Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 6, 2012

Cornell McDonald


The Athens Review

Athens — Services for Mr. Cornell McDonald, 56, Houston, formerly of Athens, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Petersburg Baptist Church in Athens with the Rev. Alan D. Coleman officiating.

Burial will be in North Athens Cemetery.  Mr. McDonald died on Nov. 20, 2012 at West Houston Medical Center. Mr. McDonald was born on April 26, 1956 in Henderson County. He attended Athens High School, and graduated from South Oakcliff High School in Dallas. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Southern University in Houston.  He was a member of Allen Chapel Methodist Church, serving as a former musician. He was a history teacher.

He was preceded in death by his father.  Those left to cherish his memories are his mother, Emma McDonald, Athens; brother, Frederick McDonald, Athens; sisters Katherine “Jean” McDonald, Donna Anderson, Marilyn McDonald and Jeanella Cook, all of Athens.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Allen Chapel, CME Church, Athens.