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Dr. Julias (Crowder) McDonald

Born: Sun., Sep. 19, 1943
Died: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017


5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Feb. 23, 2017
Location: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Interment following funeral service

3:30 PM Thu., Feb. 23, 2017
Location: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

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DR. JULIAS CROWDER McDONALD, 73 of MONROE, NC passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Novant Health/ Presbyterian Main in Charlotte, NC.

 Funeral Services will be held 2:00pm Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 5909 Wolfpond Rd., Monroe, NC 28112. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

 Visitation will be held 5:30pm to 7:00pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe, NC.

Born in Union County, NC, Sunday, September 19, 1943 a daughter of the late Capious and Sarah Blount Crowder.  Dr. McDonald was a retiree of the Union County, NC Public School System and Former President of the Women General Baptist State Convention and the widow of the late Hubert McDonald. Also preceding her in death was a brother Lander Glenn Crowder.

She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to two sons;  Reginald McDonald (Neatosha) of Charlotte, NC and Kenneth Grady (Kim) of Monroe, NC, four grandchildren; Samantha, Matthew, Dakota and Makayla, one sister; Diane Polk of Monroe, NC, two brothers; Carwell Crowder of Monroe, NC and Jimmy L. Crowder of Spartanburg, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

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The Burch Children
   Posted Mon February 20, 2017
Our love ones never leave us; they always remain safe in our heart. Your beloved mother was a wonderful person. No body can ever take her place. Everyone will miss her.
May the Peace God offers help to ease your grief today, and may He always be beside you as you go along life's way. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Evelyn S. Johnson
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
Precious in the sight of God and in the hearts of many. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember Dr. McDonald and the work that she did with the Woman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina. Please embrace the love and memories that she left with you. Praying much for you! Evelyn S. Johnson

Patricia Poland
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
"Miss Mac" was fun to work with at the Monroe Library. I shall never forget the time when our Spanish Librarian (Susan) was sharing a "Three Kings" cake near Epiphany and Julias' slice had the hidden baby Jesus in it. Not knowing this was part of the tradition of the cake, she slipped it into her pocket without a word. While we stood around and sampled the cake, Susan told us of the tradition of hiding baby Jesus in the cake. We all began to ask who got it. Miss Julias sheepishly pulled the token from her pocket -- for some time after that I would tease her about hiding baby Jesus in her pocket. I extend my sympathy to her family and shall always fondly remember working with her at the Monroe Library.

Debbie Salzer
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
Rest in Peace, Ms. Mac.

Arlethia B. Joyner
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
Dr. Julias Crowder McDonald was a true ambassador for Christ. I remember once at a Woman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of N.C. Annual Session, Dr. McDonald shared with us "I Know A Man" during her President's Annual Address. She closed her address with a resume of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. At another Annual Session she closed her address with these words, "I believe the Hymnologist was trying to console us by saying in the words of a song that says..." she quoted the song written by Ludie D. Pickett, "Never Alone." Family I trust that you will be comforted by her beliefs during this difficult time and in the days to come.

Arlethia B. Joyner, Historian-WBHFMC of NC

Pastor Anthony Ledbetter
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
Your mom were a special jewel that will be missed.you all will be in our prayers.

Nancy Moore
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
How I will miss Julias, I worked with her many years in Reference at the Union County Public Library. A better co-worker I could not find, so funny and the life of Reference Dept. Her faith and family always shown through her smiling demeanor. I will miss her, just the thought of her makes me smile. Condolences to Reggie and family.

Kathy Oliver
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. I remember Mrs. McDonald being the librarian at Marshville Elementary when I was in the 3rd grade. She was the greatest and all of the children loved her. When our first astronauts walked on the moon, Mrs. McDonald arranged for several classes to watch on a small tv in the library. A memory I will never forget. She was always so pleasant and never let the children "get under her skin". A great lady who will definitely be remembered

Aundra Reid (Cookie)
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
Julias will truly be missed. God always plucks the most beautiful flower. Our
sincere condolences. Larry, Gwen and Cookie.

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
Dr. Julias Crowder McDONALD

We, the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Family of 273 Tryon School Loop Road, Bessemer City, NC, would like to extend condolences to the family of Dr. Julias C. McDonald. We send our love, peace, and blessings in support of the Crowder-McDonald family. Please know that you have our sympathy and prayers during this time of bereavement in the loss of this great soldier.

May God forever keep you in His care! We are here for you! Please remember that it is God who will sustain us in times like these, as stated in Psalm 54:4.

“God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” -Revelation 21:4.

In the New Earth that God has promised to create, He will permanently dry your tears.

In Christian Love,
Rev. Charles A. Turner
Reverend Charles A. Turner, Pastor
Deacons & The Entire Church Family
Sister Eileen Sheppard
Sister Eileen Sheppard, Secretary
Dr. MBHall
Dr. Mary Hall, Church Clerk


Mr. Richard Hall & Dr. Mary B-Hall
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
To the Family of Dr. Julias McDonald:

May God's peace be with you! Dr. McDonald will truly be missed. She always wore a warm smile and spoke very kindly and softly. She had a great love for the commission to "Go ye therefore....", and we all respected her for this. She had a great big, loving heart. She will be missed, but her legacy will live on throughout this Woman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention forever.

Blessings and Peace in the Only Name that Matters, Jesus, the Christ,

Mr. Richard Hall/Dr. Mary B-Hall

Karolyn s. Dobbins
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
Julias MacDonald was a special person. There will never be another like her. She loved all students -black, white, purple with polka dots. All were loved. She guided and inspired so many to be somebody.She was my boss at Parkwo.od Middle 25 years. I dearly love that woman, she will be so missed. Prayers fir her faintly

Bill Dunlap
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
i would like to offer my sincere condolences. I was a student worker in the library at Forest Hills High School in the 1970s and thoroughly enjoyed knowing Ms. Julias. She was a fine person and very kind to all of us students as well as her coworkers.

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