Lois Greene McKinney, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at Beacon Place Hospice Home. Lois was born March 2, 1929 in Columbus County, to the late Minnie Morgan Greene and Waitus Greene. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her stepmother, Ora Greene; seven siblings; and her loving husband of 55 years, Claude T. McKinney.
Following high school graduation, Lois earned her Associate’s Degree in Business. She met Claude while they were both working for the Singer Company in Raleigh. They were married in 1951. Together they owned and managed Singer Sewing and Vacuum Stores in Statesville and Greensboro for many years. She and Claude were devoted members of Beulah Baptist Church in Statesville. Lois loved spending time with her family and friends, sewing and enjoying the beautiful view of Lake Norman from the back deck of her home.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Salem Funeral Home, 120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro.
Lois is survived by her sons, Chris and wife, Janet, Joe and wife, Jane, Mike and wife, Carol and Claude Jr.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four siblings; and numerous extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Beulah Baptist Church, 1851 Old Mountain Rd., Statesville, N.C. 28677.
Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.