Geraldine McDonald

Geraldine "Dene" McDonald (Furr)

Wednesday, July 13th, 1927 - Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Mrs. Geraldine “Dene” Furr McDonald, of Roberta Road, passed away with a smile on her face Saturday, May 9, 2020 at her home.

A family graveside will be Tuesday, May 12 at Carolina Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Steve Pennington. She will lie in state Monday, May 11 at Wilkinson Funeral Home from 9am to 4pm.

Geraldine was born July 13, 1927 in Cabarrus County to the late Cleve Monroe Furr and Vadie McClellan Furr. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ernest Leonard McDonald, Sr, and by five brothers and sisters. Geraldine was a homemaker and a dedicated member of Roberta Baptist Church. At church, she was very active and was a member of the Mothers Class. Geraldine raised not only her children, but her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. And her cooking was legendary. She was known for her cakes, coleslaw, and chicken and dumplings.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Eddie McDonald, Shirley Hoggard, Leonard McDonald, Jr., Ramonia Kellis (Ray), and Gary McDonald (Sybil); 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren; brother Edd Furr, and a number of extended family members.

Memorials may be made to Roberta Baptist Church, 3301 Roberta Road, SW, Concord, NC 28027.
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Posted at 11:10am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Rhonda Benton

Posted at 10:01pm
I J just wanted to say it has been an honor and pleasure to have known Dean and to be able to be her hair stylist for all these years. We had a lot of laughs at the shop and I just enjoyed listening to her stories. I also enjoyed the pieces of cake she has given me over the years. She didn't do much baking the last few years and I would tease her about getting lazy about not bringing me some cake. I always told her that I hoped I looked half as good as her when I was her age. I never could get over how few wrinkles she had. I was looking so forward to seeing her when I was able to go back to work. To the family, who I also love, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Heaven has definitely received another angel. Rhonda Benton

Wanda Carter

Posted at 11:36am
I am sorry for the loss of a great lady like Dene or Aunt Dene as I was growing up. Aunt Dene I have enjoyed our talks per phone through the years. Fonda, I am sorry for your loss cuz.

Violet Cook

Posted at 08:39am
I remember Dene from church where me and my children attended for many years. Such a lovely lady and beautiful soul.

Love and prayers to all.

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