Erna McDonald

Erna May McDonald

December 14th, 1922 - February 18th, 2019
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Erna May Marshall McDonald went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 18, 2019. Erna May was born December 14, 1922 to the union of Zola Marshal and Eugene B. Marshall in Colorado Springs. She attended Bristol Elementary School, North Junior High School and graduated from Colorado Springs High School. She married John McDonald on June 21, 1941 and six children were born to their union and eventually added another daughter. She was a Medical Secretary at Evans Hospital in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. After retiring from Civil Service, she worked as an Office Manager for Sidney Rubinow, DO, until her retirement in 1988.

She was the oldest member of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, a volunteer at Memorial Hospital for many years and a past president of the Peaks and Plains Chapter of Toastmistress International.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, a brother, Eugene B. Marshall, Jr., and granddaughter, Natalie Spann.

She leaves to cherish her memory and continue her legacy of faith, family and service, Elaine McDonald, Tacoma, WA, Sharon McDonald Tunson, Colorado Springs, John McDonald, (Suzi),
Denver, CO, Joan Edmondson, (William), Dayton, OH, Rodney McDonald, (Kelly), Austin, TX, Brian McDonald, (Amy),Las Animas, CO, and Rebecca Price, thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and six great, great grandchildren.

Viewing, 9:00AM-10:00AM, Saturday, March 2, 2019at Payne Chapel AME Church 3625 Marion Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80909. Funeral service, 10:00AM, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Payne Chapel AME. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the service.

We would like to thank the staff of Winslow Court Retirement Community and Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, especially Sheenah and Linde, for their loving care of our mother.

Donations in her memory may be made in the name of Erna May McDonald to Pikes Hospice and Palliative Care.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday March 2nd, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday March 2nd, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Saturday March 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday March 2nd, 2019 10:00am
    Payne Chapel AME Church
    3625 Marion Dr.
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  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
    1005 S. Hancock Ave.
    colorado springs, CO 80903
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    Burial will be following the funeral services.


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Posted at 04:00pm
To the McDonld family : My Heart is heavy With sorry and pain when I Heard about your Mother’s passing Your Mother and Father was so great friends to me I will miss them dearly May GOD comfort you and yours at this most Difficult Time, I love you one and all with Sincere Sympathy RONNIE GARRETT😍💕

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Posted at 01:32pm
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We love you. Danielle Borrero, Stefanie Wallace, and Artina Varner
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Elton Family

Posted at 04:55pm
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of Erna.
May you find comfort in your loving memories and the warmth of family and friends. A scripture that has uplifted many who have experienced such a loss, is found at Revelation 21:4. There it describes a time when death and pain will be gone forever. We will even see our loved ones again who we have lost in death (John 5:28 & 29). It is our hope that these words bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time as well. Once again, please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss.

Milton Campbell

Posted at 10:52am
The passing of a dear loved one, is a difficult experience for family members. Sorry for your loss. It is through the privilege of prayer, that a bereaved family can experience God's love and comfort in the most intimate way. May the family find comfort through prayerful reliance on Jehovah, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He invites you all to throw your burdens on him and he will sustain you in this time of grief, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6, 7; Psalms 55:22; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

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