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DONALDSON, JIMMIE JR. "KOON" - of Atlantic City, departed this life on November 15, 2012. "Koon" as he was affectionately called by family and friends was born on January 15, 1947, to the late Jimmie Donaldson, Sr. and Edith Baker - Donaldson in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the eldest son of nine children. "Koon" was educated in the Atlantic City School System. "Koon" was lastly employed by Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in the Print Shop. Koon enjoyed singing; which he did very well harmonizing in that baritone voice. In his earlier years "Koon" was in a group which made the hit song called "Shiggy Diggy". He also enjoyed drawing , artwork, golfing, watching horror movies. He owned a massive collection of movies, and loved collecting coins. Jimmie leaves to cherish his memory his sons, James Farmer and Mark Kelly, three grandchildren Samaj, Makiyah and Ranyyah, five siblings Annette (Kenneth) Feaster, Sylvia Rawson, Rosalind Clayton, Anthony Donaldson (Yvonne) and Vandora Scott (Daryl), and his companion Patsy Watson; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his three siblings Marvin Donaldson, Fred Donaldson and Valerie Smith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012, 11:00AM at Evangelical Fellowship Church, 521 Church St., Pleasantville; where family and friends may view from 9:00AM until 11:00AM. Interment: Atlantic City Cemetery in The Donaldson Family Plot. Professional Services are entrusted to: Serenity Funeral Home, LLC 414 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232 (609) 383-9994
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on Nov. 22, 2012