- March 16, 2012
- Dalton, Georgia
of Christopher's Passing
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“Went through boot camp with Chris. He was a friend throughout boot camp. He was also our honor graduate, and platoon guide. Awesome guy. I cant tell...Read More »
1 of 93 | Posted by: Wes Selph - kevil, KY - friend
“Still remembering Sgt McDonald.
2 of 93 | Posted by: Alan Miller - Fellow Marine
“I don't know why I waited this long to leave a message here. I've been thinking of Mac a lot today. I think when it comes down to it, all I can...Read More »
3 of 93 | Posted by: Watkins
“To the Family, you have my deepest regards,
and Christopher, Semper Phi Devil Dawg!!
I'll relieve your post at the Pearly Gates Soon!!
SSGT Waters,...Read More »
4 of 93 | Posted by: Joe Waters - Thomasville, GA
“Jeff and Paige, as I view the messages sent by friends and family of Chris, there is no doubt that he was a lovable , honorable, and devoted Marine....Read More »
5 of 93 | Posted by: Henry Howell - Lilburn, GA
“Dear McDonald family, The Damon Wainscoar family send our deepest sympathy for the loose of Christopher. I am a life member of the VFW Chapter 1503 "...Read More »
6 of 93 | Posted by: Damon Wainscoat - dale city, VA
“I have known Chris since elementary-high school. He was a great person, and never failed to make someone laugh. I want to say Thank You to Chris for...Read More »
7 of 93 | Posted by: Brandy Hale - Dalton, GA - Friend
“Jeff,Paige, Morgan and Brooke
My prayers and thoughts are ith you at this difficult time. May God be with you always.
Thank you Chris for your...Read More »
8 of 93 | Posted by: Dean Holbrook - Tahoe City, CA
“You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Teen Challenge Of The Mid-South
9 of 93 | Posted by: Diane - Chattanooga, TN - None
“Thank you Chris for serving our country. Although I didn't know you well, I know that you were a fine young man. To Paige, Jeff, Brooke, Morgan,...Read More »
10 of 93 | Posted by: Bill Long - Alpharetta, GA
“Sending prays out to the McDonald family . You had a wounderful son he maybe gone but never forgotten . He was a blessing to the special needs kids &...Read More »
11 of 93 | Posted by: Traci Hunter - ringgold, GA
“You will not be forgotten. Today we laid you to rest. Rest in peace and save me a seat at your table in the place where those who have earned the...Read More »
12 of 93 | Posted by: Randall Bissell SSGT - TN
“I remember Chris's laughter and smiles. He was always such a sweethearted person with a drive that stood out. This is such a sad loss and my heart...Read More »
13 of 93 | Posted by: Ale Patey - Boone, NC
“To the MacDonald family, I am sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you feel right now... I have your family in my prayers
14 of 93 | Posted by: Ali A Kobeissi - Upper Darby, PA
“I knew Chris in his high school days and he was always a character that you wanted to be around. He will be missed not only as a friend but as a...Read More »
15 of 93 | Posted by: Justin Izmirlian - Friend
“I'll never forget Chris, he was one of a kind. I'll never forget his friendship and how he let me stay at his family's house for a month one summer...Read More »
16 of 93 | Posted by: Scott Rochelli - Dallas, TX
“My thoughts and prayers are with the McDonald family. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Thank you, Sgt. for your service to our great country.
May...Read More »
17 of 93 | Posted by: Kathy Falo - Cleveland, TN
I am so sorry for your loss. I have 2 girls and I can't even imagine what you are going through. After high school I went into the Air Force...Read More »
18 of 93 | Posted by: Daphne Tolbert - Woodbury, MN
“Jeff, Paige, and girls,
We were so saddened and heartsick to hear about Chris's passing. We have so many good memories of him back in those...Read More »
19 of 93 | Posted by: John and Leslie Hudson - TN
“Prayers and thoughts for the friends and family of Chris. He will be missed by so many people. Very many great memories we will never forget.
20 of 93 | Posted by: Clayton and Jocelyn Turner - HI
“Jeff, Paige, Morgan, & Brooke,
You are all in my prayers during this time. Chris was an awesome student when I had him in middle school. Those are...Read More »
21 of 93 | Posted by: Sonya Thompson - Dalton, GA
“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I remember just yesterday the blond haired little boy. I'm so sad to hear such a...Read More »
22 of 93 | Posted by: Melani Holt - Smyrna, GA - Aunt
“We are thankful for this young man's brave service to our country. Our son and Chris became acquainted through Whitfield County's Baseball League...Read More »
23 of 93 | Posted by: Wallace & Cindy Wilkins - Dalton, GA
“I had the chance to work with Chris for a few days at the complex in Dalton, when we both worked for Walden Security. Chris will be missed, my...Read More »
24 of 93 | Posted by: connie sanders - Dalton, GA
“Chris was a great friend and an even better person. I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family.
25 of 93 | Posted by: Charlie Seiz - Aragon, GA
“To Chris' Family, I'm So sorry for your loss. I loved watching Chris play baseball at Southeast. He was a joy to be around. I appreciate his service...Read More »
26 of 93 | Posted by: Diane Bryant - Dalton, GA
“I will never forget your smile and so many memories with you at North GA. Praying for your family...
27 of 93 | Posted by: Courtney Dollar - Powder Springs, GA
“I cannot find words to express how sorry i am for your loss. Mac was a good friend and it was an honor to serve with him. Mac, .... rest in peace...Read More »
28 of 93 | Posted by: Cpl. Stant - Folsom, NJ - Brother
“Sgt. McDonald was an ispiration to all. You will be missed, the Corps lost one great leader. Semper Fidelis my friend.
29 of 93 | Posted by: GySgt Wimberley (RET) - GA
“I first met Chris when I was a freshmen in college and he was an upperclassman in Bravo. While we all picked on each other in good humor, he was...Read More »
30 of 93 | Posted by: Kevin Tippens - El Paso, TX
“ThankYou for all you did in protectng our country. May the family find peace in knowing that your loved one was so loved respectedand honored by all...Read More »
31 of 93 | Posted by: Wilma Casey - Cartersville, GA
“Paige and Jeff, We are so sorry and heart sick about Chris. We have so many wonderful memories of Chris and his never ending smile. We spent many...Read More »
32 of 93 | Posted by: Danny & Lynn Albertson - Dalton, GA
33 of 93 | Posted by: christy - GA
“We don't understand why God allows things to happen the way they do, but we must understand that in all things He works for our good. Our continued...Read More »
34 of 93 | Posted by: Cindy Howell - Duluth, GA
“Mr. Chris was my daughters favorite teacher @ Beaverdale Elem. Even though he had taken a job at another school she talks about him often. We are...Read More »
35 of 93 | Posted by: Denise Walker&Drew - Dalton, GA
“I never had the pleasure of meeting your son but wanted to express my deepest sympathy and much deserved gratitude for everything he has done. May...Read More »
36 of 93 | Posted by: Tracy Weaver - Adairsville, GA
“To Chris' family,My heart is with you in this time of grief. Chris is one of the best people I've ever known. The best of friends, willing to do...Read More »
37 of 93 | Posted by: Lcpl Shana Cowan - Monterey, CA
“Sgt Mac it was an honor to have had you as my Plt Sgt you quickly became one of my first role models the Marine Corps has lost one of its greatest...Read More »
38 of 93 | Posted by: LCPL Doss - knoxville, TN
“Chris you were always a great friend, and someone who would listen to all your problems. Then in one comment you could make anyone laugh, and forget...Read More »
39 of 93 | Posted by: Jennifer Mashburn Hambright - CA
“May your memories of Chris bring your comfort during this time. I had the privilege of knowing Christopher "Mac" MacDonald during college and he was...Read More »
40 of 93 | Posted by: Mollie Rossin Brown - GA - Friend
“Mac,You will truly be missed, but also never forgotten. It was such a pleasure and honor to have served with you, but it meant even more to be able...Read More »
41 of 93 | Posted by: Reid - Murfreesboro, TN - Friend
“Mac I cannot begin to say how much you will be missed. My prayers go to your family in this time of heartache. You were my brother and always will be...Read More »
42 of 93 | Posted by: Sgt Alex Gilewicz - Succasunna, NJ
“Saw this young marines obituary in the Daily Citizen and just wanted to tell the family Thank you to their son for his service to our country. Mrs....Read More »
43 of 93 | Posted by: Anna Meadors - Tunnel Hill, GA
“One of the best Marines I ever had the privilege to serve with. Undaunted by challenges that would have overwhelmed others. He will be missed.
44 of 93 | Posted by: Alan Miller - Chelsea, AL
“You will be missed McDonald
45 of 93 | Posted by: Tiffany Dollar
“My deepest sympathy.
46 of 93 | Posted by: Sid Derrick - Dalton, GA - friend
I'm so saddened to hear of your loss. I know you loved Chris with all of your heart and were so proud of him and his many accomplishments. He...Read More »
47 of 93 | Posted by: Andrea Murphy Adams - Dalton, GA
“I helped train Chris at his post when he first started his job in security. He was the nicest guy. So sweet and kind. We worked at the same post...Read More »
48 of 93 | Posted by: Officer Weber - Dalton, GA
“Chris "Mac Daddy" McDonald - words cannot describe how much of a role model you were to me. I'll never forget all the words of advice, wisdom, and...Read More »
49 of 93 | Posted by: Ben Roof - Dahlonega, GA
“My absolute favorite memory--- Keith calling me to tell me you and Aspen were having a farting & burping contest! That absolutely made my day. She...Read More »
50 of 93 | Posted by: Allana Tipton - Dalton, GA
“I only met mac once but he left an impression all of my older brothers spoke of him like a hero. he'll be missed
51 of 93 | Posted by: Leon Taylor - Fraternity Brother
“Paige and family, so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and your family.
52 of 93 | Posted by: Barbie Ewing Willingham - GA
“Piage, My heart goes out to you and your family during this time of sadness. Please remember that God is with us and will guide us through difficult...Read More »
53 of 93 | Posted by: Amanda Pimentel - Dalton, GA
“I missed him when he left Beaverdale, so now I will pray for his family as we realize that we will continue to miss him! My prayers are with you all....Read More »
54 of 93 | Posted by: Judy Baker - Dalton, GA
“I am so sorry to hear the news of Chris's passing. I loved watching him grow up to be a man. My son Kevin Bilbrey and Chris spent a lot of good times...Read More »
55 of 93 | Posted by: Lori Whisenant - Dalton, GA
“Jeff and Paige,
I am so sorry. This world has lost a fine young man. May God bless and keep him eternally, and may He bring you comfort and hope....Read More »
56 of 93 | Posted by: Rod Andrew - Clemson, SC
“I am sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of serving with Shayne and he will be truely missed.
57 of 93 | Posted by: LCPL Blake Knowles - Dalton, GA
“Jeff, Paige, Morgan and Brooke,
May God wrap his loving arms around you and fill you with His strength, love and courage as long as you need it. My...Read More »
58 of 93 | Posted by: Roney and Joyce McStotts
“Dear Paige, Jeff and Girls~
I am so, so sorry about your loss of Christopher. I remember when that adorable little boy was born. I wish I had words...Read More »
59 of 93 | Posted by: Beth (Tucker) Hemmer - FL
“My husband and I are sorry for your loss. My husband is in the Marines too, we are sending prayers to you and your family, and will continue to pray...Read More »
60 of 93 | Posted by: Samantha Thomas - CA
“Just heard the news. Our prayers are with you.
61 of 93 | Posted by: Benjie Shiflett - Lindale, GA
“My heart was deeply saddened when I heard the news about Chris. I pray that god will comfront you during this time. I loved coaching Chris because he...Read More »
62 of 93 | Posted by: Ryan Richards - Dalton, GA
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for peace and comfort!
Anne (Northern) Mantooth
4th grade teacher @ Eastside Elem.
63 of 93 | Posted by: Anne (Northern) Mantooth - Dalton, GA
“Paige and Jeff, we are so sorry for the loss of your son Christopher! Will be keeping you both and your family in our prayers! Love you Paige!
64 of 93 | Posted by: Gwenette Powell - LIndale, GA
“It was an honor brother through and through. You shared so much valuable knowledge and toughness you guided my path on where I am today. I have just...Read More »
65 of 93 | Posted by: Corporal Thompson
“I remember Chris from Eastbrook, he was such a funny person and so sweet. My prayers are with the family.
66 of 93 | Posted by: Amanda Allison - Beaver, WV
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Even though we didn't get to know Chris, sounds like he was a good Marine, friend, son, and mentor. ...Read More »
67 of 93 | Posted by: Jason and Sara McStotts - GA
“The prayers and thoughts from our family to yours. I lost my son in 2009. Seth was also a Marine and defended our wonderful country until 2009 while...Read More »
68 of 93 | Posted by: Ric Sharp - Adairsvile, GA
“Paige, Jeff, Morgan, Brooke... I was so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of such a wonderful person as Chris. I know how difficult this must...Read More »
69 of 93 | Posted by: Byron Bond - Chatsworth - Friend
“Mac,It was a great honor to have been able to serve with you but an even greater honor to call you a friend. From you, I learned both the passion...Read More »
70 of 93 | Posted by: Joshua Baker - Memphis, TN
“I had the honor and privilege of serving with Sgt Mac in Iraq. He was the finest example of a Marine NCO I have had the pleasure of serving with. ...Read More »
71 of 93 | Posted by: GySgt James Chambers - Trenton, GA
“Paige, I am SO sorry for your loss, and pray that God will wrap His Loving Arms around you, Jeff and family as you go through this journey of grief!...Read More »
72 of 93 | Posted by: Trish Benefield - Rome, GA
“I did no know Chris, but I am sending my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Anyone that has served this country should be acknowledged. May...Read More »
73 of 93 | Posted by: patty - dallas, GA
“I am so sorry for the loss of your son. There are no words that can ease your hurt. Please know that I am praying for you. Love you!
74 of 93 | Posted by: Lori Salmon Baker - Rome, GA
“I watched you crawl, and take your first steps. You did not walk for very long, because you quickly learned to run. And you never stopped running,...Read More »
75 of 93 | Posted by: Pamela Wilson - Rome, GA - aunt
“Sgt Mac you were one of the first Marines I met when I first arrived at Mike Battery and I could tell from our first encounter the type of man and...Read More »
76 of 93 | Posted by: LCPL Scott Kujawa - Commerce, GA
“I will never forget all our times together. He could makeMe laugh when no one else could. He had the kindestHeart and soul and would give you the...Read More »
77 of 93 | Posted by: JESSICA BATES - lindale, GA
“I had the pleasure of working with Chris this school year. He worked in my class for students with intellectual disabilities. Though our time spent...Read More »
78 of 93 | Posted by: Todd Ogas - Dalton, GA
“Our hearts are breaking with the sorrow we share in the passing of Chris. Praying for your comfort.
79 of 93 | Posted by: Larry Gable - Freind of Brooke
“Christopher, Thanks for serving Our Country so Bravely....You will certainly be Missed by All of Us...
80 of 93 | Posted by: Anne & Tim White - Woodstock, GA
“Paige, Jeff, and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Christopher. I have not been able to get you all out of my mind since I found out...Read More »
81 of 93 | Posted by: Jill Turner Baker - Silver Creek, GA
“chris you are one of my sons,and i will remember all the smiles and talks, and thank you for being here for me,i will miss you and keep you in my...Read More »
82 of 93 | Posted by: charlene tucker - rome, GA
“you will be greatly missed...thanks for all the laughs. Miss Juanita
83 of 93 | Posted by: Juanita Goforth - Dalton, GA
You were a tough, young man and a fantastic leader. You will be forever missed and an inspiration to many. So sad to lose such a great man...Read More »
84 of 93 | Posted by: Andy Wilson - Murfreesboro, TN
“Sgt McDonald was a great man, a great NCO and a great role model. Mike Battery won't be the same without this marine. Semper Fi brother, keep guard...Read More »
85 of 93 | Posted by: Cpl Misael Gutierrez - TN
“Family find comfort in knowing Chris has made an impact on many young people...a positive impact. He was a caring young man who came into my school...Read More »
86 of 93 | Posted by: Robyn Baggett - Dalton, GA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during the loss of your son. We know your pain and we pray that God will be with you and your family.
...Read More »
87 of 93 | Posted by: Johnnie and Linda Favors - Dalton, GA
“On behalf of the North Georgia Mountains Detachment of the Marine Corps League, we send our thoughts to the family and friends of Marine McDonald.
...Read More »
88 of 93 | Posted by: Gary Hammond - Jasper, GA
You will be missed Brother.. It was an Honor serving with you.. And a greater privilege having known you as a person.. May God have you...Read More »
89 of 93 | Posted by: Cpl. Munguia - Brother
“Coach u will be missed! I enjoyed playing ball for u! Ricky Salaices
90 of 93 | Posted by: Enrique salaices - Dalton, GA
“Chris - until we meet again my brother. I will never forget a single moment of the time we spent together at Mike Battery.
91 of 93 | Posted by: David Armstrong - Alexandria, VA
“Your smile could always light up a room. You will be missed so much.
92 of 93 | Posted by: Kimberly Thomas - Chatsworth, GA
“I love being around this family! You put them all together and they do nothing but laugh!! Your going to be missed greatly Chris.
93 of 93 | Posted by: Katlyn Thomas - Dalton, GA
Mr. Christopher Shayne McDonald, age 26, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Friday, March 16, 2012. Christopher was born November 19, 1985 in Rome Georgia. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Charles and Doshie McDonald. Christopher proudly served his country and was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq and was a member of Mike Battery in Chattanooga TN. Christopher graduated from North Georgia College with a bachelor's degree in Education.
He is survived by parents, Jeffrey and Paige Smith McDonald; sisters, Morgan and Brooke McDonald of the residence; Maternal grandparents Carl and Linda Smith of Lindale, GA; Aunt and Uncles, Pam and Jesse Wilson of Rome GA, Patricia and Joe Lackey of Kingston GA; cousins, Lucas Lackey of Kingston GA and Aaron and Tyler Wilson of Rome GA.
The Family will receive friends and family at the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home Sunday, March 19, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Monday Evening from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Interment will be held Tuesday at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations are made to the Teen Challenges, 1108 W. 33rd St., Chattanooga, TN, 37410.
Condolences for the McDonald Family may be left on our web site at www.pondersfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED, Ponders Funeral Homes- Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706)226-4002 YOUR SELECTED INDEPENDENT FUNERAL HOME.