Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jerry L. Donald, Jr.

Jerry Lavaughn Donald, Jr., 43, beloved and devoted husband, father and son passed away on March 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Danielle Clark Donald and daughter, Sophia Ryan Donald. He also leaves behind his parents, Jerry and Jeanette Donald; two sisters, Cynthia Nowell (Hal) and Deborah Johnson (Pete); all from Louisville, Mississippi. Jerry was born May 13, 1970 in Louisville, Mississippi. He married Danielle Clark on July 17, 2004 in Laguna Beach, California. He was a medical device sales representative for transcatheter heart valves with Edwards Lifesciences.

Jerry was a strong man who exuded kindness and found great joy in making the people around him happy. He maintained a positive attitude through any challenges placed before him, creating an aura of contentment that put everyone at ease. Jerry enjoyed life on every level. He created a beautful life with Danielle and Sophia, both of whom he adored. Sophia was the light of his life. He was the greatest “girl daddy” and cherished every precious moment with her.

A celebration service will be held on Tuesday, April 1st at 11:00am in the Wilson Chapel at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. A visitation will be held from 12:00pm – 2:30pm with funeral services to follow at 3pm on Wednesday, April 2nd at First Baptist Church, 205 South Church Street in Louisville, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers the family requests all memorials be sent to the Hutchinson Annual Fund or the Wounded Warrior Project.