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Katie Sue McElyea McNeill

July 10, 1941 — February 11, 2024

Boiling Springs

Katie Sue McElyea McNeill, age 82, passed away on February 11, 2024, in Spartanburg, SC. She was born on July 10, 1941, in Lenoir City, TN to the late, James M. McElyea and Nora Lorene Hackney. Katie was known for her selflessness and kindness towards others, always willing to lend a helping hand whenever it was needed.

She graduated from Fairforest High School as a member of the Class of 1959. Katie had a fulfilling career as she retired from Community Cash Grocery after 40 years of dedicated service.

Katie attended Northbrook Baptist Church as an active member for over 20 years. She found solace and strength in her faith. Katie took great joy in serving on the Social Committee planning trips and outings for the seniors of her church as well as serving as a Prayer Chain group leader. Her steadfast commitment to faith and service was an inspiration to many.

She enjoyed various hobbies, like sewing and she was an excellent cook. Katie's personality radiated warmth and compassion. She would go above and beyond to help anyone in need where her generosity knew no bounds, making her one of the most giving souls anyone could know. 

Katie is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Marshall C. McNeill. She will be dearly missed by her sisters, Linda Horton and Doris Cannon (Jim), all residing in Spartanburg, SC. Her eight grandchildren, two great grandsons, many nieces and nephews and devoted friends. 

Katie was predeceased by her brothers, Luther McElyea and James McElyea Jr., her sisters, Jean McElyea and Anna Lou Johnson. She was also predeceased by a grandson.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, Friday, February 16, 2024, at Northbrook Baptist Church, 1881 Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 29316. 

A funeral service will follow at 12:30 PM in the church and burial in Fort Prince Memorial Gardens, services will be conducted by the Rev. Benny Green and the Rev. Jeff Eubanks.

Katie will be remembered as a shining example of kindness, love, and dedication to one's community and faith. Her selfless nature touched the hearts of many throughout her lifetime.

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