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Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 707 Tabernacle Blvd., for Minister Cardie Tillery-McKinney, 69, of Youngstown, who entered eternal rest on Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Minister McKinney was born August 22, 1948 in Youngstown, a daughter of Marcellus and Alice Jones Tillery. She was educated in the Youngstown City School system and was a 1966 graduate of The Rayen School. She attended Youngstown State University and the Sure Foundation Theological Institute, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies. Cardie was baptized in January 1959 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Henry J. Pippens. She was a member of Tabernacle’s Senior Usher, Citation, and Sunday School ministries. She was a former trustee, choir, and willing workers member.
She had been employed with Youngstown City Schools for over 30 years, retiring in 2012. She was a former member of the AFSCME union. She enjoyed bowling, soap opera, and traveling.
She leaves to mourn her passing, but to rejoice in her peace, four loving children, Cortney O. (Jacqueline) McKinney of Campbell, Marcellus N., Ayanna, and Angelique McKinney all of Youngstown; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers, Rev. Claude Tillery of Columbus, Romey Tillery of Youngstown, and Tony Tillery of Tampa, FL; and a host of family and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marcella Phillips.
Friends may call Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.