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Maple Grove United Methodist Church
Wednesday November 25th, 2015

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Marvin A. McDonaldson, Jr.

Marvin A. McDonaldson Jr., 67, of Commerce passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas.

Marvin was born in Palmyra, PA, on July 10, 1948, to Mary Louise Shifflett and Marvin Ashby McDonaldson Sr. He was married to Teresa Wickersham McDonaldson.

He worked for many years as a handyman all around Commerce. Marvin enjoyed fishing, bike riding and spending time with family. He was a master at gin rummy.

Marvin served in the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa; his daughters: Robin Eason and her husband David of Pinellas Park, Florida, Amanda Sarmiento and her husband Todd of Port Orange Florida, Dustina Hillbish and her husband Dan of Schuylkill Haven Pennsylvania, Sandy McDonaldson and her husband Ricky Yates of Kountze, Texas; his son, Christopher Morris and his wife Erica of Dallas; his daughter Samantha Peasley and her husband Billy of Commerce; his grandchildren: Sarah McDonaldson, Johnathan McDonaldson, Phillip Henderson Jr., Haley and Logan Sarmiento, Syvilla and Daniel Hillbish Colten Morris, Laci and Eli Peasley, Amina, Kyauna and Zoey Yates; and, his great-grandson, Jayden Nkadi. He is also survived by his three sisters: Sue May of Lebanon, Pa., Tina Rudisill of Hummelstown, Pa. and Terri Fidler also of Lebanon, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents : Mary and Marvin McDonaldson; his sister, Donna Horst; and his niece, Lisa Fidler.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

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Tina wolfe Jul 27 2015 12:00 AM

Bubby was an important and great impression of my childhood. We had many many great times with him, so many laughs that they are beyond able to be counted. There are so many times that he tosses us around on his shoulders like we were rag dolls. I remember him as looking like a miniature Hulk Hogan. We loved to have a good time and we always did have a good time when we were with him. One time when I slept over as a kid, I noticed a giant scar on his shoulder. I asked him how he got it, and he told me that he jumped out of an airplane and didn't have a parachute. He told me with such a straight face that I believed him to my horror, I could only imagine what it looked like to see him jumping out of a plane, this man that tossed me around on his shoulders would be the man that would survive such a jump. May he rest in peace, and may the family find peace in their heart knowing that they will be reunited one day. I love him very dearly and I am only sorry that I spent so many years not being able to see him again. That doesn't mean that he was any less in my heart. I love you all like family you always will be family God bless and keep each and everyone of you

Bekkah Jul 27 2015 12:00 AM

It has been the hardest week of my life.A man I cherished,loved,look up to has departed from us.I feel so numb and I cant breath.Daddy you have had 5 wonderful girls who take after you,some more then others,we all lved you dearly and never thought this day could come.everywhere I look I see you,especially in your grandsons face Johnny who looks so much like you,he should have been born to you.I was the lucky one that got him,I promise you will always be looking down on every single one of us and smiling and saying how proud you are of us.I love you with every breath Daddy,and I will always cherish the memories of our fishing trips at 4 am,our kite flying,us calling you Popeye and chasing us around the block,the fear you put in us with your deep voice,the laughter you always had in your eyes,and lets not forget the paddle you always had and daddy Im glad to say it went with you,lol,,,,,I LOVE YOU DADDY AND ALWAYS WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robin McDonaldson Eason Jul 27 2015 12:00 AM

Our Condolences to all who Loved him, and Whom he Loved. Rest assured that his journey,Here, has ended; Not that He has ended. �

Lois E. Brown and Family Jul 24 2015 12:00 AM

Marvin had a hard life and I seldom heard him complain. He left the world a better place having a large number of children who loved him dearly. He has a Grandson named in his honor and I am sure he is pleased knowing Daniel Ashby is a hands on, take apart, fixing-kid who pappy will be proud of. Though he will be missed , We believe he will find peace and joy on the other side. He certainly deserves that. Pat & Don Hillbish (In laws of Dustina McDonaldson Hillbish)

Pat & Don Hillbish Jul 22 2015 12:00 AM

Teresa, I am so very sorry for your loss. I had no idea you have been going through this. My heart is with you and your family and though I cannot be there physically I am here for whatever you need. Sending love and hugs dear Sista. Be strong. #AlwaysKeepFighting

Emily Zaenglein Jul 22 2015 12:00 AM