Airlane McKinney(1959-2013)

Airlane McKinney passed away peacefully at Sutter Solano Medical Center Thursday, (January 3, 2013) at 54 years of age surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Her appearance captured the eyes of all onlookers. But more importantly, the real beauty was from within. A woman of true elegance, Airlane will be remembered for the endless love and compassion that she showed others in the years this world was blessed to have her.
Airlane leaves to cherish her memories: her mother Callie Moorie; daughters, Tynesia McKinney, Lacretia Rubalcava; son Antoine McKinney; sister, Betty Williams; brothers, Roy Moore and Arie Cook; and Loving grandchildren, Kim Moore, Josh Lane, Idalis Rubalcava, Taryn Rubalcava, Savannah , Madysen Young, Mehkie "KiKi" Rubalvava, and Liliana "LiLi" McKinney; 5 beautiful nieces, 2 handsome nephews, 4 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew; 1 uncle, James Moore and many other loving relatives and friends.
Airlane is preceded in death, by her father Jessie Moore, and sisters Cora, Emma, and Opal; Aunts Francis Rhymes, Chadie Houston, Nellie Young, Alma Alberty, and Uncle Grady Cooks.
Airlane will be truly missed.
A Memorial Service held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Howard Chapel A.M.E. ZION; 311 South Douty Hanford, CA 93230.

Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Jan. 24, 2013