A celebration of life was held Tuesday morning, April 17 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. McDonald, 90, of Lebanon.
A seamstress, an avid reader and lover of flowers, she passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at her home surrounded by her children and family.
Mrs. McDonald worked at the Lebanon Garment Factory for 37 years and the First Baptist Church nursery for 13 years. She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ for 65 years and she dedicated her life to her children, grandchildren, friends and church.
Services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke. Burial followed at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Terry (Christine) McDonald of Lebanon and Peggy (Louis) Thompson of Fayetteville; grandchildren Kirsten (Scott) Harris, Alexandra McDonald, Morgan McDonald, Brian (Julie) McDonald of Nashville, Ginny McDonald, Angie (Chad) Mullins of Fayetteville, Taylor (Steve) Flatt of Nashville and Jay Thompson of Dothan, Ala.; along with nine great grandchildren.
Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by mother Mary Elizabeth Lanius Gibson; father George Thomas Gibson; husband Lewis McDonald; son Michael McDonald; brother George Elmer Gibson; sister Jessie Loudermilk and special nephew Gwynne Young.
Active pallbearers included: Vic McDonald, Bob McDonald, Ed Lasater, Ernest Lasater, Raymond Lasater and Brian McDonald. Honorary pallbearers: the Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Class at College Hills Church of Christ, her caring medical team of Dr. Larimore Warren, Dr. Robert Woods, Dr. Gary Gallant, Dr. Wiaam Falouji, Dr. James Peyton, Dr. Heather Dooley, special friends, Sam Sherrill, Lisa Neal, James Walker, John Turner, Opal Midgett, Jerri Gannon, Georgia Matula and Ivadell Stroud.
The family would like to thank the talented and caring professionals at Avalon Hospice and her home care team of Sara McClendon, Betty Owens, Dana Corder and Traci Dedmon.
Memorial donations can be made to the building fund of College Hills Church of Christ.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.