Virgie Lucille (Clemons) McDonald

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Virgie Lucille (Clemons) McDonald

Virgie Lucille McDonald (nee Clemons), 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016, following a long illness. Her salvation was guaranteed by the blood of Jesus Christ, and her body has been restored. She resides now in the presence of our Lord, and she has finally been reunited with her beloved husband, Gerald Wayne McDonald and her precious grandson, Gerald Wayne McDonald II.

Lou never met a stranger and she instantly became a mother figure to anyone in need of one. She was gracious, generous, loving and patient, and spent her life in service to others. As a Navy officer's wife, Mother supported and mentored other wives when their husbands were deployed away from home. She was in her glory supporting her husband's Navy career and was an elegant hostess. Mother enjoyed volunteer work wherever she lived, and was most recently a volunteer for the American Red Cross and served six months assisting hundreds of families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Mother and Daddy were avid genealogists and spent years traveling and researching our family history, tracing our heritage back for centuries. The reward for all that work resulted in their being accepted into the Daughters of the American Revolution (mom) and the Sons of the American Revolution (dad), which is no small feat.

Mother's life was seemingly an open book, but her job as an undercover FBI agent was a delicious secret she finally shared with us a few years ago. If we had known our time with her would be so limited, we would have pried more stories out of her about her work, however as you know the saying goes, she probably would have had to kill us.

In the days, hours and moments before her death, Lou was surrounded by her three children, Vickie Boesdorfer (Craig), Wayne McDonald (Kathy), and Myra Wilson. Along with her children, Lou is survived by her darling grandchildren, Beth McDonald, Dallas Arthur (David), Curtis Boesdorfer (Cortney), and Wyatt Wilson. Lou left us just before her first great grandchild (Alexis Lucille Arthur) was born. Lou also leaves behind an extended family of relations, a lifetime of friends, and caregiver-angels, all of whom loved her deeply.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, Lou would be honored for donations to be made to the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (Asheville, N.C.).