Mrs. Carolee "Jerry" Jeraldine Bean McKinney

April 17, 1934June 2, 2019

Mrs. Carolee Jeraldine “Jerry” Bean McKinney, 85, of Lenoir, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 2, 2019. She was born on April 17, 1934 in Caldwell County to the late Ellis Felix Bean and Dorothy Elizabeth Harris Bean Fox. Mrs. McKinney was a member of North Cross Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. John Henry McKinney Sr.; sons, Edward Tracy McKinney and Homer Felix McKinney; grandson, Brent Adams; great-granddaughter, Jordan Elizabeth Whisnant; and brother-in-law, Richard Cline. Those left to cherish Mrs. McKinney’s memory include her sons, John Henry McKinney Jr. and wife Shirley of Lenoir and Darrell Wayne McKinney and wife Thuy of Hildebran; daughters, Virginia Ann Cook and husband Chris of Lenoir, Cynthia Dianne McKinney and friend David Kerlee of Old Fort; daughters, Crystal Coffey and husband Stephen of Lenoir, and Lisa Marie McKinney of Lenoir; brother, Roger Fox of Morganton and wife Wanda;sisters, Belinda Cline of Lenoir and Evelyn Childers and husband Dennis of Maiden; and fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The McKinney family would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. McKinney's caregivers, Sylvia Hatton and Brenda Hudson.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Carolee Jeraldine “Jerry” Bean McKinney.


  • Mr. John Henry McKinney Sr, Husband
  • Ellis Felix Bean, Father
  • Dorothy Elizabeth Harris Bean Fox, Mother
  • John Henry McKinney Jr., Son
  • Darrell Wayne McKinney, Son
  • Edward Tracy McKinney, Son
  • Homer Felix McKinney, Son
  • Virginia Ann Cook, Daughter
  • Cynthia Dianne McKinney, Daughter
  • Dorothy Mae Griffin Shockley, Daughter
  • Crystal McKinney Coffey, Daughter
  • Lisa Marie McKinney, Daughter
  • Roger Fox, Brother
  • Belinda Cline, Sister
  • Evelyn Childers, Sister


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Mrs. Carolee "Jerry" Jeraldine Bean McKinney

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Paula Elliott

June 6, 2019

Dianna so sorry for your lose you are in my thoughts and prayers

Gail Arnold

June 4, 2019

I remember always feeling like part of the family. Mom & Pop always made me feel at home whenever I was around. They considered my girls as their grandchildren. I know Mom & Pop are now together & happy. They both will be forever missed. I am keeping all the rest of the family in my thoughts & prayers.

Amy Jones

June 4, 2019

Ms McKinney was my best friends Mamaw and she was the ultimate Mamaw even if you weren't blood. She was always happy to see me. However I never told anyone that I probably knew Mamaw 5 years or more before I knew her actual name because she was simply Mamaw I'm gonna miss her but I know she's dancing in Heaven just like she was on earth. All my thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones

Melissa Sigmom

June 3, 2019

Dianne, prayers for you during this difficult time. I love you friend.