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Hardage - Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Denise Marie McDonald

July 11, 1992March 17, 2020
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Denise Marie McDonald Born July 11th, 1992 to Laurie Ellen Manning and Peter Vernon McDonald, passed away on March 17th, 2020. She was 27. Denise was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She had a flourishing career as a cake decorator for Publix Supermarkets where she met her wonderful bakery family. As a lover of animals, concerts, and crowds, she was always surrounded by the things and people she loved most. Denise is survived by her mother, Laurie Ellen Manning of Jacksonville. Her aunt Terry DeAngelis, her uncle Michael Manning, her aunt Susan Maher, uncle Jimmy Maher, cousins Christopher Willis, and James P. Maher, and lifelong best friend David Freeman.

Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home is proudly serving the family.

A visitation will be held on Monday, March 23rd at 6pm at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. John's Bluff Road N. Jacksonville, Florida 32225. A graveside service will be held the following day, Tuesday, March 24th at 10:00 am for close friends and family at Chapel Hills Memory Gardens. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Kerry Leonard

March 23, 2020

I worked with Denise at Publix for many years. Any conversation we had usually resulted in laughter. She was always a joy to be around. All my love, thoughts and prayers are extended to the Manning family and friends.

Matthew Gebert

March 23, 2020

My Dearest friend Denise you were the sweetest friend to me since the 6th grade. I always knew I had a friend at school when you were there. Your spirit was so kind & loving. I will miss you. Love mattiepoo

Karen Thompson

March 23, 2020

Dear Laurie I just want to say how very sad I am for your loss of Denise. I hope you find some solace knowing she is no longer suffering. I have always been greatful you and Denise drove to Greg’s wedding. I know it was a long drive. It meant a lot to us. My prayers are with you and I pray God will help heal your broken heart. Love you both so much. Praying. Love you Karen and Bob Thompson.

Lisa Suddeath

March 23, 2020

Denise I will miss you tremendously you were like a daughter to me i worked at Publix with you and you taught me how to decorate cupcakes it was amazing even though I wasn't very good at it I did my best I use to love to watch you do cakes you were so full of life and when you entered a room everything was better when you flashed that beautiful infectious smile of yours I will miss you my friend fly high!!!

Trina Cantrell

March 22, 2020

I’m so sorry I know she was your everything .laura Always remember her smiling face . She was always one of the kids like family. Don’t you worry Ginny will take good care of her.

Cindy Alexander

March 22, 2020

Laurie, my heart aches for you. I remember our girls playing together at the pool every summer, like it was yesterday. My Mom and I so enjoyed talking with you and your Mom while the girls played. I am praying for your peace, comfort and strength.

Alex Rink

March 22, 2020

Where do I start.. you're the most amazing person I've ever met. So loving, caring and giving to all around you.
You'd give anyone everything you owned even if you had nothing. We shared alot of laughs ,alot of tears ,and heartbreak together. You were my rock, my sunshine on cloudy days. I will always keep my memories filled with your love and joyfulness.
Rest in peace, love ,happiness and rock on !!

Kellie & Margaret Sell

March 21, 2020

My mother and I (Margaret) worked with Laurie and Denise at Publix for many years. Denise was an amazing person with such a sweet soul. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Manning family and friends.

Ashley Brown

March 21, 2020

You were literally a sunflower in a world of daisies! You lit up a room always! You had the most infectious laugh that would turn anybody’s day around. I remember spending hrs upon hrs with you doing absolutely nothing but we always seemed to never get bored. From sitting in the house with David or hanging out the pavilion for a full on photo shoot because you were the queen of “new hair color, new me!” I remember constantly joking with you and Michael about how y’all were “meant to be” because y’all shared the same birthday. As we grew up our paths crossed occasionally but they were always met with smiles and hugs. I will forever cherish those moments. You ARE a beautiful soul and the heavens truly gained one spectacular angel. Now you’re reunited with your grandma and I can only image how joyous of an occasion that is. Rest easy D-MAC

James Maher

March 21, 2020

My Dear Denise,

You have always been a light in my life that shone bright. Despite the sixteen year difference in our ages we remained the best of family/friends. You were always there for me when I needed consolation or someone to relate to through life’s experiences. We laughed together and cried together. I am eternally grateful to have had you as my cousin and my best friend. You will forever soar with the angels watching over us all. I love you forever Sweet Princess.

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Biography

Denise Marie McDonald
Born July 11th, 1992 to Laurie Ellen Manning and Peter Vernon McDonald, passed away on March 17th, 2020. She was 27.
Denise was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She had a flourishing career as a cake decorator for Publix Supermarkets where she met her wonderful bakery family. As a lover of animals, concerts, and crowds, she was always surrounded by the things and people she loved most.
Denise is survived by her mother, Laurie Ellen Manning of Jacksonville. Her aunt Terry DeAngelis, her uncle Michael Manning, her aunt Susan Maher, uncle Jimmy Maher, cousins Christopher Willis, and James P. Maher, and lifelong best friend David Freeman.

Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home is proudly serving the family.

A visitation will be held on Monday, March 23rd at 6pm at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. John's Bluff Road N. Jacksonville, Florida 32225. A graveside service will be held the following day, Tuesday, March 24th at 10:00 am for close friends and family at Chapel Hills Memory Gardens. A memorial service will be held at a later date.