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Kataryna Onyx McDonald

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The morning of December 19, 2022 Kataryna (Onyx) McDonald passed from this world after a five-year fight with Type 1 Diabetes. The hole in our lives that remains will never be filled. Onyx was a beautiful bright light that showed love freely and effortlessly. 

They had a true love of art, cosplay, conventions, movies and music, and they found such joy in working for haunted houses. They spent 3 years at Sinister Suites in Griffin, GA as well as this past Halloween season with House of Four Scythes in Cumming, GA. They were loved by many, and their reach extended beyond the borders of their home state; their best friend, Seth Howe in Canada, and “adopted son” Zeke Payne in South Dakota, among many others. They were the “mom” figure in their circle of friends, as they were always there for anyone in a time of need.

Our loss of this sweet child was not in vain. They have gone on to help upwards of 45 others in need. All they ever wanted to do was help people, and even in death, their legacy will live on through the lives of others.

This holiday season, Onyx leaves behind their mother, Vicki McDonald and partner Shaylyn Gilreath of Griffin, father Matt McDonald and fiancée Cynthia Shambarger of Cumming, brothers Drew Urspruch, Stephen Naaman and Luke McDonald; sisters Izabella Jenkins and Emmilaine Murphy, their sweet baby niece Abby, nephews Grayson and Jaxon, boyfriend Matthew Triplett, aunt Danielle Siegel, cousin Josiah Siegel and countless other friends and family. The family asks in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund or a local LGBTQ+ support organization, in memory of our beautiful Onyx. 

Visitation will be held at 12pm on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Georgia Funeral Care located at 4671 S. Main St. Acworth, GA, followed by their celebration of life, which has been lovingly dubbed ONYXCON, to be held in the chapel at 2pm. In true Onyx fashion, please come as you would dress on any other day. Any and all cosplay costumes are highly encouraged and appreciated. 

For family and friends that are unable to join us in person, Onyx’s service will be live streamed via Zoom on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, USA from the Chapel of Georgia Funeral Care. Note that the virtual waiting room will be open at 1:30 PM EST, US. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8561271071

If you have any difficulty logging into Zoom, please contact our Zoom Broadcaster, Don by text messaging him at (404) 695-5084.

If you would like to join the family and close friends for a meal after the service, please RSVP so that we ensure space and enough food. http://evite.me/CAw1zcC1Qc

11 Comments To "Kataryna Onyx McDonald"

Tang On Jan 11 2023 at 1pm
Ill miss you onyx, you were a great friend too many. We all love you, from youre fellow discord friends and tsbs. Bye onyx, rest well. Reply to this comment
Kellee On Jan 09 2023 at 4pm
Rest Easy Sweet Angel Onyx, so glad i got to meet you in this life. Much love to the family. Love all of you Reply to this comment
Jasmine Sawalmah On Jan 07 2023 at 10pm
I may not have known Kataryna but I know how much they’ve meant to so many others, including the people I support. May they continue to light the way for their friends & family’s future. Reply to this comment
Jason Marz On Jan 07 2023 at 10pm
Though I wasn’t able to have you in my life for very long, the bit where you where there meant the world to me. We’ll all miss you Onyx, Rest In Peace Reply to this comment
MiraKira On Jan 07 2023 at 10pm
I never got to meet them. I wish I could so I could of made lasting memories with them and become good friends. I can't believe they are really gone. Reply to this comment
Kaden Van Note On Jan 06 2023 at 9pm
Kat i’m gonna miss you a lot, you were my first friend at the haunt and i love the time we would hang out and just joke around before we would work, you made working at the haunt very fun and easy, you helped me out when my voice was shot from the night before and i appreciate everything, i’m gonna miss you a ton and so is everyone else Reply to this comment
Marilyn Delgado On Jan 05 2023 at 10pm
So sorry you left this world so young baby girl. Your family loved you more than you know. I hope in heaven you have a first dance with the angels. Rest in Peace. Reply to this comment
Reagan On Jan 05 2023 at 10pm
you will dearly be missed Onyx. The haunt’s never gonna be the same without you. You were such an awesome and silly person to be around and I could never keep a straight face when you were cracking jokes and being silly. I will forever miss you. Reply to this comment
Dayanna Lang On Jan 03 2023 at 11pm
I'm so sorry for the loss of this sweet angel, I know I didn't really know them but I heard that they were an amazing person. Reply to this comment
Matt On Jan 03 2023 at 11pm
Well miss onyx dearly I hope you are happy wherever you are onyx good luck.. Reply to this comment
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