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Congressional District 13

Dana L. Lemon

Dana L. Lemon

300 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 490-9125 | (770) 957-6118 (Fax)

Year Elected to the Board: ​​2003
Current Term Expires: 4/15/23

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Dana Lemon

Interview Date: Spring 2019

Dana Lemon enjoys the finer things in life. She never passes up an opportunity to stay at a five-star hotel or a fishing trip on calm, open waters. She grew up as the youngest of seven siblings in a family that emphasized the importance of community involvement. This resonated with her and led her to serve on many boards throughout her life. Through natural progression of board involvement and a little encouragement, Lemon ran for the State Transportation Board in 2003, a seat she won making her the first female to serve on the board. She has represented the 13th Congressional District ever since.

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 Biographical Data

Personal / Family 

Date of Birth: January 19, 1964
Place of Birth: McDonough, Georgia
Marital Status: Single
Children: None


  • Henry County High School—McDonough, GA, 1982
  • Davidson College—Davidson, NC, 1986
  • Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service—Atlanta, GA, 1995

Business Affiliations

  • National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFDMA)
  • National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
  • Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association (GFSPA)

Professional Record

  • President, W.D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home

Current Community/Civic Activities

  • Foundation Board, Clayton State University
  • Board of Visitors, Davidson College
  • Board of Directors, New Life Community Ministries
  • Executive Committee, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association 
  • Chair, Legislative Committee, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association

Past Community/Civic Activities

  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2012
  • Board of Directors of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors of the Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation
  • Board of Directors of the Davidson College Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors of the Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence
  • Board of Directors of the Odyssey Family Counseling Center
  • Board of Trustees; Livable Communities Coalition

Personal (hobbies, church affiliation)

  • Co–host of a local cable TV talk show, Community Spotlight
  • New Life Church in Decatur, GA
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Psi Alpha Omega Chapter)
  • Atlanta Lawn & Tennis Association (ALTA)
  • United States Tennis Association (USTA)

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 "100 Influential Women to Know", Engineering Georgia Magazine
  • 2018 "100 Influential Women to Know", Engineering Georgia Magazine
  • 2011 Generational Torch Award, Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008 Mortician of the Year, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, 9th District
  • 2006 Athena Award- Henry County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004 Woman of the Year - Women’s Transportation Seminar, Atlanta Chapter
  • 1995 Bill Pierce Award

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