Jennifer Anne McDonald went into the Lord’s arms on November 25, 2021. She joined with both her mother, Julia B McDonald, and her uncle, Thomas L. Bary, in everlasting joy.
Jennifer was born in the city of Hampton, Virginia, at Hampton General Hospital on January 20, 1984. The following year (1985), Jennifer and her parents moved back to Jacksonville and became members of San Jose Baptist Church. A few years later, they became members of Neptune Baptist Church. Jennifer was active in the Church’s Music Ministry, either by singing solos or in the choir. Jennifer was a faithful prayer warrior and held a strong belief in her Christian faith.
Jennifer attended Learning Tree (San Jose Baptist Church), University Christian, Dupont Middle School and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. After graduation, Jennifer attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville, then University of Central Florida, earning a bachelor’s degree in business. Throughout her time at U.C.F., Jennifer continued working as a caretaker for a local family with two autistic boys. When classes ended for the week, Jennifer would commute between Orlando and Jacksonville weekly.
Jennifer enjoyed singing and dancing with her friends, a friendly conversation and loved being around people having a good time.
Jennifer was an intelligent young lady and thrived in her studies. Her father said of her, “Her mind is like a sponge” because of how quickly and easily she could comprehend anything she read.
Jennifer is survived by her loving father, Eugene E. McDonald, Jr.; uncle, Bruce A. McDonald; aunt, Karen Bary; and cousins: Andrew Logan McDonald-Scuderi, Megan E. Gunter, Andrew T. Bary, Katherine A. Bary and Emily A. Bary.
A Funeral for Jennifer will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Neptune Baptist Church.
Philippians 3:21 (HCBS): “He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subject everything to Himself.”
Revelation 21:4 (NLV): “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”