Zennie Taylor McKinney, age 87, of Newland, North Carolina passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at her home.

She was born on May 10, 1931 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late John Taylor and the late Eldie Sluder Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband, Fred McKinney; Daughter, Carolyn Walters; Grandson, Bo Ollis; Great-Granddaughter, Sydeny Nanney; Two Sisters, Ruth Painter, Pauline Ollis; Two Brothers, Ray Taylor, Arlie Taylor.

Zennie attended Elk Park First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing word searches, and working in her flowers. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great-great grandchildren.

Zennie leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Daughter, Gail Blankenship of Knoxville, TN, Daughter, Rosalie (Lake) Ollis of Marion, NC, Daughter, Jane (Roger) Turbyfill of Elk Park, NC, Daughter, Terri McKinney of Newland, NC, Son, Rick McKinney of Newland, NC, Son, Richie Parker of Newland, NC, Grandson, Jason (Jodie) Parker of Newland, NC, Sister, Lois Vance of Newland, NC, Sister, Wanda Beal of Newland, NC, Sister, Mary McClanless of Burnsville, NC, Brother, AJ (Carolyn) Taylor of Charlotte, NC, 11 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren, 7 Great-Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Zennie McKinney will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Gragg officiating.
The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 pm up until the service hour on Wednesday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Taylor Cemetery on Taylor Rd.

The Family would like to offer a special thank you to: Pastor Donald Gragg, Medi Home Hospice and all the Capp workers.

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