Shirley McKinney passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on August 1st, where she is enjoying her forever-home and awaiting the loved ones she left behind. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Edna Hodgin. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ronald McKinney, a daughter, Debi Threewitts (husband Bill), and two sons, Mike McKinney (wife Vickie) and Walt McKinney (wife Becky). She was also blessed with six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren (including one on the way), and Angel, her much-loved Sheltie. Shirley graduated from Hugh Morson High School in Raleigh and married the love of her life in May 1951. She was a stay-at-home mom until she went to work for the phone company when her oldest child was 12. She retired from BellSouth in 1995. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held Saturday, September 13th, 2 p.m., Victory Church, 2825 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603. Flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transitions Life Care (formerly Hospice of Wake County), 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to the Victory Church Building Fund.