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Priscilla "Dottie" McDonald

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Priscilla "Dottie" McDonald
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Priscilla "Dottie" McDonald

September 10, 2017

Service Details
 

Visitation will be held from 11:30 p.m. until time of services beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Moorepark Community Church, 55701 Wilbur Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093 with luncheon to follow.

 Private interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers, Michigan.

                   
                
                                        

Obituary Notice
  

Priscilla McDonald, known by some as Dottie, passed away Sept. 10, 2017 after a brief illness.

Born Feb. 9, 1938 to Gordon P. and Louise Irene Henson. She married Paul Edward McDonald Dec. 21, 1956. Paul passed away in 1995. Together they had 5 children. Pamela (Joseph) Eichorn, Jenny (Bruce) Patterson, Kenneth McDonald, Todd (Christie) McDonald, and Keith (Angie) McDonald. 

Dottie or Priscilla, whichever way you loved her, loved words and the positive affect they could have on others. Gracious, welcoming and kind many have shared to describe her. Years ago, she came upon this quote and decided to live her remaining years by it. 

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better place than we found it, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded." -Bessie Anderson Stanley

These words are hoped to not only inspire her 10 grandchildren: Alison, Erin, Adam, and Eric (MI) Morgan, Whitney, Chelsea (CA) and Austin and C.J. McDonald and Britney McDonald (MS) and her 9 great grandchildren, but also you the reader. 

Her family can hear her now saying, "Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a lovely future." Priscilla (Dottie) McDonald succeeded in this with the dignity of a statesmen and the grace of a queen.

                     

 

                       
                 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  Memorial donations may be directed to Sanctuary House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.  Envelopes will be available at church. 
                                               

 

                                          
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4 comments on article "Priscilla "Dottie" McDonald"

Sally Rousseaux

Pam, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother, after reading the quote she lived by, she sounded like a person I wish I had known, but I also have seen how she has passed much of those ideas down. Her legacy lives on in you Pam. I pray the wonderful comforter cover you & the family at this time.👏


Ed & Lynda Rentfrow

Pam, Joe and family,

Our deepest sympathy, prayers and love to you during this sad time. Praying for strength and comfort during the coming weeks.


Hugh and Debra Hudson

Pam and family,

Extending our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. We hope warm memories of her will carry you through this difficult time.

Hugh and Deb


Alice DeJongh

Jenny and family, So sorry to hear of your mom' 's passing. Loved that woman. She personified what being a mom and grandma was all about. As we were growing up she was always so low key and always present. As I became an adult it was fun to see her in a different light. I remember a fun Sunday with her at the antique fair in Centreville. Take care.

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