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Official Obituary of

Jessie Love (Carter) McDonald

November 16, 1926 ~ March 11, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Jessie McDonald Obituary

Jessie Love Carter McDonald, 96, of Raleigh, NC passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Born in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of Derb Carter and Lela Horner Carter. Her husband, Maylon Edward McDonald died in 1987.  In addition, her daughter, Susan Burns preceded her in 2002 and her siblings, Lentz Carter in 2006, Derb Carter in 2011, and Harriet J. Carter in 2019.

She received her Bachelor’s degree from East Carolina Teacher’s College, her Master’s degree from East Carolina College, and furthered certification from East Carolina University and UNC Chapel Hill.

Jessie taught in Greenville for most of her career, and before that, in Wilmington, Pender County, Robersonville, Durham, Rockingham, and Fayetteville.

She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Greenville. She has served as a Deacon and was an active member of the Mittie Smith Sunday School Class and the Current Missions group. With her sister, she participated at local, state, and national levels of the Senior Olympics Games and was an ambassador for the games. She was a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Internationals and the Iter Cum Libris Book Club. Jessie was also a member of the NEA and North Carolina Retired School personnel.

Survivors include her son, Maylon Edward McDonald, Jr. (Cynthia) of Raleigh; granddaughters, Rebekah Schehr (David), Tracie Majors (Edward), Meredith Schultz (Stephen); grandsons, Benjamin Britt, and Jonathan Britt (Bethany); two great grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Joyce Carter.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 18 at 12:45PM at Hillside Baptist Church, 3807 Legion Road, Hope Mills, NC 28348.  Funeral services will follow at 2 PM. Burial will be at Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville. Her family would also like to thank caregivers at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh and 3HC Hospice for their care and support.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1101 South Elm Street, Greenville, NC 27858 or to Greenville/Pitt County Senior Games, 4561 County Home Road Greensville, NC 27858, in Jessie’s memory.

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March 18, 2023

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Hillside Baptist Church
3807 Legion Rd
Hope Mills, NC 28348

Funeral Service
March 18, 2023

2:00 PM
Hillside Baptist Church
3807 Legion Rd
Hope Mills, NC 28348


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