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.
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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