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Shirley Ray McDonald, in her 77th Season Blossomed to A Life Everlasting from her home in Dallas, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. 

The Celebration of Life for Mrs. McDonald will commence on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00am in the sanctuary of Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, Stephen G. Brown, Senior Pastor.  Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.

You may visit Mrs. McDonald, as she slumbers in sweet repose, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 beginning at 2pm at the funeral home in Dallas.

Mr. Cornellius M. Wright, Funeral Director in Charge

Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what’s to be,
a resting place along the road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys, different paths along the way,
we all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know,
for some, the journey’s quicker, for some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends, we’ll claim a great reward,
and find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord.

Shirley McDonald
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  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Evergreen Funeral Home
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    We are praying for Mrs. Shirley's family. She was a sweet person, I loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed. Stay prayerful.
    ~ Joetta Obot   Lancaster, TX
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    Even though we were years apart in age, we had so much to talk about. She was funny and sassy and very wise. I will miss her dearly. There will never be another Ms. Shirley or "Charlie" as some called her. Blessings to your family.
    ~ Della Thomas   Carrollton, TX
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    Pat and family know that my prayers of comfort and thoughts are with you during this time of grief and reflection. Miracles and Blessings Prayerfully, Beverly
    ~ Beverly Gunter   Dallas, TX
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    m's. Shirley will truly be missed. she was such a nice lady. she knew no stranger. she had no problem in telling you what you needed to hear. your LOVE and wisdom will be missed. see you at the cross road. Love yea Carolyn Johnson
    ~ Carolyn Johnson   Dallas, TX
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Sorry for your lost. she was a funny lady to be around...
    ~ Wanda Hogg   Dallas, TX
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    To the family and friends: I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort support you like only he can during this difficult time, until that day when "death will be no more". (Rev. 21:4,5; 2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
    ~ LeJeune Dugue   GA
  • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to the McDonald family. 77 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Shirley has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort because Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14 "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ Julie Jarmon