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John Michael McDonnell, Jr.

November 28, 1964 — January 17, 2022

John Michael McDonnell, Jr.

John Michael McDonnell, Jr. of Biloxi, MS, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the age of 57.

Mr. McDonnell was born in Biloxi, MS on November 28, 1964. He was the supervisor of Biloxi City Cemetery for 30+ years. Mr. McDonnell loved his family, animals and his Green Bay Packers.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Alvin McDonnell; his brother, Little Jude McDonnell; his father, John Michael “Mike” McDonnell, Sr.; his grandparents, Alvin Mamie “Ma” McDonnell, Rudy Balius and Don and Joyce Wright; his nephew, Jeffrey and Nathan McDonnell; his uncles, Jude McDonnell and Tommy McDonnell; and his great-grandmother, Josephine O’Conner.

Mr. McDonnell leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth “Liz”; his mother, Bronwyn (David) Delancey; his furbabies, Sam, Sandy and Mac; his loving family, Landon, Jacob, Ivan, Thomas, Jaelyn, Jeffrey (Jessica), Darrell, Tabitha, Kevin, John Michael McDonnell, III, Karissa “Sissa Jean”, David (Karianne) Selina (Curtis), Jessica (Jimmy); numerous nieces and nephews; his best friends, Mark and Tony Mattina, Pat Wright, Dougie Hopkins, Morris “Mo” Handler and Michael Handler; and his crew, Big Will, Gary, Howie, Austin and Ernie.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Olivia Hightower, MD, Katie and Lindsey.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made in Mr. McDonnell’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org/donate or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A Graveside Service will be held at Biloxi City Cemetery on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the McDonnell family.

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