LaParis McKinney
July 13, 1937  -  August 29, 2018

LaParis McKinney

MintonChatwell Funeral Directors
314 S. Hedgecoke
Borger, TX  79007
Thursday, August 30, 2018
5-7 p.m.
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Graveside Service
Panhandle Cemetery
Panhandle, TX  79068
Friday, August 31, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Panhandle Cemetery
East 6th St.
Panhandle, TX  79068
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LaParis McKinney, 81, went into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, in Amarillo, TX. La Paris was born on July 13, 1937 in Borger, TX to Thurman Williams and Ruth Griffin Williams. She married the love her life, Max McKinney in Raton, NM, they were married for 53 years. LaParis and Max found Borger to be their home. They had three daughters, Angie Lewellyn, Joy Beth Fleming and Jennifer Kennedy. She was the owner of Salon LaParee where she was a beautician for 43 years. She was a long-time member of Faith Covenant Church, she later found Calvary Baptist Church to be their church home. After Max’s death in 2013 she moved to Amarillo to The Continental Senior Living, to be closer to her daughter. She loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Ruth Williams, her youngest daughter, Jennifer Kennedy, sister Carol Huff and brother, Doy Williams.
She is survived by her brother, Travis Williams of Fruita, CO, two daughters, Angie Lewellyn & Mike of Amarillo, TX and Joy Beth Fleming & Randy of Hurst, TX, son-in-law James Kennedy of Iowa Park, TX, six grandchildren, Tia Lewellyn, Hannah Akin, Sarah McPherson, Madison Kennedy, Tyler Lewellyn , and Cutter Kennedy; three great grandchildren, Max Akin, Lily Akin, and Lola Lewellyn. She will be greatly missed by all.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home in Borger on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5-7 pm. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am August 31, 2018 at the Panhandle Cemetery in Panhandle, TX. Under the direction of Minton Chatwelll Funeral Directors of Borger.


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  1. Cheryl Chapmanb
    Panhandle Texas, TX

    LaParis was my mothers favorite hair dresser Ruth Chapman. I went to her salon often, I am sadden to hear of her death, prayers for the family.

  2. brant davis
    amarillo, TX

    Angie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet and talented lady. I will be praying for you and your family.

  3. Allen and Pat McNut
    Borger, TX

    JOY Beth and family, so so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very sweet person. Always enjoyed visiting with her. Our prayers are with you and all of the family. Our love Allen and Pat McNutt

  4. Wanda Edler
    Mansfield, TX

    Your Mother and Dad were loved so much by my Mom(Muriel Horton) and a great friend of mine also.Special people.

  5. Renea Lawson
    Borger, TX

    So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was such a beautiful lady, with a heart of gold.

  6. Brad and Cathy (Treece) Carpenter
    Borger, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. When our sorrow can't be put into words, we have a God whose words hold the power to ease our sorrow, restore our hearts and bring the promise of hope. May HIS words comfort each of you.
    Brad and Cathy Carpenter

  7. Mike Wells
    Cypress, TX

    Angie and Joy Beth,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. You and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Mike Wells

  8. Christine Potts
    Grapevine, TX

    With deepest sympathy.

  9. Judy Stark
    Borger, TX

    LaParis is a beautiful woman. I had a lot of fun over the years visiting with her and Max at church, in the beauty shop and the Lewellyn holidays at Mike and Angie's, which I was blessed to share at times.

    LaParis is a devout Christian and let go of the hands of those who loved her here to take the hand of God to go to a place that was long prepared for her. Max and Jennifer were joyfully waiting for LaParis' arrival and there was an exciting reunion!

    May God's peace be with the Lewellyn family and the Fleming family as they transition through the difficulty of LaParis leaving.

    With love, Judy Stark

  10. Christine Potts
    Grapevine, TX

    With deepest sympathy.

  11. Vicki Denny
    Lubbock, TX

    Angie so sorry for you loss. Your mom was a beautiful lady.

  12. Lisa Gillispie
    Borger, TX

    Dear McKinney Family,

    My heart goes out to you all. I loved LaParis & Max with all my heart. I’m glad they are back together again. Lifting you in love & prayers.


  13. Kathy Sargent
    Stinnett, TX

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was such a beautiful lady, you are probably very proud to call her Mom. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
    God Bless you
    Kathy Sargent

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