Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Johnson McKinney, 83, will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Chaplin Buster Bailey in Rocky Mount Cemetery. Interment will follow under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Plain Dealing.
Visitation will be held today (Thursday) from 5 until 8 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, Plain Dealing.
Mrs. McKinney was born April 15, 1929 in Rocky Mount to Ernest Clark and Mary "Mamie" Burks Johnson and passed away Sept. 12, 2012 in Springhill.
She was a lifelong resident of Rocky Mount, a member and elder of Rocky Mount Presbyterian Church and graduated from Rocky Mount High School. Mrs. McKinney also graduated from the Confederate Memorial Nursing School of Shreveport and was a retired RN. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Michael "Mike" McKinney and wife, Vicky of Plain Dealing; grandchildren, Weston McKinney and Lee McKinney and wife, Tori; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Peyton, Cody, Cassidy and Jackson; and sisters, Gloria Marie Whittaker of Ft. Worth, Texas and Monty Thurman of Springhill.
Mrs. McKinney was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Jackson "Jack" McKinney on March 17, 1999; and brother, John C. Johnson.
Serving as pallbearers will be Don Lindsey, Terry Lindsey, Weston McKinney, Lee McKinney, Jeff Jenkins and Greg Smotherman.
A special thanks to the nurses and staff of Carrington Place Nursing Home, the Unit and Agape' Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
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