Mary Ethel Griffin McKee

Mary Ethel Griffin McKee


Mary Ethel Griffin McKee died August 4, 2021. She was born November 13, 1928 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to Anselm Clyde Griffin and Ethel Toler Griffin. 

Mary was a graduate of Clarksdale High School, salutatorian of her class, and a member of the Hall of Fame. She graduated from Mississippi College in 1950 with distinction.

Mary was a longtime member of Briarwood United Methodist Church, serving as organist for over 35 years, and an active member of the Mississippi Methodist Cursillo. She later joined First Baptist Church of Madison. 

Mary was a 20-year employee of Barksdale Bonding and Insurance and a member of the James Foster Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clyde Griffin, Jr., and Barry Toler Griffin; and son-in-law, William Brame. She is survived by daughter, Carol Brame of Madison, and son, David McKee of Madison. Grandchildren Lindsay Brame Casperson (Eric); Allison Brame Dotson (Alex); Taylor Brame; and Shelby McKee. Great-grandchildren Caylee Casperson; Connor Casperson; Chloe Ethel Casperson; and Luke Dotson. 

Visitation was held in the Worship Center at First Baptist Church of Madison in Madison, MS on August 10, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a funeral service following at 2:00 PM. Graveside service followed at Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland, MS.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Wilson Research Foundation, c/o Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital, 1350 East Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, MS 39216-5112, or to First Baptist Church of Madison, 2100 Main Street, Madison, MS 39110. 

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