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Judie McKee

A celebration of life service for Judie McKee, of Brookhaven, will be Saturday, June 16, 2018, at noon at Rosehill Cemetery in Brookhaven. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Miss McKee, 72, died Wednesday, June 14, 2018, at Hospice Ministries Inpatient Center in Ridgeland. A native of Brookhaven, she graduated high school and immediately started working at MP&L. After a few years, she changed gears and went into the world of banking. She finally went to work for the Mississippi State Department of Transportation in Brookhaven where she retired as office manager. She will be remembered for her love of photography and art, for creating personalized greeting cards and booklets, her fiercely independent nature, tea parties, spending time with her lifelong friends, and driving Alma B. each night in and around town in her 1967 baby blue mustang, lovingly referred to as “Blue.” She also enjoyed all kinds of music from Joe Tex to Cool and the Gang to Patsy Cline to disco to Charlie Rich to Jimmy Swaggart and more.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Frances McKee; father, Boyce McKee; mother, Alma B. McKee; sister, Janice M. Wallace; and longtime boyfriend, Edwin N. Prichard.

Survivors are her brother, James B. McKee, of Korea (Suki); sister, Gloria McKee Broadwater, of Clinton; brother, Fred C. McKee (Janice), of Brookhaven; cousin, Sally Lou McKee Schutz, of Brookhaven; cousin, Steve McKee, of Brookhaven; nieces; nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses, aides and first responders from King’s Daughter Medical Center, St. Luke’s Home Health and Hospice Ministries.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Batson Children’s Hospital in her name and mailed to University of Mississippi Medical Center Development Accounting, 2500 North State Street, Jackson 39216. Memorial donations can also be made online at umc.edu/givenow.

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