Jeannette McKay

November 20, 1922May 13, 2019

On Monday, May 13, 2019, our beloved Jeannette McKay, a memorable woman, loving wife, and devoted mother of three children, passed away peacefully at the age of 96.

Jeannette was born November 21, 1922 to Newton and Bessie Chancellor in West Virginia. She and her family later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she met and married William McKay, a young soldier who had just returned from the war. After moving to Glenbrook Valley, Houston, they started a family in 1950 and went on to raise two sons, Barry and Bart, and one daughter, Connie.

Jeannette lived passionately. She loved ice-skating, tennis, bowling, and laughing, and was very successful at each of those. She adored drawing and painting, and her artwork continues to inspire and brighten the lives of those fortunate enough to have her work hanging on their walls. Her artistic ability served her well, and she excelled as an engineering and architectural draftsperson for three different firms. Playing bridge was one of her favorite past times, as she loved the game, but she loved the people she played with even more. Her greatest loves were being Bill’s wife, hosting social gatherings, and being with her grandchildren, who all know her as “Nettie.” She was known for going the extra mile for her friends. Unbeknownst to many in her latter years, she prayed daily for friends and family and loved to read the Psalms of the Bible. She always said, “God is Good!” and now she knows just how good He is.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her father, Nelson; her mother, Bessie; her sisters, Betty and Lucille; her brother, Jack; and her husband, Bill. She is survived by her three children, Barry, Bart, and Connie; and her five grandchildren, several nieces, and a nephew. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the extraordinary staff at Keller Oaks in Keller, Texas whose dedication and love truly was and is an inspiration.

There will be only a graveside service at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery at 3:00 on Tuesday, May 21st held by her family and all are welcome to come.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Jeannette McKay

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