Elizabeth Clersie McKinney
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Elizabeth Clersie McKinney

Elizabeth Clersie McKinney of Knoxville gained her Heavenly wings on Monday, October 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Rucker, and Ruth Etter Rucker, and grandparents who raised her, Charlie and Eliza Cain, Step-Mothers, Minnie Rucker, Grace Rucker, Brothers, Earl Rucker, John W. Rucker, Cecil Lee, Sisters, Nell Rucker, Mary Jackson, Bertha Simpson, Husband, Gene A. McKinney, Daughter, Cynthia Gail McKinney Daughter-in-law, Sandra McKinney. She is survived by: Children, Wayne E. McKinney(Vicki), Brenda S. Brabson (John), Tonia O. McKinney, Austin McKinney, 5 Grandchildren: Tarice, Shauna, Kevin, Jaleisha, Jakeisha; 6 Great-Grandchildren: Alexondria, Keondra, Dashaun, Taressa. Tarice Jr, and CJ. Brother, William Rucker, Sister, Martha Reed, Sister-in-law, Betty McKinney, Virginia McKinney, and Ella Rucker, God-daughter, Barbara Hill, a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins. Other relatives and friends to include the Rucker, McKinney, and the Simpson families, and the Brown New Hope Bapstist Church Family.Mrs.McKinney will lie-in-state on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Unity Mortuary Chapel. There will be a public Graveside Service on Tuesday October 20, 2020 held at the Berry Highland South Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dennis McKinney officiating. Friends that would like to go to Cemetery will assemble at the Unity Mortuary at 12 p.m. to process to the Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, the family respectfully requests for the safety of everyone that masks be worn and social distancing be practiced. Arrangements made with integrity by Unity Mortuary. www.unitymortuary.com.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 26, 2020
To the many people, friends and loved ones, The McKinney Family would like to thank you all for your sincere acts of kindness, prayers, calls and visits. Our hearts have been touched by your love. Thank you for loving us during this time and the days to come. Keep us in your prayers and thoughts. As we have fond memories of our Dear Sweet Mother, we hope you do as well. It is hard to let her go, However, she had a beautiful and spiritual transition into the arms of Jesus! We love Mommy! Thank you for loving her too. Our prayer as a family is that your life was blessed from knowing our Mommy! Submitted with love from: Wayne, Brenda, Tonia, and Austin
Austin McKinney
October 21, 2020
To Wayne, Brenda, Tonia, Austin and the Family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please know that we were, and are, there with you spiritually and have been thinking of you all even though we couldn't be with you physically. Our prayer is that God keep you safe and sound in His loving arms in the coming days and beyond. We love you and we're only a phone all away.
Phillip & Cheryl Morgan
October 20, 2020
To the McKinney Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. McKinney was a beautiful person. She always had a lovely smile when I would see her. Cherish the memories. God Bless.
Denise Sharp Jones
October 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss. May God give uou peace and Godly understanding. Weeping comes in the night but a sense of joy will come bye and bye.
Rev. Nancy Reid
October 19, 2020
Wayne, Brenda, Toni, Austin and family, I send my prayers for you in the loss of Mrs. Mckinney or Lib as Austin lovingly called her. Her friendly smile has been a staple for all of us who knew her for the majority of our lifetime. I have fond memories of looking down the hill to see her sweeping the driveway or checking the mailbox. She was such a gem in a world that seems to be running shy of them. Memories of her will always be a treasure I hold dear. May God comfort you as you lay her to rest.
Sherry Prater
October 19, 2020
I love you Aunt Lib, may you rest in peace. To the family just know my heart is with you all, may God be your comforter during this time.
Saundra Moore
October 18, 2020
I have great memories with my aunt Lib.... You will always be in my heart. You are now reunited with Uncle Gene and all the siblings... Bless our family.
Jamie Mckinney
October 18, 2020
To the entire McKinney Family. You are in my prayers. Mrs Elizabeth has a special place in my family's heart. I will always cherish the family gatherings at her home in which she always greeted me with a hug. Thanks for loving my sister like you did. Rest well with the Angels.
Tim & Shameka Corso
October 18, 2020
To the family, I will never forget when I met this family. Mrs. MCkinney welcome me in like one of her own. I will never forget her beautiful smile and loving heart!
To Tonia and Tarice Sr. I will always be apart of this beautiful family.
Chenitha Drake
October 18, 2020
To the family...I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom. I loved Mrs. McKinney. We didn’t see each other often in the later years, but when we did see each other, it was like we talked every day. She was the sweetest lady that I ever met. She was. My mom, (Johnnie Mae Branner) thought the world of her. Mrs. McKinney was an honorary member of the “Servants of the Lord” and she never missed an engagement. Prayers are going up for Austin, Toni, Brenda, and Wayne. Your Mom was the best of the best! Much love from Pamela Deathridge and Tiajuana and Rickey Branner.
Pamela B Deathridge
October 18, 2020
To the family....
Mrs. Lib ..as we called her...was a kind...Loving...Genuine person....and very Funny at times! She was always a part of our Flint / Alcoa Family. We will miss you...as you take flight into the arms of Jesus.... The Manuels / The Calhoun/s / Trula Long and Darlene Sudderth
The Flint and Alcoa Families
October 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lana Boyd & The Clarence & Pauline Sudderth family, Alcoa, Tn.
October 18, 2020
What a beautiful legacy you have left behind from a life well lived. We will love you and miss you always.
Barbara Hill
October 18, 2020
Our sincerest condolences and prayers to this precious family. May God sustain, comfort and guide each of you throughout this time of transition.
Debra Agnew and Family
October 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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