Mary Lou McDonough was born January 1, 1923. She passed away September 2, 2017.

With gratitude, we remember the life of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Lou McDonough. Mary Lou was born (ringing in the New Year of 1923) in Dallas, Texas to Marcus David and Minnie Speck Jameson. After a long convalescence, she died at home in Midlothian, Texas at the age of 94.

Mary Lou grew up in Oak Cliff where she graduated from Adamson High School. In 1941 she met and married Colby McDonough – a marriage that would last for 67 years. Shortly after their marriage they briefly moved to California, returning to Oak Cliff at the beginning of WW II. It was in 1972 that Mary Lou was convinced to move to “the country” (Midlothian) which she soon learned to love, and lived there the rest of her life.

She was a fabulous cook, an excellent seamstress, and an artist all of her life. She loved drawing and painting and was almost always in charge of decorating for any event held by one of her many clubs and organizations. Mary Lou loved the Lord Jesus and was very much involved with teaching children of all ages at the Southern Baptist Church. She also had a heart for the poor and spent many hours volunteering for anyone in need. At the end of her life when volunteering was not possible, Mary Lou was an inspiration to many as we watched her count her blessings even when paralyzed and blind.

Mary Lou is survived by her son Patrick of Midlothian, daughter Cheryl McDonough Bryant (husband Ronald) of Seattle, grandsons, Jonathan Bryant (wife Austin), Jason Bryant (wife Marisa), and 3 great-grandchildren – Mikayla, Audrey and Maxwell Bryant.

Memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.