November 17, 1926 ~ August 10, 2006

Born in: Port Norris, NJ,
Resided in: Hot Springs, NC

Isabel McDonald (Rymer), of Hot Springs, NC, entered peacefully into her final rest on August 10, 2006, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Port Norris, NJ, Isabel spent her formative years there, but moved to Camden, NJ in 1941, where she graduated with honors from Camden High School in 1944. She was a loving and gentle spirit as well as a talented amateur writer. Isabel will be remembered as a tireless worker for the Lord in churches she attended over the years, most recently the SOLID ROCK FULL GOSPEL CHURCH in Hot Springs. Her interests also included crafting and gardening. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, James Douglas McDonald and his wife Carol, of Alexander, NC, Jesse Cox McDonald and his wife, Operetta, of Hot Springs, and Martin Wayne McDonald and his wife, Lisa, of Alexander; sisters, Mary Ella Morie, Alvina Baum, and Carol Garrison of New Jersey; grandchildren, Jamey, Jonathan, Isabel, Rachel, Jesse D., Christopher and Jeremy; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Rev. Marvin Maxs McDonald, son Jonathan Wayne McDonald, and sister, Gertrude Nickelson Bailey. Her family will receive friends from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Services and interment will be Tuesday in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SOLID ROCK FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, 53 Cowboy Lane, Hot Springs, NC 28743, or to Hospice of Madison County, PO Box 69, Marshall, NC 28753.

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  1. I am sorry for your loss, I know she was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. Your family are in my prayers.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear of Isabel’s passing. She was a wonderful sweet Christian lady and a dear friend of my mother, Lorene Cook, who passed away on 7/30/06. I knew she wasn’t well when Mom stopped hearing from her. I pray God will give you a peace and comfort in the days ahead. What a blessing to know we will see them again!

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