YOUNGSTOWN A funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Frances S. Donald will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrewes A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Donald departed this life July 10, 2013, at ValleyCare Northside Medical center.
Mrs. Donald was born April 1, 1931, in Sumter, S.C., a daughter of James King Kennedy and Lydia Andrews, coming to the Valley many years ago.
Her husband, Felton Donald, whom she married in 1950, died in 1992.
She was formerly employed as a nurses aide with the former Southside Hospital. She was an active member of the church, where she served with the William Heath Missionary, Senior Choir, Modernettes, Stewardess Board and was the former president of the Youth Department. She enjoyed spending time with her family and she will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving children, Lenzy Donald, Joyce Callins, Monique Harris, and Tammy Donald, all of Youngstown, and Michael (Jackie) Donald of Byron, Ga.; her surrogate son, William Harris of Youngstown; two brothers, Robert ( Louise) Andrews of Pikesville, Md. and Sammie (Mabel) Andrews of Clarence, N.Y.; her sister, Wilhemenia (Hazel) Reed of Buffalo, N.Y.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her godchildren, Jason and Jalayaa Martin, both of Youngstown; a host of other relatives and dear friends.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rose Conyers; and her grandchildren, Andre LaMont Callins and Patrick Michael Donald.
Friends may call Thursday, one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.
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Ministry of comfort provided by the J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.