Wendy Tett McDonald

Born: 03/31/1957 Passed:

Wendy Tett McDonald was born and raised in Alliance attending grade school there and later moving to Canton where she graduated from GlenOak High School. Wendy was an accomplished Clarinet musician earning a scholarship and First Chair in High School. Wendy proudly went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Malone University.

Wendy was preceded in death by her parents, Earlene Tett and Charles Kline and her brother Steven Wheeler. She leaves two sons to cherish her memory, Tawann (Cortnie) Smalls and Terrence Smalls, siblings Diana (Baye) Dickey-Olutosin, Dwight Wheeler, Patricea Wheeler, Patricia (Earl) Peoples and grandchildren, Malachi, Terrence, Toriana and Royal.

Wendy retired from The City of Canton where she held numerous positions. An avid reader and wordsmith, Wendy excelled in matters of business and public service helping many with various clerical needs and holding many volunteer positions. Wendy was President and CEO of Success Unlimited where she assisted clients with writing books, grants and other ventures. Wendy founded and facilitated The Relationship Café providing Bible studies and positive motivational group programs to help everyone improve their spiritual and personal lives until her health prevented her from this ministry that she dearly loved. Wendy was an ordained Minister and often prayed and counseled others dealing with life’s tough issues. Wendy was most proud to portray the part of Elizabeth Keckly at the National First Ladies Library, providing details of Elizabeth’s life as a slave and dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. During her rich lifetime, Wendy obtained her Mediation license; volunteered with the Hall of Fame festivities; modeled for Kent State University Art department; assisted in editing The Freedoms Journal; was President of the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority neighbors association at Shortridge Villa and assisted her friends and family in many other activities.

Wendy exhibited the love of Christ in how she treated everyone. She never held a grudge and she always thought outside the box! Her bright smile and genuine love will be missed by everyone that knew her!

Favorite Scripture:

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

5 Tributes to Wendy Tett McDonald

  1. Christina Toney says:

    Wendy was an active member of the CODI (City of Diversified Industry) of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals. We learned from her seminars and programs. She was professional in dress and attitude. We are very sad in her passing; Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to her family.

  2. Bev Bevington says:

    Wendy worked for me as a high school student in Civil Service MANY years ago. Altho she was the student and I was the manager, she was the one that taught ME SO much. She loved the Lord and I always enjoyed hearing her sing to commercials. I believe that everyone we meet in life, we meet for a reason. Wendy is one of those people that I rejoice in meeting on my life’s pathway. You were an inspiration my dear friend! Until we meet again on the other side, go fly high on that mountain and I will listen for your beautiful voice every now and again. I know you are basking in the light of the Father’s right hand!!!

  3. Julie Haymond Peterson says:

    I worked with Wendy at the Canton City Law Department. I have fond memories of stories about her boys and family. Anytime I ran into Wendy in recent years I was met with a smile, great memories, and a huge hug. I am so sad that she is no longer on earth, but confident she is smiling and singing in heaven. Love you Wendolyn!!!

  4. Joyce Isles says:

    Wendy was a true blessing in my life. We worked and bonded together with Leucile Tibbs, at the Canton Urban League in the 70s, I moved to Cali in ’81, but we always stayed in touch. Whenever I came home, she would always find me, light up the room with her smile, and add that special joy to my trip. I, in turn rolled out the red carpet when she visited Cali. She would sometimes refer to me as a celebrity, when in reality she is my SHERO. I regret not knowing more about her health issues, but I know I will see her again, as we still have things to do together. I love and miss you, Wendy, but am happy you are with the Lord, and suffer no more. Rest easy babe, Until we meet again..

  5. Charlese Sidney Mason says:

    May God who grants comfort be with you and your family. No words can unbreak your hearts now, but I hope these words of hope will bring you a measure of comfort as you navigate this journey of grief. Our loving Creator has promised to end our grief permanently, when death is no longer. “God will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) For “In the Christ all will be made alive”. (1 Corinthians 15:21, 22) may you find comfort through prayer, friends and scriptures. Lean on “… the Father of ten-der mercies and the God of all comfort…” (2Corinthians 1:3, 4.) I wish in your heart, instead of tears, blue skies and clear weather. God says; “I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. I am healing you.” (2 Kings 20:5)

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