Camille Donaldson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Camille B. Donaldson
VIRGINIA BEACH—Camille Bailey Donaldson, 61, died Sept. 13, 2008, in a local hospital.
Born Feb. 10, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Roger J. and Margaret Rosser Bailey.
Mrs. Donaldson graduated from Radford College in 1969. She was also a graduate of Averett University with degrees in early childhood education.
She taught for several years in the Virginia Beach public school system until health issues forced her to retire.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, James William Donaldson; son, James Roger Donaldson of Medina, Ohio; and a brother, Charles Bailey of Wakefield.
A talented Christian woman, she genuinely and enthusiastically lived her life according to the principles of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In her early life, she was a very active member of the Rocky Hock United Methodist Church (UMC) in Wakefield, where she and her mother taught Vacation Bible School (VBS) for many years.
As an affiliated member of Courthouse Community UMC in Virginia Beach, she has participated in a wide variety of activities.
She was the first president of the United Methodist Women, taught VBS for several years, was active in many Bible study groups, and started the first church library.
She was a talented artist and used her love of arts and crafts to start the Crafts Bizarre at Courthouse Community UMC. She was currently the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Virginia Beach TRIAD.
She was also instrumental in starting the Neighborhood Watch in her community.
In all of these activities and accomplishments, she exhibited the humility of a servant who never sought nor expected recognition for her efforts.
A memorial service was held Tuesday in Courthouse Community UMC in Virginia Beach, with the Revs. Fred Brockhausen and Fran Cooper presiding.
A reception for her family and friends followed in the church fellowship hall. Burial was private in Rocky Hock Church Cemetery, Wakefield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Courthouse Community UMC, Building Fund, 2708 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
Purviance Chapel, J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Wakefield, assisted the family with arrangements.
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