Barbara Jean Hayes McKinley was the fourth of eight children born to the late Estella Johnson Hayes and Cecil Hayes Sr. on October 16, 1946 in Lake View, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her residence.
Barbara was educated in Lake View, South Carolina and graduated from Columbus High School in 1966. She was crowned Miss FHA (Future Homemakers of America) during high school. Barbara was employed at So-Pac-Co, Inc. for twenty plus years before retiring. She met and married the love of her life, the late Sgt. Maston McKinley in 1971. Barbara joined her husband as a member of New Canaan AME Church in Dillon, South Carolina.
Barbara lived a simple and enjoyable life. She was very outspoken with a heart of gold. Her generosity, infectious laugh and sense of humor touched the lives of her family and friends. Barbara loved her family dearly and had a special impact on each and every one of their lives. She was highly respected by her family and when she spoke. . . we all listened.
Barbara was preceded in death by ~ her siblings: Burnice Hayes, Leroy Hayes and Iriona H. Bowens; her nephews: Roy Douglas Hayes and William “Chavis” Mullins.
Loving memories will always remain with ~ her sister: Carole (Jack) Mullins of Mullins, SC; a brother: Cecil Hayes Jr. of Lake View, SC; nieces and nephews (whom she loved dearly): Jack Jr. (Latonya) Mullins, Miranda Mullins both of Mullins, SC, Derrick (Melissa) Hayes of Fairfax, VA, Burnice Grant Hayes of Greenville, NC, Andre (Deidre) Hayes of Dillon, SC, Corey (Pam) Hayes of Columbia, SC, Hendrix Hayes of Charlotte, NC, Randolph Bowens of Fayetteville, NC, Lucinda “Cookie” (Roderick) Mace of Lake View, SC Becky Hayes of Columbia, SC, Marcella (Alfred) Mitchell, Ronny (Isabella) McKinley, Iriona Stanley all of Dillon, SC, Eugene McKinley, Gregory Bowens both of Lumberton, NC; special cousins (whom she loved dearly): Betty, Al, James, Janis, Gloria Jean, Pam, Bertha Mae, Mary Lou, Charlie Jr., Wanda and Trina McConico all of Charlotte, NC; special friends: Norma Inman Carmichael of New Jersey, Annette Morrison of Marion, SC; her adopted son: Henry McLellan of Dillon, SC and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
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