Nellie Luke McKay

Published 8:50 am Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nellie Luke McKay, 83, of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Atmore.

She was a retired educator with 36 years of service with the Escambia County (Fla.) School System, born on Feb. 6, 1931 to the late Jim and Allein Jackson Luke in Neshoba County, Miss.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore, and she loved her family, church, and socializing and playing games with the church ladies on Thursday.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne McKay; three brothers, Thomas Luke, Delane Luke and James Luke, and two sisters, Willie J. Gray and Sybil Lundy.
Survivors are four daughters, Barbara (John) Ryland, Sharon (George) McGhee, Carol (Steve) Killam and Kim McKay; one brother, Royce (Rose Marie) Luke; four grandchildren, Nicole Killam, Chase (Sydney) McGhee, Kellie McGhee and Hunter McKay; and wonderful caregivers, Beverly, Kanesha, Whitney, Judy, Janice, B.J. and Nell.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday Feb. 13, from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with the Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Steve Killam, George McGhee, John Ryland, Chase McGhee, Hunter McKay and Mike McKay.

The family received friends, Friday Feb. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Atmore from 1 p.m. until the service time at 2 p.m.