Margaret Leebrick McKinney, 84 of Bedford, passed on to her heavenly home Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was born on Friday, Nov. 2, 1928 in Lynchburg. Margaret was a devoted and loving wife to the late James "Sonny" McKinney for 34 years. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Doris Buffano, a son, Ray Tyree and a daughter, Peggy Croft. Margaret was a Christian and held her membership with Suck Spring Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and retired from Sam Moore Furniture in Bedford. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking and especially enjoyed a good game of bingo. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Ron Tyree and wife, Debbie of Moneta, Tony McKinney and wife, Sharon of Bedford, Jeff McKinney and wife, Stephanie of Roanoke. She adored her grandchildren, Patricia, Barbara Jean, Ray Jr., Vickie, Jeremy, Chris, Corbett, Kirsten and Jake.. her last spoken words were about them. She was also blessed with great-grandchildren, C.J., Ethan and Nicole; as well as one great great grandchild. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Oakwood Health & Rehab., Med Surg. and ICU staffs at Bedford Hospital, Roanoke Memorial staff on the twelfth floor and especially to the Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Bedford Ride, 1613 Oakwood Street, Bedford, VA 24253. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm at the graveside Suck Spring Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Parr officiating. Friends may call Wednesday after 12 noon and the family will receive friends from 5 until 8 pm at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, VA 24523-1803
Published in Bedford Bulletin from May 22 to May 23, 2013