Priscilla Ann Gamblin McDonald; 79, of Orange, TX passed from this life into eternal rest on October 26, 2019. Priscilla “Ann” was born in Philadelphia, MS on December 19, 1939 to Reverend W.E. and Alma Gamblin. Ann enjoyed growing up in a minister’s home with her brother Don, where they never wanted for fellowship or fun. To say Ann was a devoted daughter to her parents would be an understatement. The only thing that rivaled her love of friends and family was the love for her animals…dogs in particular!
For many years, Ann was employed as a Caregiver by clients in their golden years; a vocation she loved and that suited her so well. When families were searching for a compassionate, generous, fun-loving person to care for their loved one, they never had to look any further than Ann. She was a perfectionist! Everything she did for her clients was perused with excellence and motivated by love.
In June of 1960, Ann married Reverend Gary Moss of Indianapolis, IN. Gary and Ann served the Lord and church well for many years; traveling across the country singing and preaching the gospel. No one could play the accordion quite like Ann! However, that was not Gary and Ann’s greatest achievement. Their greatest accomplishment was having two beautiful daughters; Brooke and Christie. Years later Ann and Gary’s lives moved in separate directions. In April of 1989, Ann married Eugene McDonald. With this union they shared a remarkable bond and love and brought the blessings of four bonus daughters Cindy, Tene, Laura and Misty. Ann loved them and they loved her. She and Eugene spent nearly three decades enjoying life and loving each other. He carried his favorite picture of her in his wallet and would share this with others. Together they weathered more than a few storms both literally, when Hurricane Harvey visited them, and figuratively, when Ann’s health began to fail. Eugene’s love for his precious Ann never waned. Her bonus daughter, Cindy provided loving care and stability to Ann during her recent sickness. She was truly a God-send.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents; Earl and Alma Gamblin and her brother, Donald. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of thirty years; Eugene McDonald, two daughters; Brooke Lively and companion, Mike Mitchell of Dallas, Christie Thompson and her husband, Reverend Cody Thompson, of Orange Park, FL. Bonus daughters, Cindy Shults and husband Robert, Tena Orozco and husband Eddie, Laura Konecny and husband Raymond and Misty Monceaux. Grandchildren; Ryan and Lauren Lively, Rylie, Christian, and Rian Thompson, Jimmy Shafer, Brandon Hanson, Justin Hanson, Lauren Shafer Lpassed, Daniela Clark, Kristal Nunley and Lynndsay Roane, along with great grandchildren and a host of friends and extended family.
Memorial Services will be held at the First United Pentecostal Church of Orange, 3406 Edgar Brown Drive, Orange, TX, at 2:00pm on Saturday, November 2nd. The family will receive guests during a time of visitation between 12:30 - 2:00pm, just prior to the service. Officiates will be Reverends Cody Thompson, Charles Treadway, and Gary Wheeler.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Chris Gamblin, David Glover, Ryan Lively, David Nunley, Michael Mitchell, and Joshua Willis.
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