Carolyn McKinney
1940 - 2020
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born January 9, 1940, in East Chicago, Indiana. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1959 and married the love of her life, Franklin R. McKinney on December 11th of that same year. To this union one child, Raquel Lynne was born. Carolyn and Frank opened Embassy Liquors and Buzz Box Lounge where she retired after many years of servicing the community. Carolyn was a wise mentor and strong woman of faith. She departed this life on March 5,2020. Carolyn will be deeply missed. Visitation: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 9:00a.m.-11a.m. family hour at 10:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. at the Guy & Allen chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Mar. 11, 2020.
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March 14, 2020
Often in life, God offers us the privilege to know someone who is truly unique. Carol was one of those unique, witty, insightful persons who was full of grace and wisdom. She will be truly missed. To Raquel, my dear friend Ruby, and all who knew and loved Carol, know that having Carol in your lives was a blessing. Continue her legacy of love and inspiration. Stay blessed!
Lee Carter
March 14, 2020
I am so sad to her of the passing of your Loved one Carol. She was a fixer in my neighboorhood back in the her smiling face always asking if I was ok. She will surely be missed. May she rest in peace.
Vivian Anderson
March 13, 2020
she was such a classy lady full of life , love and wisdom, she always made me feel warm when i was around her,her smlie was infectious , rest well my Queen we will see each other again journey on . i love u and will forever, be grateful for the gift u left behind your beautiful daughter u guys raised her well she is loving and compassionate just like u , we send oue condolences to the Mckinney family u are forever in our prayers.
vev(precious) brown
March 13, 2020
She was such a beautiful and classy lady full of life , love and wisdom , very friendly her smile was so infectious she always gave me a warm feeling when i was around her, rest well my Queen journey on we will see each other again i love u and will forever be grateful for the gift u left behind your precious daughter, she's always been a good friend to me.
vev (precious) brown
March 13, 2020
Gwendolyn West
March 13, 2020
You will be truly missed Auntie!! Now you're there with Dad and Grandma. Love you much your Neice Genita and Family.
Genita Jones
March 12, 2020
Rest in heaven. My Condolences to the Mckinney Family. Your loss is great, but GOD always sends in the Comforter. Be blessed.
Zenobia Hodges
March 12, 2020
May Our God Give Your Entire Family Strength and Comfort During This Time Of Sorrow. Family Stay Encouraged God Bless. Rest In Peace.
Mary Brown
March 11, 2020
My condolences to the family for the loss of someone so dear to you. Carolyn will be missed all who knew & loved her. R.I.P.
Shirley Warrington
March 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
cheryl Perry
March 11, 2020
Deepest condolences to the McKinney family.
Lewis Thornton
March 11, 2020
Our condolences and prayers for the family of. Carole.
The Bridges/ Resto family
March 11, 2020
To the Family of Carol:
I pray you are comforted and strengthened by the Creator. I know the Lord will richly reward you for your loving kindness and care you gave to her. She's so beautiful, jovial, high spirited, giving, kind and sweet! Carol is irreplaceable! She shall forever be in our hearts and memories. Be encouraged. God will get you through this difficult time.
Jean Griffin
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