Gloria Dean Dunn McDonald


Gloria Dean Dunn McDonald, 83, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in a local healthcare facility.

She was born in Cleveland and was the daughter of the late Mary Frances Mantooth Dunn and Verlin Lee Dunn. Her granddaughter, Morgan McDonald; her infant sister; and her infant brother also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a pastor's wife. Along with her husband, they pastored churches in South Carolina and Tennessee. She owned and operated Cleveland Bible Bookstore for several years. She enjoyed singing and teaching Sunday school and was an excellent cook! Shewas a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Bishop E.A. McDonald of Cleveland; sons, Barry McDonald (Danette) and Kevin McDonald (Reena), all of Cleveland, and Todd McDonald (Cheryl) of, Crossville; grandchildren, Katie Holt (Brandon), Benjamin McDonald, David McDonald, Jonathan McDonald, Matthew McDonald (Laura), Andrew McDonald, Rachel McDonald and Elizabeth McDonald; great-grandchildren, Sam, Elijah and Lily Holt; sister, Judy Howell (Robert); brothers, Gary Dunn (Kay) and Steve Dunn (Gina), all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel, with her husband, Bishop E.A. McDonald, and her son, Todd McDonald, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as casket bearers.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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