July 13, 1927 - May 9, 2020 Mrs. Geraldine "Dene" Furr McDonald, of Roberta Road, passed away with a smile on her face, Saturday, May 9, 2020, at her home. A family graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 12, at Carolina Memorial Park officiated by the Rev. Steve Pennington. She will lie-in-state Monday, May 11, at Wilkinson Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Geraldine was born July 13, 1927, in Cabarrus County to the late Cleve Monroe Furr and Vadie McClellan Furr. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ernest Leonard McDonald Sr.; and five brothers and sisters. Geraldine was a homemaker and a dedicated member of Roberta Baptist Church. At church, she was very active and was a member of the Mothers Class. Geraldine raised not only her children, but her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her cooking was legendary, she was known for her cakes, coleslaw, and chicken and dumplings. Geraldine is survived by her children, Eddie McDonald, Shirley Hoggard, Leonard McDonald Jr., Ramonia Kellis (Ray), and Gary McDonald (Sybil); nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren; brother, Edd Furr; and a number of extended family members. Memorials may be made to Roberta Baptist Church, 3301 Roberta Rd., SW, Concord, NC 28027. Wilkinson Funeral Home www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com

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