Mother Chelcie D. Mckinnie age 88 of Campbellton, FL passed away Wednesday March 21, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Saturday March 24th at the New Bethel CME Church located 2487 Hwy 2 Campbellton, FL with the Reverends Freeman Walker Sr., Jessie Rogers, Randy McMillan, Richard Peterson Sr., and Prophet Willie Clark officiating. Interment will follow in the St Paul Cemetery with Mckinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing. A public viewing will be held from 2 to 6p.m. Friday March 23rd at the Mckinnie Funeral Home Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Road Campbellton, FL.
Mother Chelcie Dillard-McKinnie was born July 28, 1929 in Greenwood, Florida, to the late Ned Dillard, Sr. and Priscilla Glover-Dillard-Myrick.
She professed Christ at an early age and joined St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church, where she was recognized as the Mother of the Church.
She was united in Holy Matrimony for 70 years to Shira McKinnie, Sr. on August 18, 1947, in Campbellton, FL, where she leaves a legacy of strong family values, hard work, commitment, and love...
She worked at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, in Dothan, AL, where, upon her retirement, she was the center’s oldest and longest- tenured employee with over 30 years of experience. In her leisure time, she loved to fish, sew, cook, and bake. She, loved passionately and unconditionally, and she loved to fish, fish, fish, and did we forget to mention, fish?
She was preceded in death by five siblings; and three children, Linda, Larry and Frazier McKinnie.
As part of her legacy, she leaves cherished fruits of her life with: Her husband Shira Mckinnie Sr.
Ten Children: Jelterow McKinnie, Sr., Johnny M. McKinnie (Earlene), Christine McKinnie Daniels (Selma), Shira McKinnie Jr. (Mary Christine), Matthew C.C. McKinnie, Sr. (Joyce C.), Randolph L. McKinnie, Sr. (Wanda), Willis F. McKinnie, Sr. (Deborah), Adrienne McKinnie, Alex B. McKinnie, (Joyce G..) and Phillipia S. McKinnie (Allison). (30) Grandchildren; (42) great-grand children, and numerous great- great grandchildren; (4) brother in-laws: Eloied Odell McKinnie and Reverend William Harvey, Mancefield and John Hitchmon; (3) sister in-laws: Mary Lois McKinnie-Britt, Cathy Nell McKinnie-Murray, and Eleanor McKinnie- Jones; A special cousin whom she treated as a son Majid Shabazz as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other close relatives, and friends.