Julia T. McKinney
1930 - 2021
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Julia T. McKinney, age 90, passed away on February 20, 2021 at the Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, Alabama. She was born on May 21, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Anita) of Decatur and David (Nancy) of Birmingham; daughter, Gayle Allgood (Robert) of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Andrea Carter (Jay), Amy Smith (Ches), Allison Grill (Pat), Ashley Williams (Ben), Neal Allgood (Jayme), and Shannon Ray (Collin); and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Edward L. McKinney; her parents, Chester E. Thrash and Naomi W. Thrash; brother, Chester L. Thrash; sister, Doris T. George; and granddaughter, Lisa McKinney. Julia graduated from West End High School and worked for the Southern Bell Telephone Co. and Mt. Brook High School along with raising her three children. She was a member of Cahaba Heights United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where she sang in the choir and was an active member of the United Methodist Women's group. Julia loved travelling, tailgating at Auburn football games, china painting and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her favorite activity was spending time with the love of her life, her husband Ed. A Celebration of Julia's life will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Al. Visitation will begin at noon, with the service following at 1 pm. The service will be live streamed on Southern Heritage Funeral Home Facebook page at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Neighborhood Christian Center, 619 Bank Street N.W., Decatur, Alabama 35601. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.southernheritagefunerals.com for the McKinney family.

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Published in The Birmingham News from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2021.
12:00 - 01:00 PM
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February 22, 2021
Julia McKinney was the perfect example of the Proverbs 31 woman. "She is clothed in strength & dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. ...And her children rise up and call her blessed." I will add that she was the most wonderful friend to Leldon & Eleanor, Mark's parents, and such a great example to Mark & myself. Julia was pure sunshine.
We cherish our very special bond with the whole Mc Kinney family, and our love & our prayers are with them always.
Mark & Patti Cochran
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