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James Steven McDonald

September 10, 1997 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 23)


James McDonald, 23 years old, passed away suddenly April 19, 2021 in Lake City, Florida. He began his life in Ponce De Leon, Florida on September 10, 1997 and was brought up by his loving parents, Stacy Chambers and Tommy McDonald. He moved to Georgia at the age of three, where he spent the rest of his childhood growing up with his two brothers, Allen and Tanner. James fell in love with fishing and hunting at an early age and that love only grew with time. He attended Miller County High School and when he was 14 years old, he started logging with his dad. Later, he went on to become a part of the construction and welding industries. James could not meet a stranger and you could not meet a more loving person than him. He had the most beautiful smile. There is not a person that he would not have given the shirt off his back to help. One of the other loves in his life was his dog, Sadie. His favorite scripture was one that stuck with him, Philippians 4:13 “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”. For those that he had to leave behind, the world is much a dimmer place without him.

James leaves a loving and devoted family to cherish his memory. His parents, Stacy Chambers (Chris) and Tommy McDonald (Carla); brothers, Allen and Tanner; On his maternal side, he is also survived by his grandparents, Wanda and Keith Lawrence; Aunt, Debbie Brown-Graves (Paul), Uncle, Steve Brown (Brandy), cousins, Courtney Currid (Jordy); Jordan Dahnke (Royce), Lillian and Jasmine Brown along with Collin and Calvin Currid. He also is survived by his older sister, Bethany Gorman (Jeff) and nephew, Payton. On his paternal side, he is also survived by his grandparents, Don and Judy McDonald; his aunt, Tina McKenzie (Randy), his aunt, Sandy Gates (Mike) along with many cousins. He also left behind numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Steve Brown; his grandmother, Peggy McDonald; his great-grandfather, Calvin Garrett and great-grandmother Ruth Garrett; as well as his great-grandfather, O.C. Brown and great grandmother, Sarah Curtis Brown.

A time of Visitation will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Colquitt Funeral Home with Pastor Stanley Phillips officiating. He will be laid to rest at Friendship Baptist in DeFuniak Springs.  If you are purchasing flowers, please purchase wildflowers in memory of his time as our wild child. Elaine’s Colquitt Florist- (229) 758-5807. 

In appreciation, we the family wish to express immense gratitude for your support in our time of sorrow.  


April 26, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Colquitt Funeral Home
108 East Grow Street
Colquitt, GA 39837

Graveside Service
April 26, 2021

3:00 PM
Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
2415 Co Hwy 1883
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433

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