Edna "Grandma Rose" Rose McKay

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Remembrance and Luncheon
Room 9
1800 N. Missouri St.
West Memphis, AR
Sunday, June 2, 2024

Edna "Grandma Rose" Rose McKay

of Benton, AR

May 21, 1939 - April 30, 2024

Edna Rose McKay, 84, of Benton, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 21, 1939 in West Memphis, Arkansas, daughter of the late Marvin Lee and Lillian Louise (Gregory) Cordell. She is also preceded in death by Her husband, Winston ''Jack'' McKay; brothers, Sonny Cordell, Barry Cordell and Richard Cordell; brothers-in-law, James Williams and Jackie Thomas; sister-in-law, Neppie Cordell; a grandson, Barry Harston and a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Nettles.

''Grandma Rose'' attended Hulbert Elementary School and was a graduate of West Memphis High School and was a retired bookkeeper. She had held memberships with First United Methodist Church in West Memphis, Arkansas and St. Andrew Methodist Church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Mrs. McKay's family and friends remember her as a very giving person, who always wanted to help her family and others. You could always count on ''Grandma Rose'' to have a popsicle for any of the neighborhood children before she got sick. She enjoyed reading, watching the Razorbacks play football and baseball. Watching westerns on TV was a favorite and she especially loved watching her children and grandchildren play sports.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Cindy Turner and husband, Nathan, (who was Edna's primary care giver); Debbie Sullivan and husband, Ronnie all of Benton. Her grandchildren, Lindsay Harston of Holly Springs, North Carolina; Jamie Turner of Glen Rose, Arkansas; Jeni Turner and fiance' Brandon Nettles of Vilonia, Arkansas; Great-grandchildren, Winston ''Wit'' Turner, James ''Jet'' Turner and Jazmin Turner of Glen Rose, Arkansas; Hunter Harston of Holly Springs, North Carolina; Liam Nettles and Noah Nettles of Vilonia, Arkansas; a number of nieces, nephews and her brothers, Butch Cordell of West Memphis, Arkansas; Gary Cordell of West Memphis; sisters, Patricia Thomas of West Memphis; Shirley Cordell of West Memphis, Arkansas; Nancy Williams of Oxford, Mississippi and a special friend and companion, Jack Brown.

The family would like to thank Arkansas Hospice for their care and request memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Mrs. McKay's name.

There will be a remembrance/luncheon for the family and friends of Edna McKay on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:00 pm. Location: 1800 N. Missouri St. Room 9, West Memphis, Arkansas (located on the back side on Shoppingway next to Razorback Cleaners).

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4 Condolence(s)
Patricia Liggett
Hinesville, GA
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

I am so very sorry to hear of Ms Edna's passing. Many prayers for her children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and all the rest of the family and friends. Extra prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Gary Cordell
Proctor, AR
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Edna Rose was a wonderful sister. She always wanted to help in anyway she could. When our mother broke her hip, Edna Rose came to Marion, Arkansas and help my wife Neppie take care of her. Edna Rose will greatly missed. I love you Edna Rose and please give everyone a hug for me, especially Neppie

Scott and Lynn and Christian
Malvern, AR
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

We love y’all and have great memories of her. We are just a phone call away for anything.

Jim and Michelle Harston
Hot Springs Village, AR
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

I’ll always smile when I think of you.