Geraldine McDonald, 92 of Oneida, passed away February 13, 2014, in Knoxville.
Born in Knoxville, September 19, 1921, she was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Mary Etta Lett Carter; husband, Dr. Roy McDonald; and brothers, Granville and Edward Carter.
She was a graduate of Central High School and a 1943 graduate of the University of Tennessee. She was active in her community since moving to Oneida from Knoxville in 1956 with her husband, Dr. Roy McDonald. Her volunteer work has included being chairperson in the Heart Sunday Drive for Scott County. One of her greatest loves was to volunteer at the First United Methodist Church, where she served for 54 years. She taught Sunday School, served as chairperson of the Administration Council, served as a trustee and volunteered as a delegate to the Annual Conference. For 15 years she was chairperson of the Mission House food bank. A new Mission House was dedicated in 2011 and renamed the Gerry McDonald Mission House. She was instrumental in organizing the Ladyís Division of the Chamber of Commerce; active in the American Cancer Society; charter member of the Hoe and Hope Club; and was chairperson of the flower booth at the Scott County Fair for many years. She served 17 years on the Morgan-Scott Project board; was a 30 year member of Tanasi Girl Scouts. At 89, she was an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary at St. Maryís of Scott County where she served for 19 years and was selected Volunteer of the Year in 2004. She was inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame in 2010 for community service.
She is survived by her son, Roy (Kathy) McDonald, Jr. of Oneida; daughter, Carter (John) Sulser of Flagler Beach, Fla.; granddaughter, Haley Shepard; great-grandson, Tate; nieces and nephews: Anne Osborne of Ala., Clark McDonald of Ga., Barnie McDonald of Columbia, Marti Tyler of NC, and Lyn Christenberry, and Chip and Mackie Neblett, all of Knoxville; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted February 17, in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Knight officiating. Graveside service was conducted February 18, at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Gerry McDonald Mission House, First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 4445, Oneida, TN 37841.
Arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home.