KERNERSVILLE - Mary Catherine Carden McKeel, 82, passed away June 25, 2013.
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Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Kernersville with Pastor Dr. Stephen D. Martin officiating. Interment services will follow at 2 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington.
The family will visit with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel.
A native of Alamance County, she was born the daughter of the late Lelah Conklin and Allie Carden on Sept. 19, 1930. She graduated from the former Burlington High School Class of 1948. She later graduated from the North Carolina Hospital Nursing School in 1951. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Alamance General Hospital from 1951 until 1962. She later worked at the VA Medical Center in Durham and she received her BS degree in Nursing from NC Central University in 1970. She retired from the VA Medical Center in 1990. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kernersville and faithfully served in the choir and was a member of the Shirley Walker Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her son, Coleman Garner and wife Liza of Kernersville; grandchildren, Catherine Garner and Sally Garner; sister, Allie Mae Phillippie and Glenn of Burlington.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Dorothy Carden Coble; and brothers, Frank Eugene Carden, and Arthur Gaston Carden.
Friends and family may sign and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, c/o Choir Ministry Fund, 401 Oakhurst Street, Kernersville, NC 27284 or Hospice of Forsyth, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from June 25 to June 26, 2013