Mrs. Urtie Raye Donaldson, age 71 died at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham on Sunday, August 23, 2009. She was a native of Halifax County and made her home in Scotland Neck. Mrs. Donaldson was married to the late Marvin Donaldson in 1957 and they enjoyed twenty-five years of marriage until his death in 1982. She was a member of the Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Scotland Neck and was a devoted volunteer at the Scotland Neck Recreation Center. Also preceding her in death are her mother and father, Margaret Evans Neal and Joseph Gray Neal and her sister, Maxine Neal Green.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane D. Warren and her husband Donald of Hobgood and Mary Jo House and her husband Mike of Scotland Neck. Surviving are four grandchildren; Dee Murphy, Justin Warren, Sierra House and Michael House.
My prayers are with you all. Linda Harrell and family
My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Thinking of you
Gloria Avery Klar
Daughter oflal Faye Hickman Avery
Diane and Mary Jo,
I was so so hear of your loss. I know the pain you are going through, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you. Debra
I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts. Try to find comfort knowing there is no more pain for your Mom only Peace. j
Diane, Mary Jo and family,
I had so many good times at your house. Your mom and dad were so cool. I remember when they bought the Barracuda for Mary Jo before she was 16. Urtie Raye and Marvin called to talk to my mom about letting me drive Mary Jo around in it a couple of times before she got her license. I also remember coming over on Friday evenings – steak night…and hanging out in the bedroom with your mom. I loved to stay in there and talk with her. All of you are in our thoughts…sending you peace, love and hugs.
I am so sorry for your loss–you are in my thoughts and prayers. Urtie Raye was such a pleasant person, and my mom thought the world of her. I always enjoyed the times I was able to accompany my mom when she visited with her.