Mary L. Donaldson returned home for Christmas on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
She entered this world on February 20, 1925 in Greenville, Alabama and was the last of five siblings to spread her wings and return to her heavenly family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H. B., parents, Sam and Julia, sisters, Sarah and Peggy, brothers, Bill and James, daughter, Martha, and her granddaughter, Darla.
Mary leaves behind her four children, Brenda, Michael, Nancy and Julie, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
There will be a time of visitation and viewing at Rose Lawn Funeral Home, Gulf Breeze, on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 AM. A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM followed by burial in Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola. She will be laid next to her husband.
Christmas was Mary’s favorite time of year. She would spend countless hours each day decorating her tree until it was perfect. In addition to Christmas, Mary also loved lollipops, baby dolls and puppy dogs. She was always full of life. Alzheimer disease faded her memory over the last few years and she desperately looked for her mama, daddy and twin sister.
She has found them. Merry Christmas Mama!
Aunt Mary It was hard to see you go. I know every one was waiting for you there and you are finally at piece. You were a very large part of my life. Tell everyone we love and miss them.
Bobbie and SteveMilton, FL
May the God of all comfort be with you Brenda and your whole family doing this hour of bereavement. As I looked at her in her casket she left this world in a peaceful state. the Bible says to be absent from the body is to be in present with the Lord. my prayers will continue to be with you all especially doing this Holiday season. God bless you all.
Sherial McCantsPensacola, FL
Prayers and hugs going out to you and yours today Nancy. Thinking of you across the miles.
Love, Rose, Dan, Monique, Luke, and Christina
The Boutin FamilyYork, ME
Thinking of the family in there time of need, prayers are with the Donaldson family.
Will deveerPensacola, FL
Will always remember my childhood and how sweet she was to all of us. Such a beautiful loving person. Love you aunt Mary.
Wendy ReddPensacola, FL
My prayers are with the family. Mary was a very special lady. I know she will be missed.
Billie Ann DriscollSATSUMA, AL
Momma, not a day will go by that I will not miss you. You have been my lifeline. I know that you are happy now with all the loved ones you have been missing and you are rejoicing in their arms..love you until eternity.."Always In My Heart"
Nancy Donaldson-MatarazzoFruitland Park, FL
I'll miss you Mama till the day I join you in heaven. I love you so much. Now you are with your Mom,Dad,my Dad,Aunt Billie,Martha Jane and Darla and the rest of your family. I know you are happy. Rest in peace and fly with the angels
Brenda (Donaldson) BazzelleGonzalez, FL