On May 9th, in the comforts of her home, Ms. Elizabeth McKay of Greenwood, Florida entered peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was 81 years old.
She accepted Christ at an early age and attended Mount Zion MBC for many years before her health began to fail. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was loved and cherished by family and friends who affectionately called her ‘Liz’. She enjoyed laughing, fishing and eating good food (which she usually prepared). To know her was to love her. She retired from the Jackson County School Board at Sunland after more than 25 years of service, having worked with the Developmentally Disabled students, that she dearly loved.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories six children: Jewel McKay of Greenwood, FL, Lee McKay III of Bradenton, FL, Gina Robinson of Marianna, FL, Sharon Motley (Marcus) of Columbia, SC, Tulani Honablew of Tallahassee, FL and LaRhonda McKay of Eastaboga, AL; one sister: Doris Jones Gibson of Bradenton, FL. nine grandchildren: Tiffany McKay, Shana Davis, Michael Davis, Troshauna Mitchell, Troynicqua Mitchell, Troy Mitchell Jr., Jonathan Franklin Jr., Jayla Honablew and Janai Honablew. eight great-grandchildren: Zapporia Walker, Zamarria Walker, Kasson Pope, Aleiah Mitchell, Trinity Davis, Isaiah Martin, Destiny Martin, Elijah McGriff; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing dear friends.
A public viewing will be held Friday, May 14th from 3-6p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held graveside Saturday, May 15th at 1:00p.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Mark Dudley, Min. Chad Murff and Pastor David Woods officiating. Interment will follow with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.