Jesse DeKalb McDonald

September 14, 1931 - August 23, 2006
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Friday 8/25

Services celebrating the life of Jesse DeKalb McDonald, age 74, will be held at 3:00 P.M., Friday, August 25, 2006 at Covenant Presbyterian Church Monroe. Officiating will be Reverend Bruce MacKenzie Rux. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Born in Eldorado, Arkansas on September 14,Continue Reading

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G Lindsey left a message on March 11, 2021:
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David Nourse left a message on August 28, 2006:
I was a client of Jesse's for ten years before his retirement, and found him to be one of the most brilliant and finest gentleman I ever knew. The times I met Carol, I thought that her and Jesse were wonderful role models of how a marriage should be. They don't make them like Jesse anymore!
Milton Dale Peacock left a message on August 28, 2006:
Mr. Jesse was a consummate gentleman and litigator. It was my great privilege to know this great man. He fought the good fight, and he kept the faith.
Michelle Taylor left a message on August 26, 2006:
My grandparents, Charles and Dolly Petrus, have always spoken so highly of Mr. McDonald. I know my grandfather has so much respect for him, and always felt blessed to be called a friend. My prayers are with your family. God bless you and keep you. Michelle Taylor Karen's daughter
Amy Petrus Giglio left a message on August 26, 2006:
Dear Mrs. McDonald and family, Mr. McDonald was such a fine gentleman. I will always remember his great sense of humor and smile. He always greeted me with a big hug. I will miss him. Please know that my family joins yours in mourning his passing. Our prayers are with you. God Bless.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Ben Orlando left a message on August 26, 2006:
He was quite a nice gentleman. We enjoyed seeing him at the drugstore.
Catherine Santee left a message on August 25, 2006:
Dear Ainslee, My maiden name is Catherine Shemwell so hope that helps. My Mom let me know about your father and I just wanted to write and note and let you know how very sorry I am. I remember your Dad being so kind and the first person I ever saw eating ketchup on his eggs. He always had a smile on his face when I saw him. I hope that life finds you well Ainslee. Take care and my prayers are with you and your family. Catherine
Steve Mintz left a message on August 25, 2006:
Dear Dee, Carol, John, Land, Mac and Entire Family, My condolences. Jesse was always so nice, intellectually challanging and respectful of me. I have made a monetary contribution to Forsythe Avenue Beautification as a memorial in his name of one of the "Forest Pansy" Redbud trees in Forsythe Avenue between 6th and 18th Streets. If there is anything I can ever do for you please just let me know. Sincerely yours, Steve
Patti Johnson Orlando left a message on August 25, 2006:
A candle was lit by Patti Johnson Orlando on 2006/08/25
Evans McGowan left a message on August 24, 2006:
Dear Aunt Dee, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. During the few times I spent with him, I thought he had a great sense of humor and was a man of principal. My prayers are with you and those around you during this time of grief. May the Lord be your loving comfort and your strong support. In God's Love, Evans
Virginia Durham Galigher left a message on August 24, 2006:
Dear Carol and Daughters: I was so sorry to hear about Jesse's passing. I talked to Gordon James last week about him. I was a court reporter Virginia Durham Court Reporting, Inc. in Monroe for 28 years and Jesse was one of my favorite attorneys. He was a really wonderful person to know.
Berdetta Lynn Adams left a message on August 24, 2006:
I would just like to send my heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Carol and the family for your lost. Mr Mac as we so fondly called him was the best, sweetest man anyone could come across. The months I cared for him was not like a job. He was always so pleasant. I will always keep the memories of him, and keep Ms. Carol in my prayers.
David Verlander left a message on August 24, 2006:
I just wanted to let you know that you and Jesse have been in our thoughts and prayers throughout Jesse's illness, and also to tell you how much he will be missed in our profession. You cannot imagine how much I have learned from Jesse over the decades in which we both practiced law in Monroe. He was a remarkable and unique lawyer.
Anne Ledbetter left a message on August 24, 2006:
Dear Carol, Dee, Molly, and Ainsley, the news of Jesse's death fills us with sadness, relief, gratitude, and regret. Sadness for the loss felt by so many, but most of all by you. Gratitude for the gift of his life and for the abundant love he shared with us. Relief that his pain is past and that he is now at home in God's eternal realm. Regret that Keith and I cannot be there tomorrow to worship with you and give thanks for the life of such a remarkable servant of Christ. May God grant you strength, comfort, hope and peace. Love and prayers, Anne Ledbetter
Carroll Smith Carter left a message on August 24, 2006:
Carol Deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers for you and the girls. Much Love Carroll Ann
Julie Cunningham left a message on August 24, 2006:
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He will always be the finest gentleman I've ever known. Love to you, Julie Cunningham
Kathy and Bob Schendle left a message on August 24, 2006:
Dee and Carol, we are so sorry for the loss of one very special gentleman. We got to visit with him a couple of weeks ago when his nurse had him out for a walk. Bob, Judy, Richard and I are all on the Gulf Coast this week, but wanted you to know you are in our prayers. It has been three years today since our Daddy passed away. Dee, you were so supportive during that time. Much love to you and the rest of the family. Kathy Schendle
Doyle R. Hamilton, III left a message on August 24, 2006:
Carol, Molly, Dee and Ainslee, I wish I could be there with you to celebrate on Friday. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I can still visualize the Aztec, Commanche and Tejas outfit at Waldemar which was so symbolic of Mac's neverending loyalty and commitment to his girls and family. We have all been blessed by God through Jesse and I am so thankful for his love for me. I will miss Mac and find comfort in knowing that today he is now without any pain or sorrow. I love you dearly, "Trey" Hamilton Atlanta, Georgia
Janice Robinson, R.N. left a message on August 24, 2006:
Mrs. McDonald and Family: You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. McDonald. Staff of Patient's Choice Hospice
Karen Emerson left a message on August 24, 2006:
Carol,Molly,Dee and Ainslee, I know your hearts are heavy today. It is hard to let go of someone you love. You all had such a fun, happy time as a family and know you have many wonderful memories. I hope you can focus on the good times and remember how much Mac loved his 4 girls. He will be fondly remembered by the Homer Emersons. I wish I could be there, but I am in Alaska. I will be thinking of you all in the coming weeks.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Robert G. Dawkins left a message on August 24, 2006:
Family: I have known Jesse since l957, when I was a student at the law school at LSU. As I recall, he was a senior and I was a freshman. Later when we both came back to North Louisiana I always had pleasant dealings with him on a professional basis. Then later served a few years with him as a member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute where he made so many valuable contributions to the law of this state. He was, indeed, a "lawyer's lawyer", a gentleman and scholar and loved and respected by so many. He will be missed by many, particularly Billie and I. Robert & Billie Dawkins 2502 Tanglewood Drive Ruston, LA ________________________ Robert G. Dawkins
Melanie Buller left a message on August 24, 2006:
Carol, Molly, Dee and Ainslee: I am so sorry for your loss. My memory of your Dad was the same as my dad....he was always anything you did. I know you will miss him. My thoughts are with you as you trust in the faith he shared with you. Melanie
Tina Hufford left a message on August 24, 2006:
Dear Carol, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time of loss. I worked with Jesse on LAMMICO matters in the late 1980's and I fondly remember him as such a fine Southern gentleman, distinguished attorney, compassionate friend, and wonderful family man. May our memories of him live on to be shared with generations to come. God bless you. With love, Tina Hufford
Laura E. Marshall left a message on August 24, 2006:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mac brought alot of joy to many friends and family. He will be miss. Love, Laura Emerson Marshall
Donna Vaughan left a message on August 24, 2006:
Dear Carol, I send thoughts and prayers from the Alamo Heights - Terrell Hills Garden Club in San Antonio on your great loss of your husband. In time, may you find comfort in your memories, family and friends. Love, Donna Vaughan
Nancy Godshall left a message on August 23, 2006:
My precious Carol...have been in touch with your GCA friends all day...took the liberty of sending the wonderful beach photo of you two as a happy reminder. Everyone cares so much. Am hoping to drive up on Friday morning. I want to be there with you and your wonderful girls. Hope to see you Friday, Love, Nancy
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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