SANFORD — LaDonna Michelle Savoy Moton, 58, of Sanford, gained her heavenly wings Saturday (04/10/21) after a courageous battle with cancer at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

LaDonna will reunite with mother Ella Mae Savoy, father Hayward Savoy Sr., and brothers Hayward Savoy Jr. and Sidney Savoy.

LaDonna was born in Church Point, Louisiana, on Nov. 4, 1962, to Ella Mae “Jane” Savoy and Hayward Savoy Sr., and raised in the state.

LaDonna was a one-of-a-kind lady of deep faith, who was filled with lots of laughter along with her loving heart.

No-one could compare to her.

Throughout her years, some may have called her an angel from heaven with her big smile and personality.

Her faith in Jesus Christ always remained a constant rock in her life.

Left to cherish LaDonna’s memories is her husband of 15 years Leslie A. Moton; three sons, Joseph “BJ” Soileau of Sanford, Cordell (Stacy) Soileau of Sanford, Quinten Moton of Denver, Colorado; two daughters, Shaundra “ Shaunie” Soileau of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Jordan Moton of Charleston, South Carolina; twin grandsons, Samson and Soloman of Sanford; sister Lisa (Edward) Charles of Bunkie, Louisiana; nephews, Isaiah and Daniel of Bunkie, Louisiana; adopted brothers, Ricky (Sabrina) Baldwin of Sanford, and Don Moye of Sanford. LaDonna also leaves behind to cherish her memory a host of aunts, uncles, godchildren, family and friends.

The funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford. Burial is Monday at Our Mother of Mercy Church Cemetery in Church Point, Louisiana.