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Funeral Information

Location:

First Baptist Church of Zion City 1104 Gene Reed Road
Birmingham, AL 35235
Date: 05-25-2024
Time: 2:00 PM

Visitation Information

Location:

Integrity Funeral Home Chapel 1011 Brooklane Dr, Hueytown, AL 35023
Date: 05-24-2024
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Thomas James McDonald, Jr.

05-24-1962 - 05-19-2024

Obituary

Mr. Thomas James McDonald Jr., known affectionately as “Mac” was born in Birmingham, AL on May 24, 1962 to Thomas McDonald Sr and the late Dorothy McDonald.
 
Thomas accepted Christ at an early age and joined Macedonia Baptist Church in Leeds, AL. He later joined Corinth Baptist Church in Irondale, Al. Thomas was an active and faithful member who loved his church and was on the Usher Board and Finance Committee.

Thomas was a graduate of Leeds High School class of 1981. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy after serving in the Navy for several years he still remained in the Navy Reserve. Thomas worked for the Birmingham Police Department, Pell City Police Department, Alabama Power and Jeff State Community College.

Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy McDonald; son, Thomas McDonald II; grandson, Jamarion McDonald; and great-grandson Noah McDonald.

God saw that the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, on Sunday May 19, 2024 at St. Vincent East Hospital surrounded by his family and friends God gently closed his weary eyes and whispered 'Peace be thine’. 

Thomas’s love will be remembered by his loving father, Mr. Thomas McDonald Sr.; his three sons, Brandon McDonald (Jasmine), Marcus McDonald (Tamika), of Birmingham, Al. and Aaron English McDonald of Atlanta, Ga; his five brothers, Apostle Ronald (Shirley) Hunter Jr. of Leeds, AL., Anthony (Evangeline) Hunter of Birmingham, AL., Caesar Hunter of Portland, Oregon, Reginold (Carla) McDonald and  Derrick McDonald of Birmingham, AL.; his four sisters, Eregelind (Leroy) King, Lashan Hunter, Katrina McDonald and Dorothy McDonald II all of Birmingham, Al. Seven grandchildren, Tamia, Travarrius, JaNeya, Marcus Jr., JaMariya, Ryan, Tameriya; one great-grand son Kaiden. In-loves Edward (Eddie Mae) Pierce; a very special caregiver, ex-wife and mother to his first two sons Debra McDonald. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends.

“Mac” will always be remembered for a number of things. He was selfless, he had a selfless approach to everything, and everybody, that infectious smile, that pure heart, and his love for God. He was an avid sports fan who loved Alabama football. He was the true definition of a patriarch. He prided himself in taking care of his family and maintained that role until the very end. He was truly loved and will be missed.

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Mac
No words can express how broken my heart is, it’s been a while since I had seen that incredible smile, but you will always be remembered as one of truly beautiful and amazing people I have known .
God bless your family and friends who always love you. My prayers and condolences to your family.????
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Man I’m going to miss your million dollar smile. You was real one enjoying working with you for years. My condolences to the McDonald family .
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My deepest condolences to the family. Praying for your strength
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Sending My Deepest Prayers and Condolences to the Family.. May God's Grace and Mercy Cover the Family and Friends during This Time Of Need.. Rest in Peace Mac..
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May you rest in peace. We truly had some great times at West Precinct and the Navy Reserve. My heart is sad and you will be truly missed. May God Comfort Your Family.



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My deepest sympathy to the McDonald family and may God comfort you during this difficult season. I met “Mac” when he worked at Alabama Power such a very nice person.
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Mac you are Truly going to be Mis Rest My Friend Lorraine Brooks
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Condolences, sorry to hear about my old friend.
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Mac was always so sweet and kind. He always had a positive outlook on life and made sure you did to. I will truly miss talking to him on Fridays at Jeff State reminding me that it was Friday and we made it through. Sleep well my friend. I know you made it to a happier place.
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I will always remember how you embraced life and love for others. You were truly a blessing to me and my family when my sister died. My prayers for your family is to always remember "the good" you did and the unconditional love you had for others. Your bright smile and positive attitude had an impact on anyone who was going through something. May you rest in peace, my brother. Debbie
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My brother, let me thank you for your time spent with me in no man's land (420). We had some great conversations and you always cut them off at 1a. I appreciate all the training and instructions you left before I took over. RIP my guy!! Gone but not forgotten.
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We will miss you my dear brother in CHRIST .we miss your services at the church .you was always willing to help out in so many ways Love you brother
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Mac's friendly manner and smiling face will be greatly missed at Jefferson State Community College. We are so thankful for his service to the community, his country, and his fellow co-workers.