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Published January 11th, 2014 9:18 pm

March 16, 1944-January 8, 2014
Mrs. Regina Kay McKinney Jones, Johnson City, was born March 16, 1944, in Johnson City, TN, the daughter of the late James R. and Mamie Wiseman McKinney.
She had a passion for helping and serving people. Kay was a member of Grace Fellowship Church and initiated the participation of Grace Fellowship in the Shepherd’s Lunch program of Good Samaritan Ministries, feeding the homeless and anyone who needed a meal.
Kay was on a journey, an Ultimate Journey, to finish the work she was put here to do. She allowed Christ to change her life, and allowed Christ to use her life, for His glory. With an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ, and a servant’s heart, she denied herself, took up her cross daily and “went about doing good for others.” Now, her journey is finished, and she has departed this life to receive her eternal reward, “a priceless inheritance, kept in heaven for her, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” What does our savior require of us except to “seek justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.” Kay did this every day.
She is survived by her loving husband, Willis H. Jones, of Johnson City; son, Brian Jones, of Memphis, TN; sister, Carolyn Williams, of Johnson City; brothers, Jim McKinney (Jean), of Orlando, FL, and Bill McKinney (Amy), of Johnson City; brothers-in-law Johnny Jones (Brenda), of Greeneville, TN, James Jones (Belinda), of Gaston, SC, and Nathan A. Jones, of Mosheim, TN; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Alta Anest.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Nees of Grace Fellowship Church and Rev. Sarah Wells of Good Samaritan Ministries officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service.
Interment services will be at 1:00 PM Monday, January 13, 2014, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chip Boyd, Drew Burchfield, Ethan Flynn, Brian Jones, Brian McCormack and Stayko Staykov. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of their Grace Fellowship community group.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kay’s memory may be made to Good Samaritan Ministries, 100 N. Roan St,, Johnson City 37601; or Samaritians Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.
Condolences may be sent to the Jones family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Jonesborough, TN, 423-753-3821