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Robert James Donaldson, Jr.

Robert James Donaldson, Jr.
  • March 20, 1932 - March 7, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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Bobby and Bruce:

You and your families are in Allie's and my prayers. I have great fondness if your father and Abide-A-While.

Then Men's Bible Study was a special weekly event for my father. I thank your father for giving him that time.

Carl and Allie Mitchell

Posted by: Carl Mitchell - Woodbine, MD - Family Friend   Mar 27, 2020

Mrs. Donaldson, Robby, Bruce, and Andy, I was sad to hear of Mr. Donaldson's passing. Lots of memories from long ago when we were growing up. I remember sitting in the pew at St. Andrew's with Carolyn under your watchful eye during church and the house at the back of the nursery. I'm glad I was able to see you at church the last time I was in town. He had a life well-lived. As someone else said in this

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Posted by: David Weise - Hemet, CA - Family Friend   Mar 15, 2020

God's peace and comfort to y'all! Your dad was a treasure! As is your mom. Such a privilege to get to meet the man and share his love of God and God's Creation! My grandmother used to buy from he (and your mom) MANY years ago. My best friend also worked at Abide-A-While and so I got to see and chat with him there as well as at Cursillo closing services and even the Christian Men's Conference. What a privilege

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Posted by: Gene Scarborough - Santee, SC - Friend   Mar 11, 2020

Atty. Robert- Please accept my condolences

Posted by: Qui Calhoun - Mt. Pleasant, SC   Mar 11, 2020

A precious gift of this holy man to family, friends and all he met. He had an aura of peace and love about him and can only imagine the joyous reunion with his God and those who love him in heaven! My dad, his uncle, Robert Coleman is surely grinning.
So very sorry Suzanne and cousins. Can only imagine how much you miss him already. You are all in my heart and prayers.

Posted by: Ann Coleman Fosberry - Mt. Pleasant, SC   Mar 11, 2020

To Bruce and the Donaldson family,
Let God's Love give you strength. All of you will continue to bring your father's joy into this world. I am sorry for your father's passing.

Posted by: Annie Buxton Mii - Charleston, SC - Friend   Mar 10, 2020

Dear Bruce, Andy, and all the Donaldson family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Mr. Donaldson, who was always one of the most delightful people on every occasion I saw him. I enjoyed his good humor and always liked to hear him ask someone, with hand over his heart, to "give the pledge" that they would fertilize and water the plants they bought from him. He made visiting Abide-A-While a pleasant experience and a valuable lesson in sharing his knowledge. We will all miss him.

Posted by: Michael Trouche - Mount Pleasant, SC   Mar 10, 2020

I was so very lucky to grow up in Charleston with Mr. Donaldson and his wonderful family. He was always kind to me, and I appreciate how he taught me about business from an early age. He was a very good man; he will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Stafford Green - Atlanta, GA   Mar 10, 2020

When it comes to being a human being who was created in the image of God, a human being who did his nights and days in a manner that never brought any embarrassment to God's divine creativity--they just do not come much better than Bob Donaldson.. If I had the ability to speak 6 different languages, and speak each well, I still would not have enough words to adequately express the respect and admiration and all the joys I experienced

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Posted by: JIM DOFFIN    Mar 10, 2020

My condolences go out to all of the Donaldson family. It has truly been a pleasure taking care of your dad. He and your mom have brought much laughter and enjoyment to my visits. I can't forget about him sharing many interesting facts, about birds and plants that I did not know as well as the stories he would share, when he was younger. He will be missed.

Posted by: Marlena Woods - Summerville, SC   Mar 10, 2020