Rose McDonald is the daughter of the late Eddie and Alberta Triplett of Louisville, MS and the granddaughter of the late Tee Haynes and
Quince Harrison. Rose is the sister of Willie (Buddy) Triplett and Helen Glass, both of Louisville, MS and treasurers of her friendship with her sister-in-law, Joycie Triplett. She has an extensive family throughout the area.
On May 10, 2014, Rose returned to her alma mater, Alcorn State University, to receive a “Golden Diploma,” handed out annually to members of a graduating class from 50 years before. In this case, McDonald was joined by the Class of 1964 in receiving the honor. McDonald recently retired from teaching after 50 years in education. She served as a teacher in Alabama for seven years before returning to work for 43 years in the Wayne County School District. McDonald celebrated the occasion with her children, grandchildren and several other close family members and friends. McDonald says she plans to enjoy her retirement by simply relaxing, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.