Deborah Jean McDonald
August 23, 1955 -
May 17, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Deborah Jean McDonald, age 64, of Fayetteville, TN. Ms. McDonald was born on August 23, 1955 in Lincoln County, TN to the late George and Estelle Talley Bright. She passed away on May 17, 2020 at Hospice Family Care in Huntsville, AL.

Deborah was a native of Lincoln County, TN and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 30 years at nursing homes in Fayetteville and for a few years in Knoxville, TN. She enjoyed caring for the elderly and loved each of her patients dearly.

Survivors include her son, Melvyn McDonald; daughter, Brittany McDonald both of Fayetteville; siblings, George (Dorothy) Bright of Louisville, KY, Robert (Annie) Bright of Knoxville, Angela Bright of Fayetteville, Louie Bright of Fayetteville, and Tonya Lightfoot of Lewisburg; granddaughter, Skylar Spicer; and nieces and nephews, Gary (Crysa) Bright, Dwayne Roberts, Dorian Bright, Michael Bright, Samantha Bright and (fiancé Danny Hollis), Anthony Bright, Quenton (Lindsay) Macon, and Christopher Bright.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery with Pastor Kathy Bryson, Deacon George Bright and Deacon Robert Bright officiating. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Deborah Jean McDonald.

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9 Comments

  1. Barbara Cotham

    My condolences to the family of Deborah. I went to school with Robert and use to live across the street from the Bright family in Madden homes. God bless the Bright family

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  2. Ross Bryson

    To the family of Debra My family and I, we are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all and my God’s strength continue to be with you

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  3. The Mount Zion M. B. Church and Pastor Craig Carmichael

    We are so very sorry for the passing of your mom, sister, grandmother, and aunt. We didn’t lose her, God just kept His promise and came back to get her. May the peace of God forever keep you. Remember, Cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you.

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  4. Archie and Betty N.Talley

    Sorry to hear about Debbie. Praying for the children and the rest of the family.

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  5. Bobby and Brenda sharp

    Sorry for your loss

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  6. JAMES LASTER

    IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

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  7. Judy Holt

    So sorry for your loss praying for you and family

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  8. Robbie Taylor

    I loved Miss McDonald we talk all the time she will be missed praying for the family.. Melvyn if y’all need anything just let me know I love y’all mother like she was mine mother

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  9. Randy and Dorothy and Anthony Taylor

    Meyvln so sorry for your loss prayers are with ya

    Reply

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9 Comments

  1. Barbara Cotham

    My condolences to the family of Deborah. I went to school with Robert and use to live across the street from the Bright family in Madden homes. God bless the Bright family

    Reply
  2. Ross Bryson

    To the family of Debra My family and I, we are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all and my God’s strength continue to be with you

    Reply
  3. The Mount Zion M. B. Church and Pastor Craig Carmichael

    We are so very sorry for the passing of your mom, sister, grandmother, and aunt. We didn’t lose her, God just kept His promise and came back to get her. May the peace of God forever keep you. Remember, Cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you.

    Reply
  4. Archie and Betty N.Talley

    Sorry to hear about Debbie. Praying for the children and the rest of the family.

    Reply
  5. Bobby and Brenda sharp

    Sorry for your loss

    Reply
  6. JAMES LASTER

    IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

    Reply
  7. Judy Holt

    So sorry for your loss praying for you and family

    Reply
  8. Robbie Taylor

    I loved Miss McDonald we talk all the time she will be missed praying for the family.. Melvyn if y’all need anything just let me know I love y’all mother like she was mine mother

    Reply
  9. Randy and Dorothy and Anthony Taylor

    Meyvln so sorry for your loss prayers are with ya

    Reply

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