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Bernice Mae Francisco McKinney

July 24, 1934 — March 16, 2023

Bernice Mae Francisco McKinney

Bernice Mae Francisco McKinney passed away March 16, 2023.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on July 24, 1934 to the late James William Francisco and the late Ethel Mae Francisco. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Allen McKinney.


She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  Bernice was committed to her husband and her family.  She was an excellent cook, loved playing games and watching game shows.  Her passing will leave a void and she will be greatly missed by all.  


Bernice Mae F. McKinney is survived by:


Dale Allen McKinney and wife Angela of South Boston

Three Grandchildren

Telisa McKinney of South Boston

Burke McKinney (Tera) of Charlotte, NC

Cole McKinney of South Boston

Two Great Grandchildren

Kaylin and Blake McKinney

Two Sisters

Barbara Reese of South Boston

Dorothy Verdi of Colonial Heights, VA


Jason Reese (Ashley) of Clemmons, NC

Special Friends

Janice McKinney, Jane Conner, and Diane Mull


A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cole McKinney officiating.


The family will receive friends Monday evening at Powell Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M.


For memorials, please consider Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 96, Scottsburg, VA 24589.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services


Monday, March 20, 2023

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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