Cecelia Ann Hegler McDonald
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 12, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 10, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
Let the memory of Cecelia Ann be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Cecelia Ann McDonald, 67, born on January 12, 1948 and passed away on February 10, 2015. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karen Bowles on 12th January 2018

JUst reading last years message was enough to put me over the edge today. I've been sharing photos of you on Facebook and wishing you a Happy birthday in Heaven. I pretty much feel the same way I did last time i wrote here. I miss you so very much. Life is not the same and never will be. The children are growing up and you are now a great grandmother. Blessed we are, yet still and always a puzzle missing a piece.
Happy Birthday in Heaven Mommy
I'll be loving you always"

This tribute was added by Karen Bowles on 13th February 2017

"Mommy... I couldn't bring myself to write here on the anniversary of your death... it took me a few days to just get to this page. I don't like facing this, I'd rather pretend you are at the beach with no phone...like in the old days.
I can repeat I miss you and I love you just any day, not just the date you really passed.
Well, I have found that although the days are the same, the weeks are the same, the months are the same... but when the calendar brings me around to holidays , birthdays and anniversaries.... life begins to feel even emptier than usual and the depression grabs a hold of me and rips me in half. It is a never ending roller coaster of ups and downs that races back around to catch up with you again, over and over, just twisting the knife in my gut.
I always worried what would happen after i lost one of you...it hurts too bad to bear sometimes. Even today, 3 days later I am still a mess without you. What really blows is that there will be no reply here from you, as if I am using messenger. I'll just listen for you elsewhere...in the wind blowing through the trees, the warmth of the sun on my face, the tinkering of the windchimes, the sounds of children laughing. All of these things bring me a sense of you. I know you are with me in spirit and I look forward to hearing the songs that remind me of you, which make me cry again. I take them as a hello from Heaven.
Not for just an hour, not for just a day... I'll be loving you, ALWAYS.

This tribute was added by Karen Bowles on 12th January 2017

"Dear Mommy.... I miss you so much. Thanksgiving and Christmas were especially hard without you. My heart is broken and will never mend. Today is your birthday... I wish we had another one with you here with us, but, it can't be so.
I sure wish you were here to have met your Grandbaby Kayden. He is the light of our lives. You would be so proud. I KNOW with no uncertainty that you held Kayden and kept him safe until he could be with us, and I KNOW he sees you sometimes, just as I feel you. I am glad that in some small way, miraculously in Heaven were angels are born, that he KNOWS you. I know you watch over him.
I love you, I miss you. Happy Birthday in heaven Mommy <3
Kiss for me those who I have loved and lost, and have them give you one from me.
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you ... you look like a monkey, and smell like one too.
I'll be loving you...always, with a love so true, always, not for just an hour, not for just a day... I'll be loving you....ALWAYS.
Katy-Did NOT!"

This tribute was added by Karen Bowles on 10th February 2016

"To my angel mother in heaven...
Its been one year almost to the hour, since you left us to be with our lost loved ones. I miss you more than you will ever know. I know you are watching over our grandson Kayden until it is time for him to come into our world. Thank you, and always be his guardian angel. No words can describe how much you mean to me and how I wish we had had much more time. I'm thankful for the years I had, but will always wish that we'd had more time...
I'll be loving you, always,
With a love so true, always.
Not for just an hour, not for just a day..
I'll be loving you ALWAYS."

This tribute was added by James McDonald on 2nd June 2015

"I will love you ALWAYS!!! Just as i did for 51 years.1 month.and 17 days. You will always be my Blue Angel. I love you. Thank you for loving me."

This tribute was added by Dawn Whitlock on 25th February 2015

"Cecelia will be missed by all. Prayers to the family."

This tribute was added by Deana Davis on 24th February 2015

"Ceann I will never forget the good times we had together. You and I use to have a special bond. Just know Mom and I will always love you.
Give Daddy Al and my brother Wayne Phillips a hug for me. Let them know I miss them and love them. RIP"

This tribute was added by Anthony Stone on 19th February 2015

"My "Aunt Ci Ci"...I will always remember your gentle smile and sincere touch. You where always my protector when I was a child...always quick to defend me...and console me during hard times. I always felt safe, and loved in your arms.What I would give to feel that again...I love you...God speed...Tony."

This tribute was added by Shannon Smith on 18th February 2015

"There are so many stories that I could share about the many adventures that Cecelia and I shared over the years.  Most of them have stayed hidden, and I think that is where they will stay. Suffice it to say they were always wild! Cecelia was a very giving person, sometimes too much. I know that now she is finally in good health and at peace.

Shannon Smith"

This tribute was added by Elaine Hill on 18th February 2015

I can't even begin to imagine what your first week in heaven has been like!  I picture you as a young girl, no longer held captive by a failing body.  I see you running, laughing, breathing deeply of celestial air, enjoying all of the wonder heaven has to offer.  Oh, how we'll miss you here!  But, I know that even if you could, you'd never want to return.  

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31"

This tribute was added by Janet Stone on 15th February 2015

"RIP, Cecelia. I will dwell on the good times and remember those.  I love you, Janet"

This tribute was added by KennedyandDarian Yelton on 15th February 2015

"To begin leaving an adequate and accurate note for this beautiful woman I must start with the warm welcome she gave me when I first came into her family, she gave me the warmest welcome I have felt from anyone. She had a special feel about her to make you feel like you were special and loved. Cecilia could never engage in conversation with me without me gaining a smile before the conversation was over. She was truly someone who was a positive upbeat soul and she left an amazing impression on your day when you seen her and you couldn't help but feel happier that day. For the past 2 years Cecilia filled a place in my heart that seemed to be missing after the loss of my grandmother. She made me understand what it was like to have a grandmother close to me again at this age and it meant the world to me. I never left one time without a kiss on the cheek and her telling me she loved me. For everything she did for me emotionally I will never forget you Cecilia. Your always in my heart and please know you are never forgotten. I love you Ms. Cecilia I know your resting well <3
-Darian K. Yelton"

This tribute was added by Don Bowles on 13th February 2015

"""Cecelia was a staple in the married lives of Karen, my Brother Alvin and their precious daughters for over 23 years.  She lent her wisdom and support to help them over hard times and to celebrate good times.  She nurtured and loved her granddaughters in a way that will be forever ingrained in their memories of her.  I long admired Cecelia. for her selflessness and steadfast resolve to protect and shelter her extended family.  I will miss her presence.  My heartfelt condolences go to her husband, children, grandchildren and to my Brother Alvin, the son-in-law."   Donald K. Bowles""

This tribute was added by Kennedy Bowles on 13th February 2015

"It still feels like im dreaming.. And nothing is real. Like I will wake up and realize all this crying, pain and heartache was just a dream. That I didnt spent these last few days crying my eyes out.. Looking for words to describe the worst day of my life to find that no word can even come close to describe my pain.. So i just sit in silence and cry. My heart feels like it wont ever work right again .. Like a piece left when you did. It hurts to even breathe.. To think. To be awake. Life seems to be almost empty.  Yesterday I knew was inevitable but I was never expecting to come.. I couldnt imagine life without the woman that held my family together. Now I have to live with knowing my grandma wont ever see me grow up.. Get married or have children. I dreamed of seeing the smile on your face when these moments came.. and now thats all I can do. But thats okay.. Because one day Ill be able to see the smile on your face when all of our family is together again, peacefully.
I love you grandma.. Always and forever. Rest easy, I hope its how you dreamed of.
January 12th, 1948 - February 10th, 2015.❤"

This tribute was added by Lori D Kampmann on 13th February 2015

"We wanted to offer our love, prayers and support to all of you.  Please know that God is caring for you through the hands and hearts of others. God Bless your Mother and may God comfort your family.
All our Prayers & Love,
Denise & Frank Kampmann"

This tribute was added by Karen Bowles on 13th February 2015

"Forever, Momma, you will be in my heart.  Kiss for me those that I have loved and lost and finally find those lost pieces of your heart, for you are now with them again forever. May your body be restored to health as it is written in Matthew 11:28... "Jesus said, Come unto me those who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Until I join you there... I love you always <3"

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