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1935 Bronitta 2020

Bronitta "Carol" McKinney

October 25, 1935 — February 15, 2020


Bronitta “Carol” McKinney, 84, of Amarillo, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, February 15, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Mescalero Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Oakley officiating. Carol was born in Blanchard, Oklahoma on October 25, 1935, to Bill and Opal Cole, she would graduate from Dimmitt High School, where she was a drum majorette and a point guard on the basketball team. Carol married the father of her children Wayne McKinney on September 8, 1953, in Clovis, New Mexico they were married 44 years and remained close throughout her life. She was a fabulous cook, and apart from raising her sweet children, Carol worked for Levi Strauss for around 18 years, she would go on to work for Coke-a-Cola for about 10 years. Carol spent the majority of her career working as the church secretary for Mescalero Baptist Church, she retired July 2017 after 20 years in the ministry. Carol was known for the love she showed others; she took care of anyone and everyone most especially her family. Carol never met a stranger, the kids in the church called her the “snack lady” she always had goodies for them. Her family remembers how she always put herself last. She was proud of her family, most of all her grandson Michael. Michael and his parents lived with Carol for a number of years, him and his grandmother became very close and built a strong bond. He is currently serving his country as a Sergeant Marine, and she was very proud of him and his father’s dedication to the United States. She left behind wonderful memories and her family will never forget her.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, and a great-grandson Taylor Brown.

Survivors include two sons, Doug McKinney, David McKinney and wife Connie; four daughters, Holley Escarcega and husband Ivan, Deborah Langwell and husband Randy, Donna Salicco, and Diane McKinney all of Amarillo; two brothers Jim Cole of Russellville, AK, David Cole and wife Geri of Pryor, Ok; one sister Virginia “sissy” Treadway of Blanchard, OK; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; survivors also include her lifelong best friends Peggy Rogers and Bob Crain both of Amarillo.

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