Charles Edward McDonald age 32, passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2021 due to an illness. He was born June 29,1988 in the District of Columbia to Sheila McDonald and the late Charles McDonald Sr. He married his Tuscarora High School sweetheart Joi' K. Pryor, on June 20, 2014.\r\n\r\nCharles, affectionately known to all who knew and loved him as "CJ". With a quiet but undaunting demeanor, CJ was the most interesting and intellectual person that you could ever know. He loved exotic cooking and mostly enjoyed downtime on his racing simulator, video games, golfing and pursuing competitive knowledge, that made him an effective Team Leader on his job at Northrop Grumman.\r\nCJ next passion was to obtain a Sports Car Club License (SCCA) to participate in the Porsche Carrera Cup one day. He also loved watching NASCAR, Dragon Ball Z, wrestling, and UFC.\r\n\r\nHis life was a living example of his favorite Bible verse, " For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7, which was well illuminated through his strength, while not feeling his best.\r\n\r\nIn addition to his wife, Joi' K. Pryor, Charles is survived by: brother, Bryant McLean; uncles, Maurice Brodie, James Cooper, and Allen McDonald; cousins, Aretha, Derwin, Marveen Cooper, Christina and Jr. Thorne, Cathy Riggleman, and Eric Pownall; aunt, Barbara Thorne; brother in law, Stevie Pryor Jr.; sister in law, Essence Minter; and host of other relatives. He loved them all and they touched him deeply in one way, or another.\r\n\r\nPlease join us in celebrating the life of Charles E. McDonald Jr.\r\n\r\nServices will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home located at 110 W. South Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Public Viewing will begin at 8:30 am. The Family Hour will be held from 9 am to 10 am, at which time the funeral service will begin. The service can be viewed via live stream at 10 am by going to http://www.garylrollinsfuneralhome.com. \r\n\r\n\r\nDuring the time of the family hour, visitors are welcome to come, view and offer their condolences to the family. Visitors are expected to exit the chapel upon the arrival of new guests. This allows more people the opportunity to greet the family without exceeding Covid restriction limitations. At the start of the service time, only those indicated by the family will be permitted to stay. Others may watch the service via live stream through the funeral home website in their vehicles. Upon conclusion of the service, everyone may congregate outside of the funeral home as we prepare for the procession to the cemetery. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gary L.Rollins Funeral Home.