MCDONALD Our wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, Shirley Elizabeth McDonald, 80, went to be with Jesus on her birthday, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born July 11, 1937 in Cambridge, MD to the late Oscar & Bessie Abbott. Shirley had lived in Jacksonville most of her life and will be dearly missed by all. She was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Larry Edward McDonald and son in law, Richard Hodges. She leaves behind her children, Pam Hodges, Danny Baggett (Vonnell); Melodee Brooks (Randy); sisters, Louise Shelton (Jewell Dee, deceased), Sylvia Gardner (Dennis), Frances Waite (Truman), Bessie Miller (Jim), Mary McGuire (Jim), Wanda Durden (Mark); grandchildren, Mandy Hodges, Ryan Hodges (Marie), Justin Hodges (Liz), Danielle McManus (Kevin), Dana Jenkins (Jason), Daniel Baggett II (Annika), Ashley Brooks, Lauren Brooks; great grandchildren, Ashton, Carson, Taylor, Lyndsey, Ella, Addison, Caleb, Judah, Cole and Ava; a large extended family and many friends.
We will love and miss her. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be forever known for her beautiful smile, wonderful cooking skills and her unwavering faith in Jesus. We all look forward to the day when we will be reunited together in Heaven. It will be a glorious celebration.
All are welcome to her celebration services which will be held Saturday, July 15 at 11am at Oceanway Assembly of God, where she was a member, 12240 Sago Avenue West, with Rev. Danny Baggett and Rev. Ken Barney officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 10am at the church. Services are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.