Samantha Marie McDonald

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Samantha Marie McDonald, age 20.  Sunrise July 1, 1995 in Beech Grove, IN and Sunset February 19, 2016 at Community South Hospital in Greenwood, IN.  Samantha was a nursing student at Ivy Technical University, a graduate of the Center for Leadership Development of Indianapolis and a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Dorothea and Pastor Shellie R. Doughty, Sr, great grand parents Mildred and Ernest Proby, uncles Pastor Shellie R. Doughty, Jr,  Pastor Grady E. Doughty, Sr, Dr. James J. Doughty and Curly McDonald.  Left to cherish her memory parents Yolunda V. and Albert C. McDonald Jr., brother Devon McDonald, sisters Jill Gibson, and Tiffanie McDonald, and Dorothy Sophia McDonald. Grandparents Albert C. and Samella P McDonald Sr, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Visitation 10:00am and Home Going Service 12:00 noon Friday February 26, 2016 at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church 2283 Sunbury Rd.  Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Tom and Celeste Yonushonis

    Carl and Yolunda and family,
    Our hearts go out to you on the loss of your sweet daughter Samantha, and we pray that you all find peace and comfort in your friends and family, and in many wonderful memories. Tom and Celeste Yonushonis

  2. Carl and family, my deepest sympathy and condolences with the passing of Samantha. I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going thru. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take care,
    John Buechler & family

  3. We share your sorrow and we pray to God to Help you through this.

  4. Carl, Yolunda and family,

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your daughter. Any death of a family member is difficult, but it is especially difficult when it’s one of our children. Please know that your work colleagues have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We’re deeply saddened by your loss. Find comfort in your deep faith in God and support of family and friends.

    Dan and your CES Family

  5. Carolyn Butler-Lee

    Carl, Yolunda and Family,

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your daughter, Samatha. Our hearts go out to you during this painful time. May the Lord wrap you in His comfort, strength and peace.

    With heartfelt condolences and caring thoughts,
    Carolyn Butler-Lee CES

  6. Jacob and Erin Turnbill

    Sam was such a dear friend to my sister, Emily. She was always so full of joy and had a very contagious positive attitude. Our hearts go out to you, and she will not be forgotten.

  7. Pamela and Marcya Carter


    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We are sending you love, hugs and prayers for peace and comfort. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Carmie and Stan Smith

    Dear Carl, Yolunda and Family,

    Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed & very dear.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers throughout each day
    and we know God is holding each of you in His loving arms
    to help you through this difficult time.

    Love and prayers, Carmie and Stan Smith

  9. Carl and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mark Nugent

  10. Jocelyn McDonald

    I am going to miss her so much at our family gatherings. She will never be forgotten. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to Yolunda & Carl, Jill, Devon, Tiffanie, Sophia. May God strengthen us all. Love and hugs always.

  11. Carl, Devon, and family,
    So sorry to hear this sad news. Our prayers of support and comfort in this tough time of loss.

    Chris Hoffman and family

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