Grace Elizabeth McDonough

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Grace Elizabeth McDonough, 76, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 4, 2016, in her home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Antioch Baptist Church in Bynum with Tim Wilkerson officiating and Samuel D. Jones Jr. providing the music. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery. The address for Antioch Baptist Church is 882 Bynum Cutoff Road, Oxford, AL 36203. Mrs. McDonough was a native of Anniston, but had been a resident of Clay County for many years. Her desire was to serve the Lord with all her heart. She was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Mrs. McDonough was also a writer with published poems of love, caring, and devotion. Mrs. McDonough's fondest memories of childhood came from being a member of the Salvation Army, where she served and trained as a corps cadet. As a corps cadet, she fully enjoyed her three years of intense Bible study. Mrs. McDonough knew and shared the Bible with anyone and everyone and would often ask a stranger, "Honey, do you know the Lord?" - amazing love! She recently shared that her greatest joy in life is knowing that every one of her children are Christians; what more could she say? Mrs. McDonough so loved her husband. Forty-five years they were married, and to Heaven her heart is what he carried. After her husband's death on Valentine's 2016, she prayed for Heaven. She could not bear the void in their team. Mrs. McDonough was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Smith and Elizabeth Frances Smith; her husband, William John (Bill) McDonough; two daughters, infant Tera Darlene Wilkerson and Pamela Snyder; son-in-law, Scott Kodat; two sisters, Edna Lancaster and Cathy Counts, and two brothers, Gordon Smith and Donald Smith. She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Jones (Sam), of Ft. Worth, Texas, Meta Smith (Smitty), of Villa Rica, Ga., and Angel Kodat, of Ashland; two sons, Tim Wilkerson (Kellie), of Richmond, Ky., and Shayne McDonough (Nicole), of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Audrey Terry, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Lisa Tucker, of Lineville; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers for Mrs. McDonough will be Michael Flores, Johnny (Champ) Snyder, Michael Tucker, Winston (Smitty) Smith, Terence Williams and Corey Robbins. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 until 2 p.m on Wednesday. Clay County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 8, 2016