Donna BrownDonna M. Taft Brown, 77, of Lake Monticello, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior Dec. 18, 2017.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Earl J. and Erma (Barber) Elliott; her brothers, Earl “Bo,” Carl and Ronald Elliott and her sister, Phyllis Elliott.

Donna had a lifelong passion for cooking and was known for her cooking skills. She served many Goochland restaurants and made many dear friends. One place closest to her heart was Dameron’s Store where she retired with a faithful following.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years; Robert L. Brown, her sisters; Shirley Ellison and Audrey Manning, both of New York. She leaves a legacy of love behind with her five children; Debra Wilds (Mark) of Goochland, Henry (Bryan) Taft of Richmond, Robert “Bob” Taft of Richmond, Teresa Neal (Paul) of Columbia, and Michael Taft (Ghizlaine) of Charlottesville.

Her life was devoted to her children, her 16 grandchildren and her 24 great-grandchildren of which another blessing is due in May of 2018. A celebration of life was held on Jan. 6, 2018, at Faith Baptist Church, 3394 River Road West, Goochland, Va.; officiated by her grandson, the Rev. Kameron Wilds. Visit www.lacyfh.com for the online guest book.