Bertie Marie McDonald

By  | August 27, 2022 | Filed under: Lee Memorial Funeral Home, Obituaries

Marie McDonald Bertie Marie McDonald, age 100, passed away with grace and dignity August 25, 2022 at Frank’s House at Traceway in Tupelo, MS. She was born in Saltillo on December 6, 1921, the youngest child of Frank and Lula George Sample. She married her husband, Tom Allen McDonald on October 9, 1938 and was married for 63 years. Marie had a servant’s heart and caring spirit for those in need. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She always was placing the needs of others before her own. In her early years she attended beauty school, worked at TKE and T&S drug store, Hotel Tupelo, and Holiday Inn. Marie owned and operated Marie’s Flowers for many years and enjoyed arranging and spreading happiness with beautiful flowers. She was a wonderful cook and shared her famous “fried pies,” with friends and loved ones. Most of all she loved the Lord and His church. With her humble and kind spirit she witnessed and greeted all with a friendly smile. She was a member of Gloster Street Church of Christ. She had a rare talent of being able to communicate with people from all walks of life.

She is survived by one son, William Allen McDonald (Linda) of Tupelo; one daughter, Andrea O’Rear of Selmer, TN; grandchildren, Ana Michelle Baker (Shawn), Gina Marie Edwards, and Brian Stephens (Joy); greatgrandchildren, Brock Baker, Blake Edwards (Brittney), and Danielle Smith (Brandon); great great grandchildren, Taylor Marie Smith, Cameron Smith, Mollie Brooke Edwards, Rhett Edwards, and Cooper Hayes Edwards, she leaves a host of family and friends to cherish her memory.

She was preceded in death by husband, Tom Allen McDonald; one infant son, Larry Allen McDonald; parents; four sisters, Lillie Rogers, Bertha Turner, Eula Clark, and Lola Cole; and one brother, Willie Sample.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Lee Memorial. Funeral Service will follow in the chapel with Minister Chad Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted in the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Brock Baker, Blake Edwards, Joey Edwards, Brandon Smith, Louis Cervantes , Ricky Turner, and Shawn Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Gloster Street Church of Christ.

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