Dixie Faye McKay

March 10, 1936May 26, 2018

BARTOW – Mrs. Dixie Faye McKay, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born March 10, 1936 in Nauvoo, Al, the daughter of John and Elvia (Norris) Roden. She was a retired registered nurse who worked for many years at Polk General Hospital in Bartow. She also served alongside her husband in pastoring the Trenton Church of God in Michigan and pastoring the Bethel Church of God, in Bartow, for over 27 years. Mrs. McKay was preceded in death in 2012 by her husband of almost 61 years, the Reverend Charles H. McKay. Mrs. Mckay is survived by a son Mark (Judy) Bartow, daughter Cindy Courtney (Kenny) Bartow, brother Howard Wallace Roden, Lake Alfred, granddaughter Laurie Duppenthaler (Kelly) Sebring, grandsons Jonathan McCeldry, Eaton Park, Timothy McKay (Katrina) Palm Bay, and Charles B. McKay, Mulberry. She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation is Wednesday, May 30, from 6-8 pm at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven. Funeral services will be at 11 am on Thursday, May 31 at the Bethel Church of God, Bartow.


  • Mark McKay
  • Don O'Kelly
  • Jonathan McCeldry
  • Timothy McKay
  • Charlie McKay
  • Kelly Duppenthaler


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dixie Faye McKay

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Cindy Courtney

May 28, 2018

Momma, I can't begin to tell you how I'm feeling right now. I am so very heartbroken that you left us but am so happy you are with Daddy again walking the streets of gold in heaven. You were a very good Momma to me and even though we often didn't see eye to eye (we were so much alike) I loved you very much. My heart is breaking now knowing that both you and Daddy are gone. I am happy, however, that you two have found each other again. Rejoice in the Lord and in all the blessings he has prepared for you. I love you and will miss you forever.
Your daughter,