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Joan Waters McDonald

June 9, 1943 — December 31, 2023

Lake Butler

Joan Waters McDonald, age 80, passed away on December 31, 2023, at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL. She was born on June 9, 1943, in her beloved hometown of Lake Butler, FL, to the late Lonnie "L.V." and Georgia Martin Waters. She devoted many years of service to the Bradford County Sheriff's Department as a dispatcher, playinng a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of her community. Outside of work, Joan found happiness in gardening. Her green thumb was evident in the vibrant flowers and thriving plants that adorned her home. Tending to her garden brought her immense joy and allowed her creativity to bloom alongside the flowers she nurtured.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Kevin Dean Underhill; and siblings, Mary Jane Waters, Eloise Monds, Earl Waters, Alvin Waters, and Correne Stringer.

On January 8, 2024, friends and family will gather to pay their respects and celebrate Joan's remarkable life. Visitation will take place from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Archer-Milton Funeral Home. This will be followed by a funeral service beginning 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest immediately following the service at Oak Grove Cemetery. 

Joan is survived by her husband of 25 years, Peter McDonald; her children: Dale (Maria) Underhill of Starke; Beth (Bob) Boone of Lake Butler, and Kenneth Tetstone of Lake Butler and grandchildren: Jennifer (Justin) Fischer, Samantha (Billy) Brooks, Athens Underhill, Dale Joseph Underhill, and Andrea (Kyle) Brooks; her great-grandchildren: Gracelyn, Preston, Tyrus, Isaiah, Rosie, Wesley, Ryker, and Benjamin; siblings: Robert (Pat) Waters, Margaret Stansel, Ted (Jean) Waters, Jeanette (Jake) Bielling, and Madeline (Mark) Richardson; and a massive number of extended family and friends.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home. 386-496-2008 www.ArcherFuneralHome.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, January 8, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Archer-Milton Funeral Home

55 N Lake Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 8, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Archer-Milton Funeral Home

55 N Lake Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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Interment

Monday, January 8, 2024

Immediately following the service

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