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Memorial created 05-2-2007 by
Becky DiMarco
Ella McKinnon
May 3 1938 - April 21 2007

Mama In 1984

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Ella McKinnon, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Ella's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Ella forever. LETTER FROM HEAVEN To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.Here, there's no more tears of sadness;Here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I am with you every morning, noon, and night. That day that I had to leave you when my life on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and He said" I welcome you. It's good to have you back again. you were missed while you were gone.As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on. There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man." God gave me a list of things, that He wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight. God and I are closest to you...... in the middle of night. When you think of my life on earth and all those loving years. Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers,unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain though my life on earth is over, I'm closer to you now than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb.But together we can do it by taking one day at a time. When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind, I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.And when it's time for you to go..from that body to be free, Remember you're not going... you're just coming home to me. Ruth Ann Mahaffey


Mama 1984

MOM'S HALO I didn't buy you a birthday gift, No flowers, no card and no cake. No songs did I sing, No bells did I ring, No surprise party plans, did I make. Nor did I visit the place where you rest, I know I cannot find you there. This year instead, all you'll receive is one very heartbroken prayer. May your special day last forever, In the shelter of God's loving arms. May you know that I'm thinking of you. Though the distance between us is far You know you were always my angel, But God in his wisdom did see, That no matter how much I would miss you, It was time to give you your wings. Greta Hatfield-Harrison


Mama 1964

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my picture on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat,and I thought it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I knew that little things are special things. When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I believed there is a GOD I could always talk to. When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me goodnight, and I felt loved. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's alright to cry. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked....and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking. LOVE, Becky


I miss your laughter, fun, and gentleness. I miss the things I used to do for you. I miss the time, now filled with emptiness, When each day was a stage for something new, I miss your love, though mine for you remains, A passion with no outlet to the sea, A teardrop in desert, that contains What's left of her maternal ecstasy. I miss your presence, like a silent chord That anchored even solitude in grace. I miss, for my love's labor, the reward Of seeing some small pleasure in your face. All these I miss, and yet they are all here Within my heart, far more than I can bear.


Ronnie & Mama At Mardi Gras Ball

Survived by husband Donald McKinnon. Daughters Rose Navarre, & Becky DiMarco. Sons Rodney Macon, & Robert Grant. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Deceased children Ronnie Macon, & Gayle Sill


He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29



         Mom, we miss you so very much

           On every Mother's Day;

And not just then, but every minute,

          Since you went away.

You were the center of our lives

         Before your soul passed on;

It's just so hard for us to believe

    That you are really gone.

But we celebrate the life you lived

    And all the things you gave us:

Our wonderful memories, Mom, of you

Are the things that will comfort and save us.

    Please think of us, as we think of you

       With hearts so full of love;

We're looking up at you, sweet Mom,

      As you look at us from above.



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