Mrs. Hettie McKinney, age 86, of Lewisburg, Tennessee, died Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Hermitage, Tennessee. Mrs. McKinney was born in Marshall County and was preceded in death by her father, Riley Cecil Harrison and mother, Bertie Blalock Harrison Luppens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William “Bob” McKinney, who died in 2006. She was a homemaker and retired from East Tennessee Natural Gas Company in Belfast, Tennessee.
Hettie served her Lord faithfully as an active member of First Baptist Church in Lewisburg until her health declined. She found a new group of ladies with which to fellowship and worship at Life Worth Living Ministries in Shelbyville, TN. Mrs. Evelyn never missed a day singing, reading scripture and ministering to Mrs. Hettie. These ladies were her family and caregivers for over four years and were dearly loved by Mrs. Hettie and her entire family.
She then moved to Charter Senior Living Memory Care unit in Hermitage, TN where she was given care by a kind and loving staff until her passing. Mrs. Hettie’s family wishes to thank the entire Memory Care staff for the love, patience and kindness they provided.
Mrs. McKinney is survived by her daughters, Cindy Curtis, Mt. Juliet, TN, Mitzi (Calvin) Whaley, Wheel Community; sisters, Mary Emma Scott, Knoxville, TN, Paulette Eddy, Jacksonville, FL, Betty Wright, Gulf Breeze, FL; brother, Jimmy Harrison, Petersburg, TN; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In light of the Coronavirus health crisis, there will be no visitation and a private family graveside service will be held with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. Please know that online tributes thru the funeral home website are equally appreciated.
Family members request no flowers or gifts, rather please make donations in memory of Mrs. Hettie to Life Worth Living Ministries, P. O. Box 1803, Shelbyville, TN 37162-1803 or Bible and Literature Missionary Foundation, 2101 Hwy. 231South, Shelbyville, TN 37160.