Leroy  Donald, Jr.


Deacon Leroy Donald, Jr. was born in Cairo, Georgia to Pasco and Picola Donald on August 1, 1937. Leroy was the third of ten children born to this union. His parents and his sister, Lillie Tucker preceded him in death. He attended elementary school in Cairo, Georgia until the third grade. With only a third grade education, and no formal training, he started his own successful landscaping and land clearing business, Donald Landscaping and Demolition, of which he was the owner and operator for over 70 years.

On July 6, 1958, Deacon Donald married Alma Jane Elzy. From this union, five children were born; one daughter Sherry Anita, preceded him in death. Deacon Donald always stressed the importance of family and leaves a legacy as a role model, provider, spiritual leader, and pillar of the community. He was a member of True Life Holiness Church where he served as a deacon until his death.

On July 11, 2019, Leroy Donald, Jr. went home to be with the Lord. He will forever be remembered as a true leader and barrier breaker for young entrepreneurs and property owners. He touched the lives of many from ALL walks of life.

Those left to cherish his memories include his faithful wife of 61 years, Alma Jane Elzy Donald; children, Gregory Donald (Jennifer), Tallahassee, Florida; Katrina Donald, Atlanta, Georgia; Leon Donald (Charlotte), Thomasville, Georgia; Eric Donald, Thomasville, Georgia; and Whitney Donald, Thomasville, Georgia; two sisters, Dorothy Smith (Alton), Cairo, Georgia; Martha Carter, Pine Park, Georgia; six brothers, Billy Donald (Priscilla), Pine Park, Georgia; Bobby Joe Donald (Mable), Cairo, Georgia; Minister Willie A. Donald, Cairo, Georgia; Willie Hope, Old Town, Florida; Tyrone Donald, Thomasville, Georgia; and Carl Donald, Texarkana, Texas; ten grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., First Baptist Church, 210 North Broad Street, Thomasville, Georgia, with burial at Peaceful Rest Cemetery, N. Pinetree Blvd. Public viewing on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home.
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Rhaelon Donald
Aug 11, 2019
Love you Grandpa! Thank you for all your love and hard work. You really have done so much to give us everything. You have accomolished a lot. You have instilled so much wisdom and discipline in your children. You have exemplified a man of Jesus. We will carry on in memory of you and your legacy of which that survives.
Edward Thomas
Aug 06, 2019
Donald Family may God comfort you with His peace at the passing of your loved one.
Though I only met Mr. Donald a few times I am impressed at the legacy of love and diligence he past on to his children.
The Davis Family ( The Late Jack & Lugenia Davis)
Jul 22, 2019
My Condolences to the Donald Family. May the Grace of God be with you Always
ertha Sanpson
Jul 19, 2019
RIP MR. Donald, I will always remember you riding the tractor on South St. waving with that smile on your face and your favorite straw hat on your head , You will be missed, Your sister Lilly was my Aunt I am a Tucker.
Jul 18, 2019
May God be with you all during this difficult time. May his peace be upon you.
Minister W. McCullough
Jul 18, 2019
He definitely will be missed. He helped my wife and I purchase our first home. He will never be forgotten. He labored a long time. Rest in peace.
Christine Wilson lester
Jul 18, 2019
Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family during this time. May God continue to keep and bless your family!
Laura Anderson (Grand Daugher of Lidge Donald Philadephia, MS)
Jul 18, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Deacon Leroy sound like he was an awesome and godly man and I am sure his presence will be greatly missed. I am praying for peace and comfort to the family. Blessings
William S. Donald III
Jul 17, 2019
I offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family. A mighty man of valor has gone home to his reward. He had the love of God inside and was not afraid to share it. I bless God for allowing him to be in my life. It is my prayer that the Lord God would overtake you with His spirit and grant you peace!
Dunn Family
Jul 17, 2019
Always a part of the family...
Jimmy and Shirley Taylor
Jul 17, 2019
Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the family during this time .
Alice McBride Brown
Jul 17, 2019
Offering my sincerest condolences and prayers for comfort and strength during this time.
Patricia Ann Morand
Jul 17, 2019
May the Grace of God be with you at this time of sadness. May His Armor and Shield surround you and your family and give you comfort. My love and prayers are with you.
In prayer,
Olivia Blount Stewart
Jul 17, 2019
May our Heavenly Father give you Peace and Comfort to your souls. GOD IS LOVE!
Tracy Clark shaw
Jul 17, 2019
I remember Decon Donald when he was a member of st John's freewill holiness church he was a great Decon there. He use to always here me sing a song I wrote I fell in love with God. Rip my brother 💔