Elvin (Papa) McDonald

March 31, 2011

Elvin (Papa) McDonald, age 63, and a lifelong resident of Cantonment went to join the Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Elvin was born May 25, 1947, in Pensacola. He was an amazing husband, daddy, papa, brother and friend to so many.

Elvin was preceded in death by his mother, Nettie McDonald, his father, John McDonald and brothers Wilburn McDonald, Wilmer McDonald and Carl McDonald. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Becky Mar tin McDonald; his children, Chris McDonald, Ronnie McDonald and Laurie Dove;  his son-in-law Patrick Dove and daughter-in-law; Tiffany McDonald and Lynne McDonald; his grandchildren, Shelton Adkinson, Garrett McDonald, Levi McDonald, Hunter McDonald, Kendra McDonald, Allyson Bullard, Ryan Dove and Jacob Dove;  brothers; Herman McDonald, Charlie McDonald and Don McDonald;  his sisters, Marie Powell, Mary Brooks, Dorothy Diemer, Vivian Lambeth, Bertha Comans, Vera Volovecky and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 1, 2011, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Ron Carnley, Rev. Michael Tadlock and Rev. Gene Hudson officiating. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Mar tin, Shelton Adkinson, Garrett McDonald, Levi McDonald, Robert Glover, Charles (Junior) McDonald and Robert Weekley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie McDonald, Shane Lambeth, Steven Mar tin, Gene Mar tin and David McDonald.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Covenant Hospice, 2001 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida for their devoted care and support during our time of need.


2 Responses to “Elvin (Papa) McDonald”

  1. DMcGill on April 12th, 2011 2:27 pm

    Miss Becky,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jennifer Dove on March 31st, 2011 11:23 pm

    We are praying for the entire family! Elvin was such an amazing man and he will be missed so much he would do anything for anybody, a true Christian man! My family and I are thankful and blessed to have known him! It’s such a joy and a blessing to know that his family will be reunited with him again one day! May God be glorified through this tragic loss!!! RIP Papa!

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