Helen Mckinney

Helen Mckinney

Helen Mckinney 82 years old of Orange Park Florida passed into eternal rest July 30, 2022 her loving husband of 63 years and her family were by her side. Helen was born April 1, 1940 in Charlotte NC to William Freeman and Florence Lopez. She was one of nine children and had a host of nieces and nephews. She loved her family fiercely and was very proud of her daughters. Frances Igou, (Derek Igou), Lisa Pennington (Ryan Pennington) and Deborah McKinney. She simply adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Daniel Igou (Stephanie Igou), Dylan Igou (Stephanie Flick Igou), Jeffrey Williams (Christina Williams), Jacob Pennington (Emma Nauert), Anthony Woodward, Deyton Igou, and Caitlyn Igou.

Her constant companion and friend Ronald McKinney met at the tender age of 13. They were married May 5, 1959.  Together they weathered many of life challenges that began with the loss of their first daughter, Debbie. They experienced many joys. Building a home and a life in Mandarin FL they were blessed by a lifetime of friends. Helen’s banking career allowed her to touch many lives. She never met a stranger and if you were around her for a moment you became her friend. She loved to cook and sew. She passed her creativity on to her daughters. Spending time with family and friends was her passion capturing the memories with her camera. Proudly sharing and documenting a legacy that we will cherish always.

Her beaming smile framed by her signature red lipstick will be missed but forever remembered on our cheeks.

Visitation is 1pm Friday 8/5/22, services following at 2pm. Evergreen’s Chapel, 4535 Main St N, Jacksonville, FL 32206.


  • Sandra merwin Posted August 2, 2022 10:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Murlena Williams Posted August 4, 2022 8:33 pm

    I will definitely miss her sweet demeanor and infectious smile !! She will truly be missed!

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