OBITUARY

Jean Marie Donaldson

October 2, 1937April 2, 2021
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Jean Marie Hopper Donaldson, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Baptist-Collierville. She was born on October 2, 1937 to the late Jack and Bobbie Hopper in Tiplersville, MS. Jean Marie was a retired nurse after many years. She loved reading, crocheting, and working in her garden. Jean Marie had a way of making every person she talked to feel important. She also put God first and was a very loving person. Jean Marie was a dedicated member of Longview Heights Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and will be missed dearly. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, James Melvin Donaldson, Sr.; a daughter, Denise Marie Donaldson; three siblings, Joan Hopper, Jackie Hopper, Martha Elaine Harrington, and a great granddaughter, Ashlynn Elizabeth McClure. Survivors include four children, Paul Thomas Donaldson (Keith Coffee), Jamie Marie McClure (Rusty), Rhonda Diana Cooper (David), James Melvin Donaldson, Jr. (Michael Gekiere), and a brother, Charles Hugh Hopper. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Russ, Amy, Brianna, Brandon, Tyler, Jana, Austin, Kady and twelve great grandchildren, McKynzie, Miya, Alexander, Kyleigh, Addy, Haddon, Reagan James, Dawson, Hudson, and three on the way. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 am with visitation beginning at 10:00 am at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654.

  • FAMILY

  • Jack and Bobbie Hopper, Parents (deceased)
  • James Melvin Donaldson, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Denise Marie Donaldson, Daughter (deceased)
  • Joan Hopper, Jackie Hopper, and Martha Elaine Harrington, Siblings (deceased)
  • Ashlynn Elizabeth McClure, Great Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Paul Thomas Donaldson (Keith Coffee), Jamie Marie McClure (Rusty), Rhonda Diana Cooper (David) and James Melvin Donaldson, Jr. (Michael Gekiere), Children
  • Charles Hugh Hopper, Brother
  • Russ, Amy, Brianna, Brandon, Tyler, Jana, Austin and Kady, Grandchildren
  • McKynzie, Miya, Alexander, Kyleigh, Addy, Haddon, Reagan James, Dawson, Hudson, Great Grandchildren
  • She also has three great grandchildren on the way.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Sara Elledge

April 3, 2021

I was 12 years old when I first met Jean (I'm 72 now). I lived in Alabama and was visiting my aunt Martha and uncle Paul. I remember she had the most beautiful red hair and never was a hair out of place. I can see her now dressed in a cute little sun dress and that beautiful red hair.

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Biography

Jean Marie Hopper Donaldson, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Baptist-Collierville. She was born on October 2, 1937 to the late Jack and Bobbie Hopper in Tiplersville, MS. Jean Marie was a retired nurse after many years. She loved reading, crocheting, and working in her garden. Jean Marie had a way of making every person she talked to feel important. She also put God first and was a very loving person. Jean Marie was a dedicated member of Longview Heights Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and will be missed dearly. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, James Melvin Donaldson, Sr.; a daughter, Denise Marie Donaldson; three siblings, Joan Hopper, Jackie Hopper, Martha Elaine Harrington, and a great granddaughter, Ashlynn Elizabeth McClure. Survivors include four children, Paul Thomas Donaldson (Keith Coffee), Jamie Marie McClure (Rusty), Rhonda Diana Cooper (David), James Melvin Donaldson, Jr. (Michael Gekiere), and a brother, Charles Hugh Hopper. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Russ, Amy, Brianna, Brandon, Tyler, Jana, Austin, Kady and twelve great grandchildren, McKynzie, Miya, Alexander, Kyleigh, Addy, Haddon, Reagan James, Dawson, Hudson, and three on the way. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 am with visitation beginning at 10:00 am at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654.