Mr. Jessie Lane McKinnon passed away on September 25, 2013 at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, SC after an illness. Funeral service for Mr. McKinnon is schedule for Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 2:00pm. The Funeral will be at New Holly United Methodist Church in Little Rock, SC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. You may visit the family at 1009 North 1st avenue in Dillon, SC.
Jessie Lane McKinnon, son of the late Rev. James McKinnon and the late Mary Atkinson McKinnon, was born September 4, 1932 in Dillon, South Carolina. He departed this life on September 25, 2013 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Dillon, South Carolina.
Jessie attended the public schools of Latta, South Carolina. Some of his many occupations were Marley's in Bennettsville, South Carolina until he retired and the South Carolina Welcome Center until his health failed.
He gave his life to the Lord at an early age. He was a devoted member of Pine Hill AME Church in Latta, South Carolina and later he joined New Holly United Methodist Church in Little Rock, South Carolina.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. James McKinnon and Mary Atkinson McKinnon; three brothers; James D. McKinnon, Henry B. McKinnon, and Thomas McKinnon; three sisters: Katie McKinnon, Pearlie McRae, and Arleatha Caulder.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories, a loving wife Peggy Deloris McInnis, two children Lasonda & Travis McInnis of the home; a daughter Mary Delores (Charles) McCrimmon of Latta, South Carolina, Fourteen step children, four sisters, Emma Belle Monroe and Inez McKinnon, of Dillon, South Carolina, Mary Jane Page of Latta South Carolina, and Bessie Alford of Clio, South Carolina. One brother Charles (Emma Jane) McKinnon of Dillon, South Carolina. Mother and father-in-law, Virginia (Ernest) McInnis of Dillon, South Carolina. Four sisters: Rosetta McKinnon of Latta, South Carolina, Shamika (Willie) McInnis, Patricia (David) McLaughlin and Linda (Willie) Miles of Dillon, South Carolina. One brother-in-law, Lamont (Cheketa) McInnis of Dillon, South Carolina. One aunt, Mrs. Sallie Leach of Maxton, North Carolina. Two special friends: Hester Smalls and James Moses Brown, also a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His Journey's Just Begun - Ellen Brenneman
Don't think of him as gone away his journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.
And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
Humbly Submitted by the Family