Julia Mae McKinney, 57, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at her residence.
Julia was born December 28, 1966, in Catawba County to Gerie Barnes West and the late Carroll McKinney Sr. Julia was very outgoing and the life of the party. You would say she always had a smile on her face. She loved doing hair and spending time with her kids and grandkids.
In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother, Carroll McKinney Jr., and grandparents, James and Dorothy Barnes, and Miller and Eula McKinney.
She is survived by her mother, Gerie West and husband Jerry; children, Niki McKinney Rector and husband Josh, and Anthony McKinney and wife Crystal; and grandchildren, Kensley Rector, Maggie Rector, Carroll McKinney, and Cadence McKinney. Also surviving are sister Rosa Crawford and husband Steve; and brothers, Buddy McKinney and wife Cristal, and Wayne McKinney and wife Megan.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Christ United Baptist Church with Rev. David Stikeleather officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Marion, NC.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at the church prior to the service on Saturday.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory in Valdese is assisting the family.