Sis  Virginia Rae   Murphy McKinney

Sis Virginia Rae Murphy McKinney

Sis Virginia Rae Murphy McKinney, 81, was the 3rd child born to the parentage of Mr. John L. Murphy and Mrs. Oleta Beck Murphy on May 4, 1938 in Pilot Grove, Texas, she was the oldest girl in the family. Virginia accepted Christ at an early age. She attended public school in Van Alstyne and Sherman, Texas. She was a loving and caring, mother, friend, sister, aunt and cousin. She talked on the phone to her family and friends EVERYDAY. Her smile was worth a trillion stars raining down from heaven, Virginia was very nurturing to all with her many caring and giving words of encouragement and wisdom to all who knew her. “Mama Gin” will truly be missed. In her younger years she met and married Mr. James Edward McKinney, Sr. To this union 2 children were born, one son James Edward McKinney, Jr. and one daughter Charlotte Lonise McKinney Thompson. After the children were born, they moved to Dallas, Texas, “Alta Mesa”, where she joined the “New Generation Baptist Church”, now under the leadership of Reverend Kelvin Stepney. Where she served on the mother’s board and was a faithful member and mother until her health failed her. On March 25, 2020, she faithfully answered her name on the roll call. Virginia will be truly missed but will not be forgotten. She was preceded in death by her husband James Edward McKinney, Sr., parents, John L. Murphy and Oleta Beck Murphy, children son James Edward McKinney, Jr. and daughter Charlotte Lonise McKinney Thompson, Sisters Lesidia Murphy Mc Lean and Marquetta Ann Murphy, and 1 brother Morris Daniel Murphy. She Leaves to cherish her precious memories her 2 adopted children Mr. Charles Mayberry and Ms. Charlene Cherry of Dallas, Texas. John Doyle Murphy (Nancy) of Greenville, Texas, Eddie Wayne Murphy (Lillie) of Van Alstyne, Texas, Richard Don Murphy (Diann), Dallas, Texas, Vickie Lynn Gipson (ST Jr.), Darryle Glenn Murphy of Van Alstyne, TX, and Wanda Lee Murphy Lee (Willie) Linda Kaye Murphy Kelly (John) of Dallas, TX. Grandchildren Shaquille McKinney, James Edward McKinney, III; and one Great grandson Vinny and a host of loving nieces, nephews, Cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held private for family only with Reverend Kelvin Stepney, Officiating. The family has requested for the funeral services to be recorded and will be posted the following day on Virginia’s, obituary wall for family and friends to view. Pallbearers will be John Doyle, Murphy, Eddie Wayne Murphy, Richard Don Murphy, Darryle Glenn Murphy, Quinillion Murphy, and Christopher Murphy. Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy. Van Alstyne, TX, 75495. 903-482-5225. You may sign the online register book at
May 4, 1938 - March 25, 202005/04/193803/25/2020
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Lana Johnson Mckinney
3 days ago
Ms Virginia I will never forget you. You showed me what a strong woman was and a woman who had a personal relationship with God.
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Kimberly lee
4 days ago
Love You Aunt Gin. No one will forget your love for Sports. If a game was going on, you had better be quiet cause she wasn't paying attention to you . ha ha
Cami Cola
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