In Memoriam Patsy McKinney 1952-2009

Lakeshore lost a very good friend and treasured employee today. Patsy McKinney who was kitchen supervisor during retreat season and evening shift supervisor during summer camp died at Jackson Madison County General Hospital this morning. She was being prepped for a procedure to repair an opening in one of her lungs and died before the surgery could be completed. Patsy began working at Lakeshore in 1998 and worked until the October of 2008 when health problems became so bad that she could not continue. Everyone was touched by Patsy’s funloving ways, her sweet spirit and her servant heart. You couldn’t be around her and not be impressed by her strong Christian faith and her love for all God’s children. She would do anything within her power to make each person feel special and shared this gift until her final days. Vickie and I went to see her last Sunday at the hospital and took her the card that everyone had signed at the reunion. She was so touched and mentioned several times how much it meant to her. I will be sharing more details regarding the funeral arrangements when they are completed. Please remember Patsy’s family – Sabrina, Benny and Benjamin; her brothers, Johnny and Larry Dale; Lora, Robert , Daniel and Peggy.

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