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Deloris (Branson) McDonaldNovember 30, 1943 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 73)
Deloris (Branson) McDonald was born November 30, 1943 to Dorothy L. (Boatwright) and Pastor Jesse Branson Jr. in East Chicago, Indiana. She departed this earthly life on Monday, August 7, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She attended Muncie local schools. She grew up in church and received Christ at an early age at Mount Olive Church of God in Christ. Deloris sang in the choir, played the organ and was a full time church mother until her death.
Deloris retired from Ball State University in the dining service; where she loved her kids. All the students were her sons and daughters. She loved cooking, baking cakes, sewing, fishing and especially her family.
Deloris leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 53 years, Richard McDonald; mother, Dorothy Branson of Springport, IN; son, Stephen (Wendy) McDonald of Muncie; daughters, Carmen McDonald of Muncie and Lisa (James III) Herring, Kokomo; three brothers, Peter (Ann) Hilliard of Moreno Valley, CA, Jesse (Francine) Branson III of Indianapolis and David Branson of Muncie; five sisters, Patricia Silmon of Muncie, Robin (Gerry) Hargrove of Bloomfield Hills, MI., Dorothy J (Samuel) Mills of Muncie and Shavonn Branson of Springport, IN; eight grandchildren; Kirsten McDonald Brooks of Chicago, IL., Rheaunna McDonald of Muncie, Hannah Herring, Lydia Herring, James Herring, IV, and Josiah Herring all of Kokomo, Marissa McDonald and Stephen McDonald both of Muncie; three great-grandchildren, Kalea McDonald-Ivy, Ivan Cyars and Jonah Cyars all of Muncie.
She was preceded in death by her father, Pastor Jesse Branson, Jr.
Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.