Lawrence James Donaldson
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.