Helen J. McKinley

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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Helen J. McKinley, 85, of Canoe, passed away on Oct. 26, 2022 at her residence.

She was born on July 10, 1937 in Flomaton to Allen and Lena Emmons Driskell.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her infant sister, Irene “Jiggs” Driskell; her sister, Lucille Woodfin; and her brother, James Driskell.

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She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Henry O’Neal McKinley of Canoe; her son, Kevin (Sondra) McKinley of Canoe; her brother, Gene (Liley) Driskell of Byrneville, Fla.; her grandchildren, Jackson Reed, Autumn (Josh) Day and Abby Reed; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 30, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Canoe with Bro. Waylon Stuckey officiating. Interment followed in Canoe Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Josh Day, Doug Flowers, Allen Driskell, Jackson Reed, Alex Lowery and Judson Carden.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.