Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 9, 2008
NATCHEZ – Services for Betty Jean Evans McDonald, 54, of Natchez, who died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at University Medical Center, in Jackson, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at New Beginnings Baptist Church-China Grove Campus, with the Rev. LeRoy White officiating.
Burial will follow at Pine Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.
Mrs. McDonald was born May 31, 1953, in Natchez, the daughter of Metcalfe and Arnetter Evans. She was a graduate of North Natchez High School class of 1972 and served as president. Mrs. McDonald was a member of China Grove Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She also sang with New Zion Baptist Church choir, Zion Hill No. 2 Baptist Church choir and other choirs in the Miss-Lou. She was a housewife and enjoyed decorating.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Barbara Nell Evans Jackson.
Survivors include her husband, Vernell McDonald Sr.; four children, Tonnette McDonald of Flowood, Vernell McDonald Jr. and wife, Yawanna, both of Birmingham, Ala., Christopher McDonald of Oxford and Justin McDonald of Starkville; five grandchildren, Charles McDonald, Dalen McDonald, Peyton McDonald, Savannah McDonald and Megan Hendricks; eight siblings, Shirley Evans, Claudia Evans, Linda E. Ross and husband, Oliver, Sandra E. Bruce, Angela Evans and Tommie Evans Sr., all of Natchez, Connie E. Taylor and husband, Darrell, both of Charleston, S.C., and Willie Evans Sr. and wife, Bessie, both of Brookhaven; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and special family friends.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.