Clara Bullard McDonald, 90, passed away at her home in Woodlake, on December 26, 2021, surrounded by family, love and warmth becoming our Christmas angel. She was born on March 31, 1931 and was the first born daughter of Jennings Ralph and Rosa Bullard. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ishmael "Mac" McDonald, her parents and brother Taft Bullard; sisters-in-law Nell McDonald and Willie Lou Gilchrist.\n\nShe married Ishmael McDonald of the Flat Branch community in 1948. Destined to live out an amazing life of caring for the elders in her community, assisting in their last moments of life. Clara was known for her feisty personality and raging red hair which made her a favorite with everyone she encountered. She was no stranger to hard work and co-managed the family farm with her husband of 72 years in Anderson Creek. She later established a thriving business, "Clara McDonald's Demo Service," which offered promotion and sales for various products to major companies in the food and beverage industry. She deeply enjoyed building this successful venture, working all over North Carolina and Virginia. Clara found pleasure in sharing her success with family, as family was paramount and the focus of her long life.\n\nShe and Mac had a lifelong love story and were completely in love and dedicated to one another. They celebrated 72 years of marriage days before Mac's passing at 94 in February of 2020. Where there was one of them, there was the other. Clara supported and encouraged the love of her life, Mac, in his many years of ministry with Palestine and Erwin Presbyterian Church traveling to Erwin and Fayetteville on early Sunday Mornings continuing until their elder years. Linda Ann McDonald, their only daughter, was the "apple of their eye." The most enduring relationships in her life were that of her very close knit family. She was very active in the lives of both grandchildren, Jennifer Taylor Reid and Elliott McDonald Taylor and contributed to their successes in many ways. When Jennifer and Tod had their first child, Michael Tod Reid, Jr, she traveled to their home in Little River, SC to care for her great-grandson and their special relationship developed. This continued when Jennifer and Tod moved back to Moore County after the birth of second great grandson, Austin Taylor Reid.\n\nBuilding and designing the family home in Bunnlevel was one of Clara and Mac's greatest accomplishments. Grandson Elliott and wife Tiffany now live in this beautiful home that they recently renovated. Their children Brooks and Grace are now playing in the same yard and enjoying the same sunset on the family farm.\n\nShe is survived by only daughter, Linda Ann Taylor and husband, Stuart C. Taylor; grandchildren: Jennifer Taylor Reid and husband, Michael Tod Reid, Elliott McDonald Taylor and wife, Tiffany Dickens Taylor; great grandchildren: Michael Tod Reid, Jr. Austin Taylor Reid, Brooks Elliott Taylor, and Grace Katherine Taylor; brother Hugh Dallas McDonald: nieces Nancy Gilchrist, Carol Johnson, Melissa McDonald and husband Eric Grundstrom, and Susan Sigfrit and husband Rich Sigfrit; nephews, Robert Bullard and family, June and Jessica, and Mark Bullard; brother in law, Hugh Dallas McDonald\n\nA Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, Dec 31st at 2:00 pm at Flat Branch Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bruce Benton officiating. Internment will immediately follow in the church cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday Dec 30, 2021 6:00-8:00 pm at Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake.\n\nRemembrances can be made to the Flat Branch Cemetery Fund or your favorite charity. Services entrusted to Adcock Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Lake.