NATCHEZ- A Memorial service for Mary L. McKinlay, 88, of Natchez, who died Friday April 26, 2012 at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be held at a later date at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Vidalia. She will find peace at her final resting place in Hollywood, FL at Fred Hunter Memorial Gardens next to her beloved husband Robert C. McKinlay who preceded her in death thirteen years ago.
Mrs. McKinlay was born on August 4, 1923 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Florence Wheeler Warren and William David Warren. She was a member of First Evangelical Methodist Church in Natchez and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. McKinlay worked for many years in the dental field as a dental assistant and provided love and care to all of her patients.
Survivors include three children, Bob McKinlay of Sebastian, FL, John McKinlay of Williamsburg, VA and Penny Sewell of Vidalia; two daughter-in-laws, Pam Muse and Judy McKinlay; one son-in-law, Craig Sewell; three grandchildren, Jesse Sewell, Joseph McKinlay and Ryan Foster: two sisters, Helen Hosker of Dearborn, MI and Gladys Anning of Kissimmee, FL; several nieces and nephews and a special care giver, Margie Hoggatt. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.
Her family request in lieu of flowers that donations may be made in her memory to the Barry University Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project, Miami Shores, FL or the Natchez Stew Pot.