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Rosa Lee McDonald

Born: Thu., May 30, 1918
Died: Sat., Apr. 18, 2020


Public Viewing

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 23, 2020
Location: Harris Funeral Home


Private Graveside Service

Fri., Apr. 24, 2020
Location: Greenlake Congregational Church Cemetery


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MS. ROSA LEE McDONALD, 101, of MT. GILEAD, NC, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020.  A Private Graveside Service will be held Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Greenlake Congregational Church Cemetery, 4927 Pekin Rd., Candor, NC. 

A public memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

A public viewing will be held 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of MT. Gilead, NC.

The angels are waiting in heaven for our beloved, Rosa Lee McDonald, who was affectionately known as "Pot", by family and friends, was born on Thursday, May 30, 1918, in Chatham County; North Carolina.  She was the fifth child born to the late Samuel McDonald and Maggie Rush McDonald.  She exchanged time for eternity on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

" Pot " accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mountain Grove AME Zion Church, where she was a faithful member until her health began to decline.  She attended the public schools of Montgomery County.  She was self employed and helped many families in the community.

" Pot " loved to fish, cook and bake cakes for all who wanted one and she made the best tea!  " Pot " loved everyone and she would speak her mind and didn't take no junk!  She loved to have fun and was a comedian.

She was recently honored by the Mt. Gilead Concerned Citizens on February 22, 2020, for being the oldest Distinguished Citizens in Mt. Gilead, NC.

Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Mary Helen Johnson and sons, Sandy McDonald and Boysie McDonald; two brothers, Lendo McDonald and Sandy McDonald; five sisters, Dorothy Little, Ozella Gordon, Ardelia Hayes, Laelah Baines and Annie Mae McDonald.  She will sorely missed in the home and community.

Those who will miss her dearly are her daughter, Roberta McDonald of Mt. Gilead, NC; sons, Ronney McDonald (Dorothy) of Randleman, NC, Louia A. McDonald odf Chicago, IL., and Mike Collins (Bonita) of Mt. Gilead, NC;              one sister, Blannie Gaines of Randleman, NC; special god-daughter, Nora McGuine and special god-granddaughter, Shywanna Little, both of Mt. Gilead, NC; special god-son, Willie McKinney of Mt. Gilead, NC and care-givers, Lola Tyson and Janice Steele, both of Mt. Gilead, NC; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.                                                                .  

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Kimberly Stuart
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
Ms.McDonald please know that you and your family are in my prayers . I love you <3

Michelle Nichols
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
Thinking of you at this time .. Love you bunches !!

The Programs Staff at Randolph CC(4445) Goins,Melton,Davis & Williams
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Hello Ms. McDonald,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one,Our thoughts and prayers are being extended to you and your family. We love you and will miss your presence at this location...
Hugs and Kisses

RALPH Harwood
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Rosa had and will always hold a very special place in the Harwood family! Our deepest sympathies!!
Elsie and Ralph Harwood

Danielle Brown Brady
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
My condolences.

Kristina Davis
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
You and your family are in my prayers. Sorry for loss.

George and Gail Flagg Cromwell, Cousin
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
May God's Peace and Love surround you all and keep you in His care.

Joyce Maples
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Ms. McDonald...So sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lei Sumrell
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Thinking of you and your family--so sorry for your loss.

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