Nancy H. McKeown

November 29, 1927April 3, 2014

Mrs. McKeown, 86, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Nancy was born in Charlotte, a daughter of the late Connelly H. Honeycutt and Pearle G. Honeycutt. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 57 years, Odean Bailey McKeown who passed away in 2006.

Nancy was a graduate of Central High School and was employed as a secretary for many years until retiring in 1991. She was a devoted attendee at Eastway Baptist Church for the past seven years since the passing of her beloved husband, Dean, and was a lifelong member of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church where she and Dean had spent the majority of their married years together.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen McKeown Henline and husband Larry of Hickory, NC and Kathy McKeown Niven and husband Malcolm of Ellicott City, MD and Fort Worth, TX; grandsons, Bailey, Robby and Brett Poteat; granddaughters, Audrey Wright and Grace Niven; and step-grandsons, Maxwell, Hart and Jack Henline.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also predeceased by three sisters, Lily, Juanita and Virginia.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5th at Harry & Bryant Company, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte. A service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6th at Eastway Baptist Church, 2749 Eastway Drive, Charlotte with interment following in Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Sarah Deese

April 30, 2014

Karen, Kathy & family, I still can't believe that my dear friend who was like family to me is not here anymore for me to get hugs from and talk things over with. She was such a good listener. We had so many good times at the Big Dipper and when it closed then at Bojangles having breakfast together. One day after everone else had left we stayed and talked until lunchtime. She was an angel here on earth and I know she is so happy today. I remember that last Hug I got from her when we said our goodbyes at church. Even though I miss her I am happy for her because I know someday we will be together for always. Nancy you were a good friend.

April 8, 2014

Kathy, Karen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy was such a wonderful friend to me, more like another mother than a friend. I have so many good memories of her and your father. She was so proud of her
family. I will miss her greatly.
Love and prayers to your family.

frank suddreth

April 6, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Brian Hay

April 6, 2014

Sending heartfelt condolences to your family. So very sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.
With Sympathy,
Brian Hay (Southlake, Texas)

Robbie Honeycutt

April 5, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Toney Mathews

April 5, 2014

Kathy and Malcolm, we are sorry to learn of Nancy's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of the wonderful family that Nancy and Dean nurtured over the years. Toney and Ginger.

Bill Freeman

April 5, 2014

Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a southern lady. Much love to you and your family.

April 5, 2014

To the family and friends of Mrs. McKeown, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray that the God of all may comfort and strengthen you in this very difficult time.

Gary Oler

April 4, 2014

Malcolm & Kathy, I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy. We'll all be thinking and praying for you.

Kay Cassel

April 4, 2014

Malcolm, I am very sorry to hear about your families loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.