Bertha McKinney, age 92, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk in Banner Elk, NC.

She was born on May 6, 1926 in White County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Joel Abernathy and the late Gillie Palmer Abernathy.

She was preceded in death by her Parents; Son, Claude McKinney; Daughter, Cookie Garland, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Bertha was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed Sewing, Cooking and Reading. She also enjoyed listening to Gospel Music.

Bertha leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 75 years, Cornelious (Mutt) McKinney of Newland, NC; Son, Clyde (Alice) McKinney of Newland, NC, Daughter, Brenda Reeves of Supply, NC, Granddaughter, Hollie (Kevin) Eudy of GA, Grandson, Mitchell (Haley) McKinney of Newland, NC, Granddaughter, Tiffanie Reeves of Wilmington, NC, Sisters: Grace (MJ) Stover and Mildred Vandier both of GA, Grandchildren: Violet, Ella, and Ava, Daughter-In-Law, Anita McKinney, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Bertha McKinney will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 am up until the service hour on Monday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in the Whitaker Branch Cemetery.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Carolyn Quackenboss and the staff at Medi Home Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Medi Home Hospice P.O. Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657

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