Fallen Hero: SP5 Jacqueline “Jackie” Dodds Donahoe (Serv)

Crystal Springs

Funeral Home

Stringer Funeral Home

Crystal Springs


Saturday, May 6th, 10-11 am, Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church, Crystal Springs, MS.


Memorial service, Saturday, May 6th, 11 am, Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church, Crystal Springs, MS.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Apr 30, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home. SP5 Jacqueline “Jackie” Dodds Donahoe (Serv), age 76, who had served as a member of the MS Army National Guard and served within HQ STARC and worked at USPFO-MS, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Jacqueline “Jackie” Dodds Donahoe, 76, had her home-going on April 30, 2023. Visitation will be Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10am-11am with service at 11am, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, MS. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.

Jackie was preceded in death by her son William Luke Donahoe, her sisters; Barbara Ann Lee and Sandra Pace, and her parents William Robert Dodds and Annice Young Dodds.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, James “Buddy” Donahoe Jr; son, Robert “Brad” Donahoe (Misty Odom Donahoe); grandchildren, Emry Sage and Luke “LB” Bradley Donahoe. Sister; Donna Hudson (Johnnie), and many nieces and nephews.

Jackie was a native of Copiah County, MS. She graduated in 1965 from Hazlehurst High School and earned a degree in Business from Hinds JC. She served our country in the MS National Guard for over a decade. She then taught kindergarten at FBC Crystal Springs where she touched countless lives, including her future daughter in law. She went on to serve the United States Postal Service until she retired in 2009.

Jackie spent her retirement devoting her time and love to her husband, son, daughter in law, grandchildren, and sisters. She loved to grow flowers and tomatoes, and to feed and watch birds. She played piano and sang often at church. She was a valued member of the McDowell Music Club. She enjoyed being a longtime member of Lake Copiah where she loved to picnic with her husband and watch her grandchildren swim. She had a special bond with her grandbabies, who lovingly called her

Jackie was a Christian, raised in Smyrna Baptist Church, and a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church for over 40 years. She immensely treasured her church family. She was deeply involved in serving and loving her brothers and sisters in Christ.

In her last years, when her body began to fail her, the fire in her soul could not be extinguished. She was tenderly cared for by her devoted husband, son, and daughter in law. Her incredible caregivers; Mary Holliday, Chrissy Carlisle, Glenda Barnett, and Ashley Zeigler. Her caregivers became family and she loved them dearly.

She was an exceptionally devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She beautifully impacted so many people. She was widely loved and will be greatly missed.