Ms. McDonald is preceded in death by her mother Ruth Catherine Shelton and Raymon M. George; husband Leon McDonald in 1979.
She is survived by her son, Philip McDonald of Cowan and a sister, Doris Ann Walton of Your, AL.; numerous nieces and nephews.
A native of Tuscaloosa, AL she was raised in York, Alabama. She was a 1954 graduate of Sumter County High School and attended business college in Meridian, MS. She later worked as a clerk/typist for Reliable Chevrolet and the State of Alabama Welfare Department. In 1963 she married her high school Sweetheart, Leon McDonald and they began their life together in Cowan, TN. She had been a member of the Cowan First Baptist Church since that time. She was a very talented sales clerk and worked at T G & Y and at Hammers. She loved meeting people and will be remembered as taking a very special interest in all her customers.
Visitation will be Friday August 31, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. at Cowan First Baptist Church.
The funeral service will conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday September 1, 2012 from Cowan First Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Brown and Rev. L.Z. Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Joe Ed Williams, Bobby Clark, Coyle Coulson, Eddie Clark and Clyde Bennett.
The family will gather for a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in York, AL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Cowan First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.