Ivy Lillian McKinney Stone was born in Sylacauga, Alabama on September 6, 1953 to the late Pearson G. McKinney and Emma L. Hale McKinney.
Ms. Stone was a 1971 graduate of Childersburg High School. At an early age, she joined Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Sylacauga, where she remained a faithful member. Her ministries included serving as Sunday School Secretary and Sunday School teacher for the primary class. She enjoyed singing in the choir for many years.
She was currently employed at Wal-Mart for 18 years until her health prevented her from actively working.
On August 19, she was called to eternal life.
Memories of her life are cherished by her five sons: Michael Hale, Jr., Byron Lamont (Shawnie) Hale, Demetrius Hale, Frankie Stone, Jr., Marcus Stone, all of Sylacauga, Al; twenty grandchildren, six sisters: Rita (Booker T. Jr.) Brown, Carol Estelle, Patricia Estelle (U.V. Jr.*), Wanda (William) Pointer, Esther McKinney, Yvette (Michael) Funderburg; two brothers: Kevin McKinney, Scott McKinney; a special aunt, Ethelene Burney and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.