Mrs. Donald was born in Mineral to Henry Richard and Leona (Harris) Brashear. She graduated from A.C. Jones High School, where she was a member of the debate and tennis team. She married Henry Maurice Donald in Goliad and then moved to Louisiana to help her husband run the family farm. She was an active member of the Alabama Presbyterian Church. She owned and operated the Monroe Hearing Aid Center and a Merle Norman Cosmetics studio and gift shop in West Monroe and Monroe for many years.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Henry Steven (Brenda) Donald; one daughter, Marcia (Patrick) Donald Snodgrass; grandchildren, Kathy Donald Hinton, Dr. Lance Donald, Dr. D.J. Donald, Steven Donald and Sara Elizabeth Snodgrass; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the Alabama Presbyterian Church.
The funeral service was conducted there at 4 o’clock with Rev. Bill Willis and Dr. Marshall Boyd officiating. Interment followed at Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant, La.
Pallbearers were Terry Williams, Jimmy Williams, Willie Earl Pesnell, Patrick Snodgrass, Dr. Steven Donald, Dr. Lance Donald, Dr. D.J. Donald and Steven Donald.
Honorary pallbearers were J.N. Walpole, John O’Neal and Dan O’Neal.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuenralhomes.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston, La.