Mrs. Violet McKee, age 93, Jonesborough, on this day, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 God granted her special prayer that she could go home to be with her husband, sisters, brother and parents. We know they were waiting to welcome her home with open arms. She is safe at last with her Lord and Savior.
Mrs. McKee was born on August 4, 1928 in Washington County and the daughter of the late Jake & Annie Casey Phillips. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Calvin McKee, brother, James Phillips (Elizabeth), sisters, Annie Rambo (Bud), Bess Nelson (Wayne), Mary Ferguson (Rev. Bill), Lucille Phillips, and Carrie Holtsclaw (Ed).
She was a member of Jonesborough Baptist Tabernacle.
Survived by special caregivers’ niece, Carolyn & Roy Constable, niece, Joyce Bailey; two very special friends, Bodie and Brylee Puckett, they brought much joy to Violet’s life; sister-in-law, Louise McKee, several nieces and nephews.
Family request no food or home visits at this time due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Friends may come by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home from 10:00-2:00 PM Friday, August 20, 2021 to sign and the register and view.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Cherokee Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Jamie Ferguson officiating.
Sandra Deakins Cooper
So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and give you peace.
Buck & Margarett Coggins
Vernon & Joyce we were sorry to hear of Violets passing and at the same time we can be happy for her. I remember so well of you saying time after time that she would pray for God to take her home. Well she is now singing with the angels. When Violet was put in the nursing home Buck & I missed you or Vernon every morning going down the street to take her a hot breakfast and other times during the day to check on her. She loved you as dearly as you loved her. Violet would probably say that was the way of putting legs on those prayers. ( A saying from the older generation)
Janice McKee Arwood
Aunt Violet and Uncle Cal have always had a special place in my heart. When I was young, we were with them so much. We worked in tobacco together and we were around them for holidays and special occasions. I really remember them helping to taking care of me when my Dad was in the hospital for weeks and after he came home. Aunt Violet was a very special woman with a great big heart and she loved her Lord and Savior. She was at our wedding and she came and spent a day with me when our daughter was born. I thank her for all the special memories!
Janice and Mike Arwood
Bill and Gail Rambo
Richard we know you were close to Violet as were other family members. Our sympathy. Bill and Gail Rambo
Karen Ferguson Colvard
In our early childhood years, Aunt Violet & Uncle Cal were like a second set of parents to Steve, Patty and myself. You see, we lived next door to them until Dad took a church pastorate that required us to move. Aunt Violet was one who didn't venture far from home, but she loved us dearly and still loved telling stories of those childhood days with fond laughter. Our last visit we three went together and we sang there in her living room. The song was "What A Day That will Be" that she sang out on most with us. Now she's rewarded with that day. I love the early childhood memories she helped us enjoy. She can now enjoy the joy of heaven.
Paul and Debbie Masters
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless You in the days ahead. Violet and my dad, Junior Deakins were first cousins. Love and Prayers