Obituary for Mrs. Mary L. McKinney

Mrs. Mary L. McKinney, age 90, of the Locust Hill Community of Max Meadows, VA passed away peacefully at home with her family on Sunday, October 11, 2020.  She was born September 19, 1930 in Wythe County, daughter of the late Aaron J. Peake, Sr. and Fannie M. Mills.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. McKinney, beloved son, Michael L. Lefler, six brothers and five sisters.

She was a lifelong member of Locust Hill United Methodist Church. She was a kind, caring and loving person. Friendly and outgoing, she made many friends and acquaintances throughout her life. She was a wonderful cook and avid quilter. She made many delicious meals and treats and beautiful quilted works of art for her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Donna L. Clark of Max Meadows, son, Marty McKinney of Max Meadows, brother and sister-in-law, A.J. and Snowdeer Peake of Pulaski, VA, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Ashley and Roger Funk of Dublin, VA, great granddaughter and great grandson-in-law, Erica and Chuck Phillips of Dublin, four beautiful great-great grandsons, Christian, Alex, Michael and John, two special nephews, Ernie and Rachel Peake of Lebanon, TN and Dane Peake of Roanoke, VA, many special nieces and nephews, two very close and special nieces, Juanita Stroupe of Wytheville and Matilda  Astin of Wytheville.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life service at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski, VA conducted by the Reverend Rick Lindamood of Wytheville.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at

Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, VA is serving the McKinney family.