Lawrence James Donaldson

January 9, 1946 - July 27, 2022

Lawrence James Donaldson, 76, a resident of Lee County, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Cape Coral. He was born January 9, 1946 in Manchester, Jamaica West Indies to James and Rose Donaldson, now deceased.

Lawrence was of Christian faith as was instilled in him by his parents and the community, where they attended Davyton United Church. He was educated in Jamaica West Indies, attended Bellefield Primary School, where he passed Jamaica Local Exams 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Levels. He started a teaching career at Mile Gully Primary School in Manchester. He attended Mico Teachers College graduating with a Teachers’ Certificate. Lawrence taught at Browns Town Secondary and May Pen Primary, then transitioned his career to being a Probation Officer and furthered his studies at the University of the West Indies graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Social Services.

He migrated to the United States and started a career with St. Vincent’s Children’s Home as a Social Worker, then worked with the State of New York as a Parole Officer until he retired.

He was passionate about helping people achieving and setting goals for their family.

Lawrence is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Marva “Jackie” Donaldson of Cape Coral; loving children, Lawrence Donaldson, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA, Ingrid Jackson-Nedd (Jonathan) of Queens, NY, and Rene Butler (Xavier) of Lithonia, GA; siblings, Winston Donaldson (Peggy) of London, Julia Donaldson of Cape Coral, Sonia Donaldson of Cape Coral, Thelma Morgan (Franz) of Cape Coral, and Marcia Carter (George) of Cape Coral; six grandchildren, Aamia, Jayden, Lauren, Bakari, Shiloh, and Peyton; as well as nieces and nephews, Roselyn, Fiona, Shana, Robert, Anthony, and Donte. Aunt Sylvia Boothe Orlando, Florida (Fitzroy & Junior) Uncle Cecil Boothe (June) London, England.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Skyline Church, 717 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991 with Pastor Stephen Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends for a Time of Visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Committal Services will be held at Coral Ridge Cemetery immediately following the Funeral Service.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Xavier Aug 5, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    It breaks my heart to write this but I’ve been in the family for some years now, almost 2 decades. When I was first introduced to Uncle Lawrence by my wife Rene, he never treated me like a stranger, it was almost like an immediate embrace like I was already family, I really appreciated that! I will truly miss you sir and I love you dearly! Rest well I’m heaven Unc.

  2. Marie Jackson Aug 5, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Dear Aunty Jackie, Junior, Ingrid, Rene & all the family.
    Accept my deepest sympathy & condolences to you all for the loss of such a great man. Uncle Lawr was so lovely and his smile was priceless. As much as I really want to be there for you I’m so sorry I won’t make the funeral from the UK but you will be in our thoughts. Love to you all from Marie, Kelly, Deleta & family xxx

  3. Rudolph Aug 5, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    The LORD gives and he takes away (BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME) but he has given a beautiful promise for tomorrow he’s a GOD that cannot LIE. CHERISH the beautiful moments lived

  4. Doreen M McIntosh Aug 5, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Mr Don you will be missed sleep on and take your rest you have fought a good fight

  5. Sharon Anderson Aug 5, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Jackie
    My dear friend, so sorry again for your loss.
    Wish I could be there with you in person but just know that I am in spirit. Uncle Larry, RIP. Keeping you and family in prayers. 🙏 🤲 🕍

    Sharon

  6. Patty Jewett Aug 5, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    I know he will be sadly missed by family and friends but rejoicing and Praising God in his heavenly home.

    Prayers for guidance to you dear Jackie.

    Love, Patty Jewett

  7. Pamela Francis Aug 5, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Condolences to the entire family. Loved in life and death, uncle Lar SIP🙏❤

  8. Neville Henry Aug 5, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    My former co-worker, my good friend, you will be missed by your wife Jackie, family, friends and acquaintances. The Lord saw that your work in His earthly vineyard is complete consequently He called you home to rest.
    Rest In Peace my friend and ride in Glory.

  9. George Aug 5, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Lawrence you will be missed you going to a better place rest in peace my brother

  10. Denice Napoleon Aug 5, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    My sincere condolences my sister ! May God give you strength and peace .

  11. Carrol Cargill Aug 5, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    My condolences to the Donaldson family on the passing of Mr Lawrence Donaldson. Mr Donaldson was truly an inspiration to so many people. He taught us what was possible if we pursued our education. We have lost a precious soul. RIP Mr Donaldson.

  12. Herman McFarlane Aug 5, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    My sincere condolences. to the family of my friend Lawrence. May you be comforted by the positive rose he played in all our lives .We shall miss him greatly May his soul RIP

  13. Kathay Freeman-Gayle Aug 6, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Condolences to the Donaldson Family

    Love

    Kathay Gayle& Family

  14. Yolandra Landers ( Pam's sister) Aug 6, 2022 at 8:44 am

    My condolences to you and your family. And may the Lord continue to comfort you and your family 🙏🏽❤️.

  15. Bobby Baultwright Aug 6, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Larry was a stand up guy and a great co-worker. He was always there to offer advice and assistance to someone who needed it. He spoke about his family often and talked about relocating to where he eventually resided in Florida. New York State Parole was fortunate to have Mr Donaldson as an employee and friend. Rest In Peace Larry.

  16. Sandra+Boatswele Aug 6, 2022 at 9:06 am

    To my Donaldson family, The Lord saw it fit to escort Uncle Lawerence home to be with Mommy Rose and Papa Giggs. They were there to welcome you home. To be absent from the body is to be present with Jesus. You have fought a good fight and now it is time to take you REST my brother . I will miss you tremendously but, God knows best.

  17. Madge+Henry Aug 6, 2022 at 10:08 am

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Donaldson family on the passing of Lawrence.
    May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine up on him.

  18. Dennis R Tomlinson Aug 6, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Larry was a wonderful person. Very enthusiastic,caring,loving individual.He believe that one should thrive to his or her aspirations. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  19. Cherry Anderson Aug 6, 2022 at 11:06 am

    My deepest sympathy to the Donaldson family. I will always remember his infections smile..Jacky stay strong he is resting in peace.

  20. Lorna Dawkins Aug 6, 2022 at 11:39 am

    My deepest condolences to the entire Donaldson family. I remember Lawrence as a pleasant, and friendly person, who always had something funny and encouraging or teachable to say to me. I know he’ll be tremendously missed by his immediate and extended family, and all who knew him, but we all will remember him as the perfect example of a wonderful man.
    Rest In Peace Lawrence.

  21. Lorna Dawkins Aug 6, 2022 at 11:45 am

    My deepest condolences to the entire Donaldson family. I remember Lawrence as a pleasant, and friendly person, who always had something funny and encouraging or teachable to say to me. I know he’ll be tremendously missed by his immediate and extended family, and all who knew him, but we all will remember him as the perfect example of a wonderful man.
    Rest In Peace Lawrence.

  22. Millie Aug 6, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    My deepest condolences . Mr. Donaldson was such a humble beautiful person. May his soul rest in sweet peace in the arms of Jesus. Stay encouraged family he has run the race, He has fought a good fight. God bless you all. ❤️

  23. Shirlee Morgan (Junior) Aug 6, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Our family has been blessed with many giants who have been such and inspiration to our lives and have left many legacies behind them.
    While we are saddened by their transition, we are comforted by the wonderful memories.
    On behalf of household of the late Shirley Morgan accept our sincere condolences. We grieve not as a people without hope and faith but simply because we are still bound by our human emotions.
    Rest in sweet peace Uncle Lawrence.
    May the Lord bless and keep you in the sweet sweet by and by.
    Sleep on beloved, sleep and take your rest, lay down your head upon your saviours breast, we love you more but Jesus loves you best
    Good night
    Good night
    Good night

  24. Jonathan E Nedd Aug 6, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Reminiscing on a life well lived there is one lesson I can’t forget. Like a father uncle law taught me how to return home with my breathing breath. He said, “If ever you’re stopped put your hands on the steering wheel. When asked for documents state where they are, then ask if you can reach for it.” That’s it. Have I had to employ this lesson? Yes! So uncle law was and will continue to be my life saver and I’m grateful for it.

  25. Jacqueline Aug 6, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Dearest Jackie,
    I’m so sorry for your lost. Take comfort. Thank God for the hope we have in Jesus, that you will see your dearest again.

  26. Elaine Aug 6, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    I called him Sir Lawrence as he exudes greatness and humility at the same time. I loved how Ms Jackie love him.
    I have no doubt he is resting comfortably in Haven.

  27. Lorna Morgan-Nation Aug 6, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    We do share with the Donaldson family in this your period of grief.

    Morgan Family- Pauline, Joy, Lorna, Ruddy and Heather.

  28. Cynthia Williams Aug 6, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    I have known Lawrence for 20 plus years met him through his sister Thelma, Ms Julia & Sonia in NYC , Affectionately call Larry soften spoke and very jovial and funny . Rest In Peace uncle Larry Cynthia ,Claudia, Brittney &Tony

  29. Johnnie L Daniels Aug 6, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Lawrence was special, Brenda and I were sorry to hear of his passing. I miss the days we shared an office and would brainstorm the best outcome for a client.

  30. Nesta Sergeant Aug 6, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    A beautiful soul gone so soon, heaven is a wonderful place. Take your rest my dear friend.

  31. Georgia Cameron Aug 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Words cannot express the void this loss has left in our family .Lawrence was not only family, he was my friend and confidante. I love him but God loves him best .Sleep on my beloved cuz, you are safe in the arms of our Lord and savior resting gently .Enjoy the joys of heaven until we meet again.

  32. Hubert Freeman Aug 6, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    My condolences to the Donaldson family in the passing of your brother Lawrence. Psalm 23:4 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou are with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Sleep In Peace Lawrence. From Hubert, Audrey and his children.

  33. Patrick Crooks Aug 7, 2022 at 9:15 am

    RIP my brother, Shadow as we use too call him, was always loving, and always kept us straight, I remember on one occasion I was about to get in a fight, and he looked at me and said Juan Crooks you are letting me down, I expected better of you, never raised his voice, never yelled, but his words cut me like a stone.

  34. Erdiemay Atkinson Aug 7, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Lawrence ur missed greatly by family friend and associates but u are just gone a little before us we will meet again one day..

  35. Erdiemay Atkinson and Families Aug 7, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Rest in peace my brother u are sadly mist by every one.

  36. Janet Bruce Aug 7, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    My condolences to the Donaldson family. Will always remember him for his advice for me and my family both financial and other wise. May you find comfort in the love of Jesus. May his soul Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory

  37. Keziah Woolcock Aug 7, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Deepest condolences to the Donaldson’s family.
    I can remember that infectious smile.
    May the good Lord give you the strength to accept his will.

  38. Olga Daley Aug 7, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    My sincere condolence to Jackie and her family. May you find peace and comfort during this time. My prayers are with you.

    “When man has done his best, the Angels of Heaven can do no more”.

  39. Olga Daley Aug 7, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    My sincere condolence to Jackie and her family. May you find peace and comfort during this time knowing that you have done all that you could do for Lawrence. My prayers are with you.

  40. Keziah Woolcock Aug 7, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    The Lord gives and the Lord takes blessed be the name of the Lord.
    God gave him 73 years.
    He lived them well
    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

  41. Junior & Karlene Freeman Aug 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Uncle Lar, I will truly miss you. You were really a special person and a stand up guy. I admired your honesty, ethic and love of family and friends.

    I feel blessed to have known you.

    Condolences to Jackie, Junior, Renee, Ingrid and the Donaldson family.

  42. Pauline Runcie and family Aug 7, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
    Our God of comfort be with you
    all at this sad time.
    Rest In Peace Lawrence.
    With sympathy and understanding. 🙏🏾♥️

  43. Beverly Valencia Aug 7, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Our condolences to the Donaldson family on the passing of cousin Lawrence. May you all be comforted by God’s love
    From Beverly and all the Mahoneys

  44. Clara Jackson Aug 7, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    My condolences to you my beautiful auntie and family, uncle lawr was such a humble and loving person, sir donaldson may your sole rest in heavenly peace. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾

  45. N Persaud Aug 8, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Larry, have a sweet journey to the next world . May you have as much fun getting there as we did in NYS Parole Brooklyn 6. With love Pelle Persaud Castro Erlene Dayna and the rest. We miss you! And say hi to Donald

  46. Ana Mera-Ruiz Aug 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    My condolences to my friend Sonia Donaldson and the family. Sonia, although I never met your brother I always remember how much you love each one of your siblings. May he Rest In Peace. I will keep him and the family in my prayers.

  47. Dawn Kerr Aug 8, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    I was introduced to this family by my brother and what a blessings it was. My friend Thelma made me feel like a part of them. Had not met Lawrence in person but heard about him a lot. My condolences to the family and friends. What wonderful family to be associated with. May his soul rest in peace

  48. Meka and family Aug 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Donaldson family. May God comfort this family during this time of grief. Mrs Jackie I love you my hairdresser my Mom

  49. Bobsy Aug 8, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    My condolences to the entire Donaldson
    family.. May your precious memories help to comfort you all in this difficult
    Time.
    Lawrence RIP

  50. Bobsy Freeman-Brown Aug 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    May the family find comfort in
    knowing that warm thoughts and a lot
    of prayer is going up for you all There
    Is no sorrow that God cannot heal.
    Deepest Sympathy to the Donaldsons
    from my family.

  51. Bobsy Freeman-Brown Aug 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    May the family find comfort in
    knowing that warm thoughts and a lot
    of prayers is going up for you all There
    Is no sorrow that God cannot heal.
    Deepest Sympathy to the Donaldsons
    from my family.
    Bobsy and family

  52. Xavier Butler Aug 8, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Rest easy 🙏🏾

  53. Everol freeman Aug 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    My condolences to the Donaldson family. I pray that the good Lord will comfort you all . Lawrence is in a better place. May his soul trst in peace.
    Blessings
    Everol and family

  54. Pamela Pollard Aug 9, 2022 at 3:17 am

    My deepest condolences to the Donaldson family. Larry was working for NYS Parole. He was a great person a real human being. He will be missed.

  55. Pamela Pollard Aug 9, 2022 at 4:22 am

    My deepest condolences to the Donaldson family. Larry was a real nice guy a gentleman . One of kind. Rest in peace my friend

  56. Edgar & Iris Newman Aug 9, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Our dearest Jackie and all the other family members, thanks for sharing Lawrence with us. His soft demeanor belie the strong compassionate person that he was. We are so grateful for the memories. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.

  57. Brenda Cromer Aug 9, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Mr . Donaldson was one of the nicest gentlemen that ever worked in NYS Parole. Always professional, yet, he showed much compassion toward his coworkers and his caseload. My sincerest condolences to his family

  58. Evon Nuned Aug 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Our Condolences to the Donaldson’s family, a great man from our Primary School days, know him well in our young days.
    May his soul Rest In Peace.
    Evon Nunes (Now residing in Canada)

  59. Pablo Peixoto Aug 10, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Our condolences and love to the Donaldsons.

    May Mr. Lawrence Rest In Peace with his mother.

    Pablo Peixoto & Chris Wilson

  60. Althea Haynes-Lee Aug 10, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Dear Donaldson family, sorry to learn of your loss. May you be comforted by the Lord and the wonderful memories you shared.
    My sincere condolences.
    RIP Lawrence!!!

    Althea

  61. Joan Williams O'Connor Aug 11, 2022 at 10:06 am

    My sincerest condolences to the family. . Sleep in peace brother Lawrence until we meet again.

  62. annmarie Mcintosh Aug 11, 2022 at 11:15 am

    To the family i say stay strong God is your strength and comforter ,may is soul rest in peace.

  63. Patricia Dennis (Poochir) Aug 11, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    My love and condolences to The Donaldson’s. RIP Lawrence with love

  64. Anderson Family Aug 11, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    So,,so sorry for your loss.
    Lawrence, through his hard work and influence on so many people, has left this world a better place.
    Stay strong family.

  65. Mr & Mrs Moses Jackson Aug 11, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Jackie, On behalf of my wife and I , please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your husband of 45 years. I never met him but from what I read certainly holds true for been a great husband, father and one who cares for others. May his memories keep you strong by the strength of God. Sincerely, your cousin Moses Jackson

  66. Margaret Nelson-Brown Aug 11, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Condolences to the Donaldson family take comfort knowing that God is our refuge and strength, in our weakness he strengthen you hold you . R I P

  67. Jannette Hamilton Aug 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Donaldson family on the loss of your loved one.
    Hamilton family (Chantilly)

  68. Jeff and Dana Bacchas Aug 12, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Donaldson’s and my dearest mentor Mrs Thelma Morgan I don’t know Uncle Lawr but Miss T, spoke only wonderful things about him and Miss Jackie May is beautiful soul iRest in Eternal Peace 💐🙏🏾🙏🏾

  69. Paulette 'Bobs' Williams Bonner Aug 13, 2022 at 4:05 am

    On behalf of the Williams’s family of Davyton in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, I extend conndolences to my Donaldson’s family on the passing of our friends/big brother Lawrence Donaldson.
    We give God thanks for the life he lived, for his inspiration to others and for the talents he shared.
    I pray that God will continue to bind you all together with His cord of love that cannot be broken.
    Be comforted knowing that he came for a reason and that he has completed his task assigned.
    Love you 💕 all
    I pray that his soul will rest in perfect peace.
    God bless you all

  70. Marcia+Spence Aug 13, 2022 at 10:24 am

    May God’s comfort be with the Donaldson family for the loss of Lawrence,He is in the arms of the Lord.He was a good son,brother,husband,father and a good friend to a lot .Rest In Peace.From Betty and Nina .

  71. Tiff+Kyra+Steve Aug 13, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Auntie Jackie ,wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our deepest sympathies. Lots of love ❤

    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1.

  72. Beverley Morgan Aug 14, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    To the Donaldson family ,please accept my sincere condolences..Uncle Lar as he was affectionately know to many would always greet you with a smile and parted with words of encouragement. .He truly will be missed..May he Rest In Peace

  73. Andrea Foster Aug 15, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. We pray God will strengthen the family during this time of grief. Continue to lean on Him who strengthens us💐💐💐. The Fosters – Garnet, Andrea, Rochelle, Rasheed and Rhianna

  74. Fredericka Hall- Forrester Aug 15, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Thelma and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be will during this difficult time.
    Rest In Peace Bro Lawl.
    Love Fredericka!

  75. Carlton Richards Aug 15, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Goodbye Friend.

    When I heard of Larry’s passing, I was saddened, though we had not spoken or seen each other for some time. Over the ensuing days as I reflect on the time we spent together -the domino games, the laughter, but more importantly, the knowledge and advice he passed along, the sadness turned to contentment and appreciation.  I felt privilege and bless to have known him.

    Death brings pain that only time can heal; no words can ease what we truly felt, but with God all things will be made new.   When a person departs from this earth, he or she never truly leaves, they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.    

    As the song says,

    “If I had only known the last time would be the last time
    I would’ve put off all the things I had to do
    I would’ve stayed a little longer, held on a little tighter
    Now what I’d give for one more day with you.”

    To the family, please accept my condolences, he will not be forgotten.

  76. Paula Tarrant-Rivers Aug 15, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Jackie, Larry was like a brother to Donald & I. I’ll miss him so much and I know Donald was at the Gate of Heaven welcoming Larry home. Losing someone you love is like losing a part of yourself. You miss them and you miss who you were with them. Nothing will ever replace that. But hopefully every time you share a moment of laughter or find yourself doing something that reminds you of the time you spent together, you’ll feel that part of you again. So my Sister, one step at a time, one day at a time……Paula & the Rivers Family

  77. Ms. Gladys Morgan Aug 17, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Donaldson family on the passing of my dear friend Lawrence.The life of a great person reminds us that we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind footprints on the sands of time.Lawrence wore many shoes with love, dignity and grace as he served humanity and his Creator. The strife is o’er the battle won. R I P. May God hold you in the Palm of His Hands.🙏🏽💘

  78. Cheryl “Carole” Morgan Aug 17, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    A life well lived, and now just memories
    A heart well loved, despite our tears
    A soul that sleeps until the morrow
    Awakes in joy, just over yonder.

    Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to The Donaldson family at your time of loss. Cousin Lawrence was a rare gift treasured by many..

  79. Luther, Susanne and Ayana Aug 17, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    God saw that you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with Me”.
    We will not forget the laughter, the hugs and the smiles. Lawrence was a beautiful, sincere and loving human being and God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only “Takes the Best”.
    Rest well my friend, we love you deeply.

  80. Sylvia Bramwell-Powell. Aug 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Sincere condolences to the Donaldson family from the Bramwell family. May the Lord comfort you you as you mourn your loss.

  81. Mr Nigel and Mrs Audrey Noel Aug 18, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you Miss Jackie, I pray your strength and will keep you in our prayers 🙏. Lawrence aka Mr Larry as what I call him R.I.P and S.I.H your work here is done and the creator of all has called you home to rest. Until we meet again sleep in eternal peace.

  82. Janet Murray Wallace Aug 18, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    During high school days, Thelma often spoke of Bro Lar. I know he meant a lot to his family. Like cement or glue he held the unit together. May you always cherish the wonderful memories you have of him and take comfort in knowing he is resting.

  83. Marietta and Willie Bibbs Aug 19, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Mr. Lawrence as we so fondly called him was one of the kindest, friendly and welcoming person we met during our time in Cape Coral. We will always cherish the fun times at your home. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to you Jackie. You were blessed to have such a warm and loving companion. All our love
    Marietta and Willie

  84. Dorel, Darnell and Fiona Aug 20, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Dorel,Darnell and Fiona, Our sincere condolences to the Donaldson’s Family,Bro. Lar was a Gem,he is certainly resting in eternal peace,You are in our prayers 🙏🙏

  85. Wilhel Griffiths Hewitt Aug 21, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Bro Laur (as he was fondly known by some of us) was an inspiration and role model to us in Davyton where I grew up
    I remember the role he played in the Church.Can never forget the many Christmas plays and Cantata he acted in. Bro Laur you have fought a good fight you have kept the faith
    Sleep on now and take your rest
    We continue to pray for the loved ones you have left behind

  86. Hope Aug 21, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    “Shadow” Lawerence Donaldson. Sadly missed my cousin. Always giving me positive reasoning in every situation. Gone but not forgotten. You’re only gone on before. Rest in peace. Miss you & love you from Hope and children. Nuff love.

  87. Fiona Donaldson Aug 22, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Rest in heavenly peace Uncle Lawrence. You closed those beautiful adorable eyes for the last time on 27th July 2022.

    I am so grateful that you were not alone and that we were able to say our farewells. We were able to see those eyes shine for one last time. Take your well deserved rest now and we are comforted to know that you are now with Grandma watching over all of us.

    Eternal love from Niece Fiona (Ms London), Nyle & Lauren xxx

  88. Ingrid Jackson-Nedd and family Aug 24, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Uncle Lar,
    Thank you for opening up your heart full of love to us. Your filled our lives with joy, laughter, wisdom, kindness, patience and hope. Your love, commitment, dedication to your marriage and family serves as inspiration to us. You are a giant and a hero to us. We love you and miss you. RIP until we meet again.
    The Nedd family (Ingrid, Jonathan, Jayden and Lauren.

  89. Nate' Roberts Aug 25, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    My deepest condolences to Marva & the entire family, Mr. Lawrence was a very special person I’m glad I had the pleasure to know him. May he continue to rest in the arms of the Lord

  90. The Cole Family Aug 26, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Our deepest condolences are with the entire family, praying for you all. Uncle Larry you were a light & you will be missed, may your soul rest in Heavenly peace. Family, may your happy memories give you peace & comfort during this challenging time. Love you all🙏🏾❤️

  91. Rupert & Bevalie Winder Aug 26, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Winder Family August 26, 2022. Lawrence is our Neighbor for the past 17 years. An amazing Neighbor, kept in touch. He loved the Lord. He will be missed, this separation is temporary, we will meet again. Alleluia! PTL!

  92. Jean, Vladimir and Jamie Aug 26, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Lawrence had the heart that cared completely. He had the smile that brought so much pleasure. He had the love that brought joy beyond measure.
    You came into our lives, for a while. You left footprints on our hearts, and we will never be the same. But we thank God for the fond memories you left behind and we will always cherish them. May the roads rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back, May the sunshine warm your face,. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  93. Chris Taylor Aug 26, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    I want to send my deepest condolences first and foremost to you Jackie and to the Donaldson family. Lawrence was a great man, jovial, funny and charismatic. I will miss those qualities mostly about him. He lived a very fulfilling life and more importantly he lived as a good example of how one should live to all who knew you. Thank you for all the years Larry. Rest in peace my friend 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  94. Jean, Vladimir and Jamie Aug 27, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Dear Jackie,

    Lawrence touched so many lives in the very best ways. His presence will be greatly missed but his memories will forever be in our hearts.

    We will be keeping you Jackie in our warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time, and wishing you hope and healing when you are ready.

  95. Mark Campbell Aug 27, 2022 at 8:05 am

    Condolences to the Donaldson family may the good Lord continue to bless and keep you all during this time . SIP Uncle Lawrence 💐

  96. Marlo Aug 27, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Miss Jackie,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you all and give you peace during this time of bereavement. Sending love to you all❤️.

  97. Terry Aug 27, 2022 at 9:48 am

    You have my deepest sympathy. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. May the memories of Lawrence remain forever in your heart.

  98. Marjorie Gayle Aug 27, 2022 at 10:27 am

    My condolences and deepest sympathy to the family! Rest well in Heaven Lawrence 🙏🏾

  99. Dr. Sigal Levy Aug 31, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Sending condolences to you Sonia and your family. May you be comforted by good memories of your brother.

  100. Ismael (Izzy) Rivera Sep 27, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Jackie. This is Izzy Rivera, Larry’s old friend from Parole in Brooklyn and Fort Myers. I hope this message finds you healthy and safe. I had tried several times in the past to contact Larry to no success. Phone numbers haven’t been working. I have not travel to the Southwest side since before Covid. However, this evening of September 27, 2022, I decided to google Larry to see if I could find new contact information. What I found was so saddening I could not hold back my tears. My good old buddy had pass and I became lost with heartfelt pain. How I will miss him so much. What a wonderful, kind, caring,beautiful, special gentleman and great incredible special friend that he was. He was also a great co-worker that would put all others before him. Always there to help those in need and always had your back. An angel has earn his wings and will live forever in our hearts and souls.
    I am so sorry for your loss Jackie. My most sincerest condolences and prayers for you and your family and friends. Please accept my apology for losing contact and not reaching out sooner. Our prayers are with you in this time of so much sadness and sorrow.
    If there is something we can do to help you ease the suffering or help with any thing else please, reach out to me at cell phone number 239-791-6261.
    When I visit the area the next time, I will visit Larry’s resting place and will also reach out to you. For now, God bless and take good care of yourself. 😪❤️🙏

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