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Donnell Trotter

October 21, 1969 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 52)


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Donnell Trotter was born on October 21, 1969, to Arthur and Bobbie Trotter in Vance, MS. He is the youngest male of his siblings. God saw you getting weary, He did what He thought best, He put His arms around you and whispered come, take your rest. Donnell passed away at his home on December 29, 2021. He was baptized at True Bibleway Church at an early age under the leadership of Bishop Fred Monroe Dawson.

Donnell was comical but very serious. He loved his family and when we gathered, he entered the door with his own “huge” container, hugged, and was ready to go. But he was really a wise man with a deep sense of knowledge of which he would give, then say “Alright, Alright” and ending with “I love you too.”  Trott4 out.

Donnell attended school in the Clarksdale Municipal School District, graduating in 1987. After graduating, he attended Coahoma Community College before enlisting in the Army as a member of the 479th ORD CO FORSCOM FC as a Motor Transport Operator. He was stationed in Fort Stewart, GA. and served in Desert Storm. Donnell received an honorable discharge in 1995. To his credit, he received an Army Service Ribbon, a National Defense Service Medal, Army Lapel Button, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Sharpshooter Badge (rifle), Expert Badge (grenade). He often talked about his experience of Parachuting. After his discharged, he lived in St. Paul, MN and subsequently return home to Clarksdale.

Donnell is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Bobbie Trotter; siblings: Arthur Hughes, Deborah Trotter Williams, Carolyn Trotter Galmore, Jackie Trotter, James Anthony Trotter; and brother-in-law Benjamin Haggan.

With tearful hearts we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. Donnell leaves to cherish his memory, two sons:  LaMarcus Donnell Moore of Clarksdale and Staff Sergeant Allouweishes E. Dodd, San Diego CA.; three sisters: Deloise Haggan, Charlotte (Roy) Brister, and Victoria (Fred) Brister of Clarksdale, MS; one brother; Gregory (Nicole) Sims of Fairfield, MO: uncle: Robert (Mary) Mackey of Jonestown, MS; aunts Lois Jean Dorsey and Claudia Ann Dorsey both of South Bend, Indiana; God sister: Angela Suggs, and Bonus siblings: Rose Cosby, Bernice Grant, Veronica McDowell, Diane Rowe, a very special longtime friend Pamela Dobb and best friend Fred Cotton. He also leaves to cherish his memory, three grand children: Lasantia Moore of Webb, MS, Lamerica Moore of Clarksdale, and Kaci Williams of Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone; A part of us went with you. The day God called you home.

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January 7, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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507 Ashton Ave
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Graveside Service
January 8, 2022

11:00 AM
McLaurin Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Union Grove

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