McKinney, Geraldine

Lifelong Resident Of Chattanooga

Monday, July 9, 2018
Geraldine McKinney
Geraldine McKinney

Geraldine McKinney, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 8, 2018. She was 93.

Gerry was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and their Friendship Class.  She also attended Rivermont Presbyterian Church. She dedicated her life to loving and nurturing her family.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Grant and husband, William Nance; parents, Lee and Susie Suggs and a sister, Kay Goldfeder.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ed McKinney; children, Richard C. (Fay) Grant, Jr., Gretchen (Jim) Joyner; stepchildren, Marion (Steve) Keiss, Libby (Steve) Bailey, Mary Lloyd Hatcher and William Nance, Jr.;  grandchildren, Caysie (Jerry)  Evans, Rebecca Mullis, Jeff (Jessica) Joyner and Stacy Joyner (Michael) Tallent; 12 great-grandchildren and her sister, Jo Green.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Buddy Nichols officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that you please make donations to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201.

Please visit to share words of comfort.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

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