Marie Williams

BLUE SPRINGS – Marie Annette McKinney-Williams, 47, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of  Tupelo, she was the daughter of Bettie Jean McKinney and the late Curtis McKinney Sr. She was a 1984 graduate of Saltillo High School and a former teacher, advisor and assistant director at Wilson Riles Preschool Coordinating Council in Pittsburg, Calif. She also worked with children at L.I.F.T. Inc. in Tupelo. She was a member of Hopewell MB Church in Belden where she was past Sunday School teacher and Wednesday night youth teacher.

Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Hill MB Church in Blue Springs. The Rev. Curtis McKinney, Jr. will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Red Hill Community Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 2, Chickasaw Journal.


She is survived by her husband, Bobby Joe Williams of Blue Springs; her mother, Bettie Jean McKinney of Tupelo; two foster children; four sisters, Angela (Charles) Glasper, Dorothy McKinney (finace’ Craig) and Andrea (Lawrence) Webster, all of Antioch, Calif., and Prenita McKinney of Tupelo; three sons, the Rev. Curtis (Melanie) McKinney Jr. of Tupelo, Tresher (Lue) McKinney of Okolona and Arlandors (Penelope) McKinney of Guntown; and her mother-in-law, Annie Pearl Northington of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her father; and nephew, Jonathan LaNorris McKinney.