Wendy I. McKinney

Birth Date: November 2, 1961

Death Date: May 16, 2017

Visitation Date: 5-18-2017 Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Visitation Place : Heritage Funeral Home

Service Date: 5-19-2017 Time: 2:00 PM
Service Place : Dantzler Memorial United Methodist Church

Cemetery Date: 5-19-2017 Time: 3:15 PM
Cemetery Place : Machpelah Cemetery

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Obituaries » Wendy I. McKinney

F. Smith


May 22, 2017

To the family of Ms. Wendy McKinney: I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your wife, mother, sister and grandmother. When someone you love dies, the pain and grief can seem unbearable. But Jehovah God's Word, the Bible, can provide much comfort for you during this time. Jesus promised at John 5:28, that those who have died, and are in Jehovah's memory, will be resurrected back to life right here on earth. What joy you will feel when you are reunited with Ms. McKinney in the near future. Once again, I express my deepest sympathy.


Stafford, VA

May 21, 2017

Although I did not know Wendy, I would like to say to the family that you have been in my prayers: that you have peace beyond all understanding, cry out to God if you give your pain to him. I pray that God's love and peace surround you like a warm blanket or a cold winter's day. No that Wendy is in heaven, and taken too soon from us, God has a plan that we do not understand, but it is for our good. Peace to you all.

Donna J. King

Jackson, TN

May 19, 2017

As your lovely Wendy is laid to rest today please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Wendy and I met our freshman year of high school at McNairy Cental and made many wonderful memories during our four years there. We last saw each other at our 20 year reunion and only reconnected via Facebook 5 years ago yesterday. During the last few years we shared about our lives, prayers and encouragements. I'm blessed beyond measure to have shared her friendship along with so many others. Without a doubt she dearly loved John, your children and grands. She was so proud of you all. Go rest high on the mountain sweet, precious Wendy until we meet again in heaven.

Rob Sweeney

South Bend, IN

May 19, 2017

John and Family: Very sorry for your loss, know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Wendy will be greatly missed by all. Rob Sweeney

Donna Fullilove

Gautier, MS

May 19, 2017

John, I remember the first day Kelly and I met you and Wendy. Thru the years, we would see each other at school functions and other events. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She always had a kind word and smile. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Donna

Susan Boles

Olive Branch, MS

May 19, 2017

So many prayers and hugs for you at this time. I first met Wendy in ninth grade. We were in band together and sat side by side during concert season. She was the lone piccolo player and I was the lone oboe player during that part of band season. We shared other classes together but band was always the most special. More recently I reached out to her with some information I had come across about the Latvian community in Senatobia, MS in the late forties. She said she might make a road trip to Senatobia and I would have loved the opportunity to see her again. Our last conversation was at the end of this past January when she helped me flesh out a character for a cozy mystery book that was released in April. She was a bright light here on Earth and I know she is shining brightest among the angels now.

Rita Chute

Pascagoula, MS

May 19, 2017

I met Wendy and John through my niece, Jessica Gibson. She had two children, Caden and Mary by their son. In fact, Mary looks so much like Gigi! I love Wendy and John. They are the nicest and most generous couple I know. My heart goes out to the family John and his family. I will truly miss Wendy and her contributions and her beautiful smile. God Bless you John and the family. Don\\\\\\\'t give up on your friends! You have many. Love to Wendy.

Tony McMillan

Moss Point ,MS

May 19, 2017

We sure will miss Wendy ! words will not express what a super lady she was ! We will always keep your family in our prayers.

Wendy Watwood

Orlando, Fl

May 18, 2017

Wendy, I love you and words can't express how much you will always mean to me , You and John have done so much for my immediate Family but I know that was just the person you was . John my heart is broken for you and the kid s and grandbabies. I love you to the moon and back and you are all in my prayers . Love Jason, Wendy & Wyatt

Tracey Pierce Domangue

Birmingham, Al

May 18, 2017

Mr. John and family, I am praying for comfort for you all today and in the days to come. Mrs. Wendy was an amazing lady. If I know one thing for certain she loved her family and she showed it. When I think of the person Mrs. Wendy was I think of the saying 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain', Mrs. Wendy was one that just did it, if she said she was going to do it she did. She has left a pretty amazing legacy. She has truly touched the lives of so many and helped many and I am so proud to have known her. I love you all, Tracey

Don McDonald

Franklin Tn

May 18, 2017

John I am so sorry for the loss of your precious wife. I know you loved her with all your heart. Please know that there many people that love you and will be praying for you and your family as you grieve her passing. Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Mauri Burroughs

Lucedale, Ms.

May 18, 2017

John and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all. She was such a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. She never made you feel like ahe didn't have time to answer a question or just talk. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

Mauri Burroughs

Lucedale, Ms.

May 18, 2017

John and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all. She was such a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. She never made you feel like ahe didn't have time to answer a question or just talk. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

Ronnie&Elizabeth Davidson


May 18, 2017

So sad about this Brother.. we love y'all

Health & Handicapped Services

Pascagoula, MS

May 18, 2017

We are saddened today to hear the news. Our heart goes out to you and your family. Be comforted, John, as you read the many responses written by your family and friends. Faye Hanes, Director

Kiearra Ball

Meridian, MS

May 18, 2017

Mr. John, I'm so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Wendy. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Scottie Harper

Decatur, AL

May 18, 2017

Heartfelt sympathies to Wendy\'s Love, Johnny and the family. I am certain that she is Healthy and in Paradise. Love always..

Susan Boyette

Enterprise, MS

May 18, 2017

John, Terry & I send our love and prayers to you and family. Wendy was a very special lady that will be greatly missed.

Rita LaValley

Hackberry, LA

May 18, 2017

Oh, our sweet Wendy. You will be missed by everyone. John, if you need anything, don't hesitate for one second, call me. Love you dearly

David Kelly

Biloxi, MS

May 18, 2017

John, So Sorry for you and your family's loss. I have heard many great things about you and Wendy, and I know she will be missed by many. My prayers are with you and your family. David

Shauna Myers

Clarksdale, Mississippi

May 18, 2017

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 This scripture sums up how my family felt when we buried both of my brothers. There is such strength in it. I pray you feel the arms of God holding you tight each and every day. Prayers of peace, love, and perseverance for all of you!

Pearl (Ecker) Higgins

Brockport, NY

May 18, 2017

Wendy was an amazing Lady. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Robin Rushing Ivey

Meridian, MS

May 18, 2017

There are no words......sending our love and prayers for you all during this difficult farewell. Robin and Kevin Ivey

Rickey and Sandy Driskill

Hollandale, MS

May 18, 2017

We never met Wendy, but from all we have read. She was a very special lady to a lot of folks. Sending our prayers to the family.

Ann Collins

Selmer, TN

May 18, 2017

Wendy was such an exttordinary lady. Always had a smile on her face, friendly to everyone, and excelled in everything she did. Talented and so intellegent, she had the world in her hands and left her mark in many areas. I had not seen Wendy since our 20th class reunion, but talked to her occasionally on facebook. I am so heartbroken to learn of her passing, but I will always cherish the years I knew her. Prayers for the family. She will surely be missed.

Vanessa Gray McClain

Selmer, Tn.

May 18, 2017

What blessing to have known you. You're am impact person. We don't meet too many of those in our lifetime. Classic & beautiful. That smile could make anyone smile. The memories of band OMG. Tell Mr. C & Bill HI. I know they were welcoming you. You're always in my heart. Love you, girl.

sharon harrelson


May 18, 2017

dear john i am so sorry of the passing of wendy she was a very loved person.... love to you and your family ..we at cornerstone are hear if you need anything......

Jeannie Flowers

Grand Bay, AL

May 18, 2017

I thought of Wendy as an amazing strong woman! She was kind, friendily, sensitive to people's needs and tried to help all that she could . She was creative and loved the Christmas Open House at Burnham's each year. She loved all her sons , her husband, and her grandchildren and my heart breaks for your tremendous loss! Prayers for all of you in the next upcoming days.

Sherri Bizzell Payne

Bethel Springs, TN

May 17, 2017

Wendy, the whole package. She was beautiful inside and out. She loved with her whole heart. That infectious smile brought joy to everyone that knew her. I can hear her laughing now. From the moment we met in Jr. High band she was my friend. I am a better person for knowing her. Intelligent didn't begin to describe her, she was not only smart but focused and determined to be the best, and that she was. She was also humble and caring and at the same time a strong force. She knew where her strength came from and we often shared prayer requests. She spoke frequently of her family and I know how much she loved them. I am blessed to have been called her friend and there is a place in my heart that she will always hold. My prayers of comfort and peace go up daily for the family of my dear friend. God Bless ...love you.

Mitzy Barr

Moss Point MS

May 17, 2017

So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful lady. God sure has some of the best angels up there. Wendy you and J be have up there. Prayers for John and the family

Linda Higginbottom

Riverside, CA

May 17, 2017

I know you are no longer in pain.