Donna McArthur of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Donna grew up in North Dakota then moved to Minnesota where she raised 3 kids with husband Roy while working. She worked for Hornbachers & store manager of Cormorant store. She was very active in the church with her children and with her grandchildren. She loved to dance. In 1983 she moved to Orlando Florida where she continued to work as head housekeeper then moved to different hotel as housekeeper until her retirement in 2005. She loved to garden, her front porch of condo and patio were her greenhouses. She also, stayed active with family, friends, and church. Made lots of trips north to be with family, she was a very loving and caring person to all and never slowed down.
She is preceded in death by her husband Roy McArthur, son Douglas McArthur, daughter-in-law Jill McArthur, parents Christopher and Agness Sampson, brothers Clifford, Stanley, Russell, and Cecil Sampson. Survived by sister Birdella Beach, brotherss Gordon (Eileen) Sampson and Lyle Sampson; sons Michael McArthur, Patrick (Glenda) McArthur, daughter Deborah (Stephen) McArthur-Mirra, daughter-in-law Rosalie Culhane, and close family friends Michael Crain and Krista Manchester. Grandchildren Sheila (Ken) Johnson, Matthew McArthur, Andrew (Remi) McArthur, Ryan (Kari) Atkinson and Phillip (Melissa) Noe. Great Grandchildren Madeline and Ella Johnson, Douglas and Chase McArthur, Delaney McArthur, Talaidh and Sadie Isaacs, and Reid Atkinson.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 11:00 am. The family has asked in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Holy Family Episcopal Church or Dobbs Funeral Home.
Ms. Donna was a wonderful and caring person. She always treated me like a daughter, she will be missed. Love you mom!
I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”—Rom. 12:15.
I give my sincere condolences to the families and friends. The best description of Jehovah God is that he is love. It talks of this at 2 Corinthians 13:11 where it says, "Finally, brothers, continue to rejoice, to be readjusted, to be comforted, to think in agreement, to live peaceably, and the God of love and of peace will be with you." This love is the reason why we can be confident that Jehovah will remember those in the memorial tombs in the near future and we will be reunited with our loved ones. Please take comfort in that knowledge.
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