Janice McKinney

Janice Carroll Moffitt McKinney, 70, of Bakersville, the Buladean Community, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, in the Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Mrs. McKinney was born Oct. 17, 1948, the daughter of the late Brownlow and Lennis Moffitt. Due to health issues, Janice retired from Home Health of Mitchell County after many years of service. It was her devotion in life to help people through her work. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gary S. McKinney, of the home; sons, Ryan “Brownie” McCann (Tracie), of Bakersville, and Tracy McKinney (Donna), of Erwin, Tennessee; daughter, Cynthia “Sissie” McKinney (Charles Davis), of Johnson City, Tennessee; sister, Jeannene Garland (Floyd), of Bakersville; aunt, Georgia Moffitt, of Bakersville; grandchildren, Taylor McKinney, Autumn Beckner, Aubree Williams, Jennifer Randolph and Josh Randolph; nine great-grandchildren; niece, Jessica Garland Williams (Darren); and special friend, Sharon Birchfield. 

Funeral services were 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in the Spring Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Bob McCurry and the Rev. William Ellis officiating. The family received friends two hours before the service. Burial was at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Middle District Cemetery. Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923, or Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

A very special “thank you” to Cyndi Floyd, Jessica Hoyle and Sharon Birchfield for all you did, going far and beyond, in the care and love you gave Janice during her illness.

Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the McKinney Family.

Mitchell News-Journal • April 3, 2019

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