Lillian Justine Hall McKinney

Published 4:35 pm Monday, January 14, 2019

Lillian Justine Hall McKinney, 94, passed away on January 12, 2019, at her residence in Elizabethton. She was born in Wilder, Tenn., to the late Wilburn and Elsie Shubert Hall. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Joines, Mable Dunlap and Edith Hambrick, and one brother, Wilburn “Gib” Hall.
Mrs. McKinney was a member of Harvest Baptist Church. She was an employee of Leon-Ferenbach and retired after 43 years of employment.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Deborah Franklin and husband Roger of Elizabethton; a son, Michael “Fuji” McKinney and wife Vickie, Kingsport; grandchildren, Michelle Johnson and husband Chris, Roger Franklin Jr. and wife Laura, Gregory McKinney and Jason McKinney; and great-grandchildren, Keely, Caleb, Nick and Jayden Johnson, Hunter and Connor Franklin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Lillian Justine Hall McKinney will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dale Greenwell officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, will be Roger Franklin Jr., Caleb Johnson, Chris Johnson, Frank Johnson, Eric Melton and Jack Hyatt. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of the 4th Floor at Holston Valley Medical Center, Abby Harris, John Wagner, John Brumit, friends at Harvest Baptist Church and the staff at Avalon Hospice for such loving care during this time. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence of Deborah Franklin. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the McKinney family.

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