Susan McDonald

Posted by btsadmin on August 6, 2015

Susan McDonald was a long time friend and colleague of Dusky susan 1.jpgNorsworthy and Mark Thompson.  She was a friend, an aunt and sister. She was well -loved by those who knew her.  She was always laughing and positive.  On the morning of August 1, 2015, Susan went to pick her friend up in Cordova, TN to volunteer for a 5K race at Overton Square. Moments after arriving in her friend's driveway, Susan was shot after a brief struggle during what might have been a robbery or car jacking. 

This was a senseless, cold-blooded murder of a wonderful and beautiful person.  Her killer, got nothing from her, but her friends and family will never be the same.  

Susan's family has total faith in the Memphis Police Department but also understands they need assistance from the public.  Someone knows who committed this heinous act and hope they will go forward.  To aid this, an account has been setup by her family for the sole purpose of raising a REWARD fund for the person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of this murderer.  All funds generated on this site will be given to Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County.  All funds will be earmarked for Susan McDonald's murder case only.  No dollar amount is too small.  Susan's family would like to thank everyone for their donation, prayers, love and support during this difficult time.


Susan was a free spirit who loved her family, her friends, her pets, and was endearing to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Carolyn, and is survived by three brothers, one sister, and three nieces. Her brothers are Eddie McDonald (Cathy), Kelly McDonald (Emily), Kevin McDonald, and her sister Tracy. Her three nieces are Caitlin McDonald, Abby McDonald, and Erin McDonald. The family will hold visitation at Canale Funeral Directors on Thursday, August 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on Friday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m. Her ashes will be buried at a later date by the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in her name to Memphis Crime Stoppers, the Alzheimer’s Society, The Overton Park Levitt Shell, or the Memphis Humane Society. - 

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