Addison John-Paul McKinley
Addison John-Paul McKinley, 14, of Petal, died June 18, 2013, at Forrest General Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church in Petal, followed by burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Addison was a student in the Petal School District and had just completed the 8th grade. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. His hobbies included playing golf, football and baseball. An outdoor enthusiast, he also loved riding dirt bikes, hunting and fishing.
Addison was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jimmy and Kathy Addison, Gene Graham and Johnny McKinley.
He leaves behind his parents, Paul and Beth McKinley, his sister, Gabrielle McKinley and his grandmother, Jean Graham, all of Petal.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at the church.
Addison will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He lived his life to the fullest and the following quote fits him perfectly.
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What a ride!' Keep on riding, #15!