She was born on October 11, 1924, to Thomas and Linnie Mae (King) Denley in Charleston and attended Charleston Schools. She married the late Eddie Daniel McKee and together they raised six children. Mrs. McKee's baby-sitter was her cotton sack dragging her children with her while she worked to sustain her family. Mrs. McKee was a former Shelby Die-casting employee for many years until moving to Pearl in 1999 to assist her sisters. She was a member of Paul Truitt Baptist Church in Pearl.
She was a unselfish person always taking care of others. She had a heart of gold and was a wonderful cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Lawrence and George Denley, and a sister Velma Denley.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2011, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Shelby Cemetery. Reginald Finch will officiate the service.
She is survived by son, A.D. (Barbara) McKee of Holcomb; daughter, Margie McCune of Lobelville, Tenn.; son, Tom (Elba) McKee of Cleveland; daughter, Glinda (Larry) Coats of Moorhead; daughter, Pat (Raymond) Hamilton of Lexington, Tenn.; son, J.D. McKee of Louisville; brother, Edgar Denley of Jackson; brother, Joe (Betty) Denley of Pearl; brother, Robert (Paula) Denley of Terry; sister, Dorothy (Otho) Derrick of Pulaski; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Brian McCune, Ray Carl Hamilton, Joe Garza, David McKee, Wayne McKee and Wyatt McCune.
Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.