers and his closest friends.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of Omelia Donahoo and Marsha L. Tolbert. Rashawn was a member of The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Episcopal. He graduated from Savannah High School, and he was an alumnus of STEPS Summer Camp. Rashawn loved to be read to, listen to music, and go for walks. He was always ready to go on an adventure with his close friends, Geraldine Williams, his advocate, Scott Cleaveland, or his caregivers. He was famous for his smile.

Survivors include his mothers, Omelia Donahoo and Marsha L. Tolbert; his large, loving family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his extended family at St. Paul’s.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2022, at The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Episcopal, conducted by the Very Reverend Dr. William Willoughby III.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his name to The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Episcopal – 1802 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 or Episcopal Relief & Development – 815 Second Avenue, New York, New York 10017-4503.

Online Condolences

  1. Tim and Marianne Christopher says:

    Omelia, Marsha, Gerri and Scott,

    Rashawn was an Angel on this earth. He was all smiles and giggles and loved people. He was such a blessing to so many and he was blessed to have you as family.

    We know God is holding on to you in your grief.

    You are still in our prayers daily.

    We love you very much, Uncle Tim and Aunt Marianne

  2. Linda Oatis Williams says:

    To the family my prayers are with you all. I enjoyed working with him at Savannah High School and teasing him about his shoes. GOD BLESS !

  3. Brenda L Roberts says:

    Marsha and Omelia, I was saddened to learn of Rashawn’s passing. I pray that our God will strengthen and keep you as you keep fond memories close to your heart.

  4. Jennifer Spivey says:

    Rashawn, I will remember your smiley face in the mornings, listening to 80’s music and getting excited about the day. I will miss reading with you until much later than we probably should have. I promise to keep reading. I will remember your quick “no” when I asked if you liked my new hair color. I promise that I will never dye it that shade of blue again. I will listen to as much good music as I’d possible, and think of you. You truly were inimitable, and the world was a much better place with you in it. You have taken a little piece of my heart with you. May your memory forever be a blessing to your mothers, your extended family, friends, caregivers and everyone who was lucky enough to meet you! May you rest in well deserved eternal peace.

  5. Theresa Burke says:

    I didn’t know him but God selected special MOTHER’S to take care of. Special people. I know cause I helped do it myself. God Bless you all.

  6. Rorshell Hearns (Nurse Hearns) says:

    I would like to send my sincere condolences to Amelia, Marsha.
    and family. God blessed you with a true angel. Rashawn has taken Heavenly wings. You both were the best parents and a blessing to Rashawn. Thank you for letting share his life with you. It was my pleasure taking care of him for many years. May God bless you and give you strength as you celebrate his his life. Praying for you and your family

  7. Elder Dr.Renita Thompson says:

    To the family of Rashawn it truly sadden my heart to hear of the passing of your son. God picked two beautiful parents to bring up such a cheerful child to hold so dear. I know he brought joy to you all hearts every-time you walked in his presence, that grand smile he gave. Know I’m praying for and with you all. Rashawn is now resting in the arms of Jesus, no more pain up running around playing like he’s never played before. Please know God makes no mistakes. My deepest condolences to you all.
    Much Love

  8. Anissa Bowen says:
    The both of you gave Sean everything he wanted, and even things he never asked for. I know it has been said, but you guys were the best parents.

    May he rest in eternal peace. He will truly be missed.
    Ms. B

  9. Gloria Smith says:

    Ms. Tolbert and Ms. Donahoo, please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your sweet son Rashawn. May God grant you all the strength and peace needed to journey on without him. My prayers are with you and the family.

  10. Noreen Hux says:

    Marsha and Omelia were the most amazing mothers for Rashawn. While I am greatly saddened to hear of our loss on earth, I know he is making our loved ones smile in heaven as he had an express pass through the pearly gates. I am blessed that he was a part of my life and he was beyond blessed to have both Marsha and Omelia raise him to be the happy young man he was.

    Peace to all,
    Mrs. Noreen

  11. Kim Bockius-Suwyn says:

    Omelia and Marsha,
    Many sincere condolences and prayers to you both and your family. Rashawn was so blessed to have such wonderful moms and you were so blessed to have such a delightful son.

  12. Wayne & Era Hall says:

    That smile will be missed. Will Hall loved having Rashawn as a classmate, and we are sure they’ll be running together without wheelchairs as they travel in eternal life.

  13. Mrs.D.M.Moses says:

    God chose another angel (Rashawn) to return home.We will always love and miss Rashawn. Mrs.K.Caine,Mrs.M.Newman,and Mrs.D.Moses.
    In memory of Mrs.R.Matlock The love she had for Rashawn was great.Her words about Rashawn was” Rashawn understand a lot.

  14. Julie Hardeman says:

    Beautiful smile and eyes communicating love towards others. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Omelia and Marsha, thank you for allowing his gift to be shared with others. He is running with Jesus

  15. Ramona Pullin says:

    Region 5 extends our condolences and prayers to you all at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in your fond memories of Rashawn.

  16. Arlene Guest says:

    Rashawn, my precious nephew, I miss story time with you and just spending time with you. That sweet, sweet smile and those twinkling eyes. I loved it when you got really excited and just giggled really hard, in my mind I can still hear you. You were a blessing to us, and our lives are now forever changed having known you.

    You’ll be forever missed and always in our hearts

    Love Auntie Arlene and Family

  17. Amy, Bill, Ansley, & Wick Keaton says:

    Two of the sweetest women I’ve ever had the privilege to know fell in love with one smiley precious giggly boy, and the rest was history. I am forever in love with each of you, and so thankful to have been any part of your story. Rashawn will always be a light in the darkness to me, a smile in the hurt, an angel among us. I love each of you dearly and always have. Thank you for the milkshakes way back in the day. They were not forgotten. Xoxo l

  18. Lesli Messinger says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is an unfathomable grief. My heart goes out to you.

  19. Leah Joe and Jackson Ohmer says:

    While we cannot be there with you today we are keeping you all in our hearts. May the incredible memories you built with Reshawn last forever but may the heartache fade with time. We love you all.

  20. Jacqueline Gilford says:

    Rashawn, was so precious to so many. To know him was to love him. So sorry for the lost of your sweet son. He is with Jesus now.

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