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January 13, 2013

Howard McKee


    Services for the Rev. Howard McKee will be held Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Raley and Will Dowling officiating.  Burial will be in Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Robert Barham family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    The Rev. McKee 88, of Meridian died Saturday Jan.12, 2013 at his home.  He was born May 27, 1924. He met the love of his life Lucy Ellis and married her Feb. 20, 1948. He served as a United Methodist Pastor for over 30 years at numerous Methodist churches in Lauderdale and surrounding counties.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Rev. McKee had a great desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone he met.

    Survivors include his daughter:  Virginia “ Ginny” Parker, and husband Kells, of Meridian, his son: Robert "Robbie” E. McKee, and wife Tonia, of Meridian, daughter-in-law: Pam McKee of Meridian, grandchildren Jared McKee of Klamath Falls Or., David Parker, of Jackson, Ethan McKee, Fletcher McKee and Jeremiah McKee, all of Meridian, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy Ellis McKee, a son, Howard Leon McKee and a grandson, Christopher Dan Parker.

    Pallbearers will be: Robbie McKee, Kells Parker, Ethan McKee, Fletcher McKee, Turbo McKee, and David Parker.

    The family requests memorials be made to Andrews Chapel UMC cemetery fund or the Messiac Jewish Alliance Association. Family and friends may sign online guest book at

    Visitation will be Monday, 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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