Molly Johnson McDonald (born Mary Carlotta) passed away peacefully on Friday, January 21, 2022, at the beautiful age of 103. She was a native of Whiteville, LA and a resident of New Orleans, LA. Molly was a 1939 graduate of McDonogh 35, and employed with the Orleans Parish School Board Cafeteria Service as a baker and assistant manager for 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was very active in the Algiers community, serving as commissioner in charge for decades of local and national elections, sponsoring Nights Out Against Crime, along with hosting candidates to speak to voters in her home in the Truman Park neighborhood. Ms. Molly, as she was affectionally known, served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of The American Legion, Nelson Harper Post 554, and was a faithful member of United Most Worshipful Saint John’s Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. Jurisdiction of Louisiana and Daughters of the Universe Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Beloved wife of the late Charles Ellis McDonald. Loving mother of Mable McDonald (Caroll) Roche, Mary Ellen McDonald LaSalle, Ronald, and Dwight (Gloria) McDonald, and the late Charles Ellis McDonald III, and Charlene McDonald Turner. Stepmother of Linda McDonald (James) Eubanks. Grandmother of the late Brannon Joseph McDonald. Great grandmother of the late Mekhia Lynn and Mason Alexander Lewis. Daughter of the late Dolsey J. Johnson and Joicy Brackins Johnson. Sister of the late Dolsey, Jr., Curley, Sr. and Elvina Johnson. Aunt of Joyce Johnson Polite (her godchild), Lawrence Irwin, and Wendell Johnson, Edna Johnson Hill, and Cheryl Johnson Mohamed. Special cousin of the children of Lloyd and Ollie Mae Brackins Johnson, Donald and Ramona Bennett, and Bernice Burden. Ms Molly is also survived by 35 grandchilden, 30 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, friends, and her Truman Park family. The family would like to acknowledge Notre Dame Hospice, especially Mrs. Debra Smith, for the extraordinary care provide to our mother during her last years. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers, and members of Second Good Hope Baptist Church, Providence Baptist Church, Regular Baptist Church, and All Saints Catholic Church are invited to attend the Homegoing Celebration at Second Good Hope Baptist Church, 800 Elmira Ave. New Orleans, LA on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 10:00a.m. Pastor Brian Richardson, officiating Visitation will begin at 8:30a.m. until sever time at the church. Interment: Restlawn Park Cemetery-Avondale, LA Arrangements by Davis Mortuary Service 230 Monroe St. Gretna, LA To view and sign the guestbook, please go to www.davismortuaryservice.com.
DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC ATTENDANCE WILL BE LIMITED. IT IS MANDATORY EVERYONE ATTENDING WEA A FACE MASK OR SOME TYPE OF FACE COVERING.