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DONALDSON, Nancye Louise Caesar  -

DONALDSON, Nancye Louise Caesar

DONALDSON, Nancye Louise Caesar, age 87 of Dayton, OH, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Nancye was born on September 28, 1930 in Dayton to the late Leroy Thomas Caesar and Lula Mae (Reed) Caesar.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph M. Donaldson, Jr. and brothers, Leroy Jr., Clarence, Leonard, Robert and Paul. Nancye graduated from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1948. She attended University of Dayton and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Capital University.  She was a lifelong member of Zion Baptist Church and dedicated her life to serving its mission. Her career began working with Dayton Public Libraries and culminated after 33 years of distinguished Federal Service with the United States Air Force. She was very active in her church serving on numerous committees, was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and an avid supporter of her community and the arts. She is survived by her daughter, Nanine (José) Martinez; sons, Calvin Mitchell and Ralph C. Donaldson; grandsons, Luis Pabon and Maximiliano Martinez; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn sister-in-law Annie Belle Caesar along with a host of devoted nieces, nephews, other family and close friends. Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 am this Friday, November 17, 2017 at Zion Baptist Church, 1684 Earlham Dr. Dayton, OH 45406 with Rev. Dr. Rockney Carter officiating. Viewing 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Family will receive friends at 8:30 a.m. Interment, Dayton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Nancye’s memory to Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (www.dcdc.org

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