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1011 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
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Warna M
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March 26, 1929 – October 22, 2018

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Mrs. Warna McKinley Irby, 89, of Greenville, South Carolina, departed this life on Monday, October 22, 2018, at McCall Hospice House. She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on March 26, 1929, to the late Willie and Queen Briggs McKinley Wilson.

The family moved to Greenville where she became a member of Israel Chapel CME Church. She was educated in the public schools of Greenville County. Warna graduated from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, and became a teacher in Cosmetology. She taught in Florence, SC and Washington, DC.

She was past superintendent and other offices of Israel Chapel CME Church, she also was a member of the Delta Chapter and President of the Beautician Protective Associated League 265. She loved the Lord, her family, her Church and people. She loved saying, “Yes in deed” and “O yeah”.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Irby; a son, Melvin Tazwell Irby; and a brother, Elijah (Billy) McKinley.

She leaves loving memories to her son, Charles Irby of the home, one sister, Carolyn (Charles) Culver of Washington, DC; one brother, Willie (Tiajuana) McKinley of Washington, DC; three grandchildren, Ashley Monique Irby of Charlotte NC, Cory Irby of Greenville, SC, and Warren M. Irby of Baltimore, MD; special nieces, Cheryl McHill of Huston, TX and Rosiland McKinley of Greenville, SC; a devoted cousin, Bernice Ferguson of Greenville, SC; special friends, Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Turner and Laura Ann Smith; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Service Information

When
Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm
Location
Israel Metropolitan CME Church
Address
307 N Calhoun Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Interment Information

Location
Greenville Memorial Gardens
Address
7784 Augusta Rd
Piedmont, SC 29673

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