**I gratefully honor and thank Ms. Vanessa Burzynski for the original creation of my G-grandmother's memorial.**
**My Great Grandmother**
Mrs. Nina McKinney was born in Waller County, Hempstead, TX, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Howard.
She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and was baptized by the Rev. G.W. West and joined Missionary Camp Baptist Church where she gave a long and devoted service.
She later joined St. John Baptist Church where she gave untiringly of her resources for the furthering of the Kingdom, within the earth.
Mrs. McKinney expired Tuesday, June 29, 1971. She leaves to cherish her memories, three daughters, Mrs. Ethel M. Williams, Ennis, TX, Mrs. Mattie Mae Behn, Los Angeles, California (?) *Mattie lived in Berkeley (DM) and *her youngest daughter; two sons, Frank McKinney, Fort Worth, TX, Rogers McKinney, Fort Worth, TX, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Pruitt, Houston, TX, Mrs. Corinne McMillian, Los Angeles, California, six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
*edited the names of living relatives to protect their privacy.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
In this field of green.
The name and date are chiseled out
For all to see.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist.
You died long before I was born.
Yet we are of one, you and i,
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the life you lived
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you."
Roger McKinney (1882 - 1964)*
Ethel Mae Williams (1928 - 2010)*
Maintained by: Always lovingly honored ...
Originally Created by: Vanessa Burzynski
Record added: Apr 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25889659