Marguerite Joy Donaldson McGraw

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 7, 2019

Marguerite Joy Donaldson McGraw, 86, a lifelong resident of Reserve, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  She was born June 3, 1933 in New Orleans.  Joy was a graduate of Leon Godchaux High School and LSU, where she majored in elementary education.  Following a 20-year career in teaching, Joy and her beloved husband Marvin established Joy’s LaPlace Florist.  She enjoyed being a floral designer and a business owner for nearly 40 years.  She also enjoyed traveling, cooking, Sunday dinners at home with family, and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved wife for 31 years of the late Marvin Phillip McGraw, Jr. Loving mother of Marvin Phillip McGraw, III and wife Camille of Baton Rouge, Pierre Armand McGraw of LaPlace, Maxie Charles McGraw of Mandeville, and Molly Joy McGraw of Reserve.  Sister of Mary William “Billy” Donaldson Louviere, Price Armand Donaldson and the late Pierre Armand Donaldson, Jr.  Also survived by ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to caregiver Trudy Wallace for her compassion, friendship and skilled assistance that made Joy’s final days comfortable and peaceful.

A private graveside service was held at Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville, Mississippi on Friday, September 6, 2019.  Arrangements by L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062.

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