Mary E. Mcdonald
Mary E. Mcdonald
  • January 18, 1927 - September 30, 2010
  • Clinton, Mississippi

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Mary Elizabeth McDonald, 83, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at University Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Monday, October 4, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Visitation will be held tonight from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the church and from 9:00 - 11:00 AM Monday preceding the service. Interment will be in the Clinton Cemetery. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

Mary McDonald was born January 18, 1927 in Jackson, Mississippi, the daughter of the late J. V. Carr and the late Mary Wall Carr. Her brothers are J. V. Carr, Jr. of Columbus, MS, and Robert Earl Carr of Bloxom, VA.
In 1946, Mary was married to Edward F. McDonald, and they are the parents of Dr. Franklin McDonald of Gainesville, GA, Johnny McDonald, and Sonya Amis of Clinton. She was proud of her seven grandchildren; Dr. Heather McDonald, Shilpa Moorthy, Asha McDonald, Austin Amis, Andrew Amis, Alex Amis and Amber Amis. She was a devout wife, mother and grandmother.

She was a graduate of Clinton High School, and attended Hinds Junior College and Mississippi State College for Women. Her working career included employment at the Veterans Administration, Office Secretary, Insurance Clerk, and Manager of a florist.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton and was one of the Charter Members of Morrison Heights Baptist Church where she served as President of WMU, Director of WMS, Department Superintendent in Bible School, and taught every age group in Sunday School with the exception of the College Class.
She has worked in various civic clubs and served as President of Mount Salus Garden Club and was a member of the Federated Women's Club of Clinton.

Mary was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron of Clinton Chapter for two terms where she also served as Secretary for twelve years. In Grand Chapter she served as Grand Chaplain, Grand Representative to three separate states, District Deputy Grand Matron for three years and Worthy Grand Matron in 1987-1988. She has served as Chairman of the Eastern Star Training Award for Religious Leadership (ESTARL) Committee for a number of years, and was proud of the fact that so many scholarships were presented to students who were studying for full time religious leadership.

Contributions may be made to the Mississippi Grand Chapter and designated for ESTARL.

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