Mrs. Bessie L. McKinnon



Rocky Mount, NC

Mrs. Bessie Lee Ellis McKinnon, daughter of the late Frederick Douglas and Maggie Rosa Ellis was born on September 12,1931. She received her Heavenly wings on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Vidant Hospice Center in Greenville, North Carolina.

She worked at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was later employed and retired from Heritage Retirement Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Maggie Ellis; her husband, Furlie McKinnon, Sr.; three sisters,Mae Blanche, Nanora Ellis and Annie Ruth Richardson; three
brothers,Robert Odell and William Ellis; two sons, Leroy and Albert McKinnon.

She leaves to cherish her memory, five sons, Furlie McKinnon, Jr. of Richmond, VA, Phillip McKinnon (Cynthia) of Nashville, NC, Wallace McKinnon (Renee) of Kinston, NC,Wayne
McKinnon of the home, and Timmie McKinnon (Angela) of Elm City, NC; two sisters, Willie Mae Best and Dorothy Ellis both of Rocky Mount, NC; one brother, Arthur Lee Ellis of Rocky Mount, NC, seventeen grandchildren, thirty great grand-children, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Visitation for Mrs. McKinnon will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, with the Funeral Service following the Visitation, beginning at 12:00 noon, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Mt. Zion Holy Church, located at 903 S. Alston St, in Nashville, NC, with Dr. James Jones, officiating, and Pastor Melvin Arrington, eulogist. The Interment will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10:00 am in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

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