Elmarie Harrison McKay, 83, of Orange, passed away Aug. 27, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Meyer. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday Aug. 29 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in El Dorado, Ar., Sept. 18, 1930, she was the daughter of E. J. Harrison Sr. and Marie Jones Harrison. Elmarie worked as an LVN before retiring from Doctor’s Hospital in Groves. She was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church for many years, where she was a member of the sewing club and Ruth Class, her Sunday School Class. She enjoyed family gatherings, hunting, fishing and traveling. Elmarie was a member of the Good Sam’s Traveling Club. Her love of traveling took her to every state in the U.S., as well as outside of the country. Elmarie also went on trips with the Volunteer Christian Builders. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. McKay; her parents, E.J. Harrison Sr. and Marie Jones Harrison; and her son-in-law Tony Howard.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth McKay and wife, Peggy of Mauriceville, Barbara Ryder of China, Jim McKay and wife, Glenda, Jerry McKay and wife, Vina, and Ronnie McKay and wife, Anna, all of Orange; grandchildren, Amanda, Kristi, Tracy, Jonathan, Nathan, Miranda, Kaci, Kourtney, David, Nicole, Brandon, Zack, Wendy, Ally, and Robert; 21 great-grandchildren; her brother, Elmer Jack Harrison, Jr. and wife Pat of Little Cypress; and numerous other family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jonathan McKay, Nathan McKay, David McKay, Brandon McKay, Clem Espinoza, Richard Kimball, and Neil Miller. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons Zack McKay, Robert McKay, and Troy Tubbs.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Old First Orange Baptist Church: 7925 Interstate 10 E, Orange, TX 77630.