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Dannie McKee


Dannie McKee
June 11, 1946 – Feb. 15, 2024
Dannie Kaye Ginn McKee, 77, died Feb. 15, 2024.  She was born June 11, 1946, the youngest of two children born to LH Ginn, Jr and Xina Pearl Bearden Ginn from Dinan. She graduated from Tylertown High School and attended Mississippi State University where she studied horticulture. Later in her career, she returned to school and earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL.
She married Royce McKee in Biloxi on Jan. 11, 1973; together they raised three sons: Bret Hubert, Curtis Ray, and Brady Ross.
Mrs. McKee spent over 25 years working in marketing with South Central Bell / BellSouth. At retirement, she rose to become the chief of staff for BellSouth’s CEO.
After retiring from BellSouth, she and Royce returned to her birthplace of Tylertown and became active members of the Dinan community. They dedicated themselves to community service helping establish the local E911 notification system, starting a neighborhood watch program, and many initiatives helping to improve the capabilities of local fire and rescue departments.
Mrs. McKee’s passion for lifelong learning and teaching led her to obtain her teaching certificate and start a second career as a computer and keyboarding teacher at McComb High School. Upon retiring from MHS, she continued to share her knowledge and skills through online schools teaching high school students around the globe in subjects like digital photography, macro/microeconomics, and internet webpage design.
Dannie always had a deep love for animals, and her farm, Kudzu Korner, which was home to many furry and feathered friends. In addition to her love of animals, Dannie was a talented artist who shared her skills with others through gifts of painting, crocheting, sewing, and quilting.
Survivors are her husband, Royce; sons: Bret (Rhonda) McKee of Budapest, Hungary, and children – Tori (Matt) Meece of Belton, TX, (Piper, Samuel, Benjamin); Britton McKee of Austin, TX; and Seth (Sayler) McKee of Nashville, TN; Curtis (Jeanna) McKee of Lavaca, AR, and children – Eric McEntire, Alex McEntire, and Isaac McEntire all of Lavaca, AR; Brady (Christina) McKee of Hurley and children – Rachel McKee of Jackson; Kailee McKee of Tylertown; Maxx McKee and Zaine McKee both of Hurley; her sister, Ione Ginn (M E “Abe”) Bond of Petal, MS.
Mrs. McKee and her sister Ione were best of friends throughout their lives. Both were majorettes in the Tylertown High band, and they often twirled their batons, even their flaming batons, for their families.
Visitation will be at Capps Funeral Home Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, from 12 until 2pm with a Life Honoring Service at 2 pm. Graveside service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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