Robert Donerson

Published 12:58 pm Monday, March 22, 2010

Services for Robert “Bill” Donerson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. John Carroll Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with family present from 5 until 6.

Mr. Donerson died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Patient’s Choice Medical Center in Port Gibson. He was 59.

A Vicksburg native, he graduated in 1972 from Rosa A. Temple High School. He received a carpentry degree from Hinds Vocational Center. He was a member of Christian Home No. 1 Baptist Church.

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Mr. Donerson worked as a carpenter in Louisiana, Illinois and various areas in Mississippi. He was employed by Stone and Webster Co. at Grand Gulf. He was a member of Carpenters Local Union 303.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Donerson Sr.; his maternal grandparents, Natlee Kelly and Frank Williams; his paternal grandparents, Robert “Bob” and Mary Harris Donerson; and a brother, Donald Donerson.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Claudia Ellen Donerson of Vicksburg; one daughter, Makita Donerson Gillespie of Forney, Texas; his mother, Thelma Williams Donerson of Vicksburg; five sisters, Mary D. Gaines of Vicksburg, Patricia D. Maniece of Detroit, Linda D. Hardaway of Jonesboro, Ga., Tricia Smith of Peachtree, Ga., and Thea D. Fox of Gary, Ind.; six brothers, Ronald Donerson and Larry Donerson, both of Vicksburg, Spencer Donerson of Fairburn, Ga., Darren Donerson of Oswego, Ill., Karl Donerson of Springfield, Va., and Todd Donerson of Omaha, Neb.; one granddaughter; and cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Mary Lou Harris, Herbert Jackson and members of the Gaines, Williams, Curtis, Reed and Holmes families.