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“Ellen was a warmx caring woman. She is greatly missed by me. My thoughts and prayers to her family ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Barbara Jessup - La Plata, MD

“I will always remember the many good times that Ellen and I had. Shooting guns, fishing, laughing and talking, the dinners and just being with her....Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Thomas (Rocco) Rockholt

“So sad to hear that we've all lost such a beautiful soul. I have so many childhood memories of Ellen & Carlotta. Sending prayers and my deepest...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Sheila Roberts Wilson - TN

“Ellen was one of my best friend's. I met her and Carlotta when i was 14 year's old and i was cutting grass for 25 cent's a yard. They gave me the 25...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jimmy Tharp - Memphis, TN


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Martha Ellen McKinney-Rice passed away March 10, 2013 at her home. She was born, the youngest child of Curtis and Evia McKinney on November 26, 1955 in Memphis, TN. She was a graduate of Christian Brothers University. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Carlotta McKinney. She is survived by a daughter, Natalie Allen (Andy), a son, Jason Rice, two grandchildren, Evy and Quentin Allen, two sisters, Maxine Maxwell and Anita Sherard (Leon), two brothers, Gerald McKinney (Glinda) and William McKinney, and many other loving family members and friends.

There will be a casual memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at St. John's United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, Ellen asked that donations be made to St. John's United Methodist Churchy, 1207 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.

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