Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/17/2009 - 1/20/2009
Carol Lee (Taylor) McKee
News Death Notice
McKEE, Carol Lee (Taylor) 60, of Springfield, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of January 15, 2009, in The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born in Ironton, Ohio July 16, 1948, to David Platt and Louise McCain Taylor, and was a member of Triedstone Baptist Church before moving to Springfield at the age of 15. She graduated from Springfield South High School and Columbus Business College. She had a dedicated interest in genealogy and was a member of The African American Genealogy Group & Miami Valley. Carol served for many years as Assistant Treasurer of The Antioch Publishing Company. In 1986, she branched out as an entrepreneur and became co-owner of a clothing boutique. She found her niche working at the boutique, and it provided her the perfect outlet to showcase her creativity and share her passions in life with others. She enjoyed spending time laughing and reminiscing with family and friends. She had a kind heart, a sense of humor, and an infectious laugh that will forever be cherished by her family and friends. She was a devoted and loving sister, aunt, and friend who leaves to cherish her memory three brothers, Marshall and Frank Taylor & Ironton, OH, and Jacob (Cheryl) Taylor of Springfield, OH; one sister Bertha Johnson of Detroit, MI; special nieces and nephews with whom she was raised, Edith Austin, of Jacksonville, FL, Donna and Mary Taylor, of Columbus, OH, Jacqueline King, of Ironton, OH, William Royal, of Detroit, MI, and James Taylor of Ironton, OH; nephew whom she helped raise, Brian Taylor of Columbus OH; and a special great grand nephew whom she doted upon, Chris Taylor of Columbus, OH; dear friend Harold House of Springfield, OH; special friends, confidants, and business partners Doris Smith (deceased) and Cheryl Taylor of Springfield, OH; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Samuel McKee; three sisters, Florene Thompson, Thelma Taylor, and Allene Mayo: two brothers, James and David Taylor; and special niece Ogreta Royal. Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 PM at Porter-Qualls Funeral Home with Rev Claire Boyd-Williams officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 6 PM. Family and friends in Ironton will honor her memory with a service at 1 PM at Triedstone Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Carter officiating. Family will receive friends beginning at 12 PM. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.