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Willie Nell McKay

June 13, 1941 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Willie Nell McKay Obituary

Willie Nell McKay (82) passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at her home in Tupelo. She was born in Lepanto, AR on June 13, 1941 to Clyde and Lavada Scott.

When she was young she had a love for the Lord and her gospel music. She played piano, accordion and bass guitar throughout her life. Her musical talents started with her siblings, Jack and Sally. After she married Elmer McKay in 1958, she joined his musical family named "The McKays." She played bass guitar and did harmonies. After having children of her own, she traveled many miles evangelizing with her family and playing piano and accordion. She loved music, fishing, working in her yard & home, shopping, being silly, laughing and making others laugh. But more than anything, she loved and trusted in the Lord and she loved her husband and children.

Services are 2 pm Saturday, February 24, 2024 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Nettleton. Visitation will be 12-2 pm Saturday in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home.

Nell is survived by her daughters, Nelda McKay and Loretta McKay; her son, Johnny McKay; her brother, Jack Scott (Glenda); her sister, Sally Wren; her grandchildren, Brandy Richardsville, Joshua Patterson, Tishunda Foster, Devin Conwill, Christopher McKay, Dustin McKay, Carrie Bishop, Tyler McKay; a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her special fur baby, Jake.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Scott; her mother, Lavada Scott; her husband, Elmer McKay; her son, Franky McKay; her daughter, Martha McKay and her grandson, Jody Miller.

Pallbearers are Joshua Patterson, Chris McKay, Dustin McKay, Landon Roberts, Jordan Patterson and Bryan Woodruff.

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February 24, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Baldwyn Chapel

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Baldwyn Chapel


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