Bobby M. "Bobby D." Donaldson

December 18, 1941July 5, 2014
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Bobby M. Donaldson, “Bobby D.” 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 05, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Bellevue Baptist Church, 5925 Price Road, Macon. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Minton officiating. The family will greet friends on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Bobby D. was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Ed and Ruth Donaldson. Bobby was a retired Lieutenant with the Macon Bibb County Fire Department for thirty two years; he served on the Board of the Fireman’s Credit Union and the State Fireman’s Association. He was owner of Quality Paint and worked for Southern Facilities for twenty four years. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Bobby was known for his infectious laugh and rallying for the “underdog”. He was the #1 customer who enjoyed sitting on the porch and socializing with everyone at “Miss Hattie’s Kitchen and Bakery” in Bolingbroke.

Bobby never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mildred N. Donaldson of Macon, three daughters; Elaine (Rick) Thomas of Macon, Lynn (Gregory) Booth of Macon, and Dana (Eddie) Booth of Jones, Co., five grandchildren; Joseph (Lynsey) Thomas of Atlanta, Brett Mitchell of Jones, Co., Gabriel Thomas of Macon, Ashlee and Carlee Booth of Jones Co., sister; Agnes Donaldson of Macon and cousin; Carmine Carpenter of Macon.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, July 7, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bobby M. "Bobby D." Donaldson

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July 18, 2014

mildred and family. bobby will really be missed. he always had a smile and a story to tell. you all are in our prayers. take care of each other.richard and Sandra champion.

Donnie Wilkinson

July 14, 2014

I am very sorry to hear about Bobby. I first met him when I worked at Morrison's Cafeteria in 1997 through Ed and Ruth. Bobby was a Great Man just like his Mama and Daddy and will be missed by many.

Nancy Whitehurst

July 14, 2014

I will always cherish the memories of Bobby. He was a special friend and a favorite patient of mine. It was such a pleasure to clean his teeth for over 20years!! His name brings a smile to our faces at Ingleside Dental -- we all loved him and will miss him so much! My thoughts and prayers are with all of his precious family. Mildred, he loved you so much--ya'll were the perfect couple!! May all of the wonderful memories of him help comfort all of you in the days ahead! With love and sympathy, Nancy Whitehurst

July 10, 2014

Contagious laughter and a warm and loving family is how I remember the Donaldson family growing up. God bless you all always.
Kathy Blackwell-Williams

Brenda Hightower Maddox

July 9, 2014

I think I have known Bobby and Mildred all my life. I grew up on the mill village and went to Willingham Baptist Church with them. This is one of the closest families I have ever known and such a large family. Bobby will be missed, but everyone has their own memories of him. Prayers and hugs to all the family.

Faye Cravey Robbins

July 9, 2014

My family lived across the street from his family when they lived on Lawton ave. So sorry for your loss.

Libby H Lengel

July 8, 2014

Elaine and Rick,
You are in our prayers! I loved going through the photo album. Please know you are in our thoughts.
Libby and David Lengel


July 8, 2014

My condolences to the Donaldson family.May you draw strength from the God of tender mercy and comfort.2 Cor.1:3

Wendy Cole

July 8, 2014

Mildred, Lynn and the Donaldson family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bobby D was so kind to me when I first started working with John Flanders. He always gave me grief about never having tried he started calling me grits. Looking at the photos I could here him calling me "Grits" and then followed by that Bobby D famous laughter. He will be missed by me and so many others.


July 8, 2014

Mildred and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of your family during time together at Willimgham. My prayers are with all of you.