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Laura Sevier Donald Madison Parish, Louisiana
From the Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser July 11, 2007



JENNINGS - Funeral services for Laura Eliza Sevier Donald, 89, of Jennings, La. will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007, at the Jennings United Methodist Church with the Rev. Josh Milliron officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held at the Jennings United Methodist Church from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, and will continue from 9 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, July 12, 2007.

Mrs. Donald died Monday, July 9, 2007, in Shreveport, La.

Born in Tallulah, La. Dec. 27, 1917 to Ada Graves and William Putnam Sevier Sr., she was a graduate of Tallulah High School and S.L.I. in Lafayette where she was president of The Women's Student Government Association, Secretary of The Red Coats and was a Maid on the Sugar Bowl Court in New Orleans.

After marrying Dan Lavelle Donald Sr. in 1939, they moved to Jennings and operated W.B. Donald Chevrolet-Cadillac Company.

Mrs. Donald served on the Board of Jennings United Methodist and was a member of the choir, the Ruth Wesley Bible Class and taught children's Sunday School classes for many years. She was a member of The Daughter's of The American Revolution and a Charter member of Entre Nous, Revelers, and the Pink Lady American Legion Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Donald devoted her life to her family, friends, and her community. She will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, her generosity, her compassion and her graciousness. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, gardening, traveling, sporting events and entertaining. She was a gracious hostess and a genuine nurturer.

She is survived by her three children: daughter, Charlotte and husband, Judge Donald Walter, of Shreveport; sons, Dan Lavelle Donald Jr., and wife, Penny, and David Brooks Donald and wife, Brenda, of Jennings, La.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Charlotte Sevier Ziegler, of Tallulah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dan Lavelle Donald Sr.; her brothers, Will, Jim, Barton, and John Sevier; and her sisters, Nan McNeil and Ada Mae Warrick.

The family would like to express special appreciation to all the wonderful and dedicated caregivers who served her during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Jennings United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 712, Jennings, LA 70546.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Robert E. Walter, Jim Sullivan, Barton Donald, Dan L. Donald III, D. Seth Donald, Walter Donald, John Ramey and Tyler Williams.