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Patricia Ann McKay, 85

Patricia Ann McKay, 85, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. She was born on July 4, 1935 to Frank and Mickey Bird in Deland, Florida.

She went to Mt. St. Mary’s High School, and to St. Ann College of Nursing in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Patricia was an RN for sixty years, and the last twenty years she owned Arkansas Academy of Nursing Asst. She loved laughing, and lived everyday like it was her last. Patricia loved her students and an occasional slot machine.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mickey Bird; husband James McKay Sr.; and son Harry McKay.

She will be missed by her four children Jody Harwood of Arizona, James “Bubba” McKay of Arkansas, John McKay of Arkansas, and Melissa “Mimi” McKay of Arkansas; daughter in laws Nancy McKay of Arkansas, and Mary McKay of Arkansas; grandchildren Christina Detloff, Brad McKay, David McKay, and Morgan McKay; and sisters Rosemary and William Burks, and Jeannie and John Price.

Visitation will be held at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM followed by graveside service at Meadow Brook Cemetery in Beebe at 3:00 PM.

In leiu of flowers please show your gratitude to our nurses and first responders in this time of need.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Teresa Brazil Johnson Posted January 16, 2021 2:21 PM

    So sorry for you loss. Sweet lady🙏❤️

  • Marion Fletcher Posted January 16, 2021 5:02 PM

    Prayers for the family and May the LORD bless each of you

  • Ester Easter Posted January 16, 2021 7:08 PM

    She was such a joyful and special lady. So sorry for her family’s loss.

  • Rhonda and Nick Warford Posted January 17, 2021 1:02 PM

    We are sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Patti. We enjoyed many rodeo and vacations they were great times

  • Brittney Skelton Posted January 18, 2021 12:34 AM

    Words cannot express the condolences and love and prayers sending your way. Ms. Pat was such a character and blessing. She was an amazing teacher. I’m so grateful to her for helping me become the CNA I am today. Praying for her family and so many lives she’s touched.

  • Rhonda Warford Posted January 18, 2021 10:05 AM

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of going to the rodeos and vacations trips. May God comfort you during this time.

  • Kelly Whitlow Turney Posted January 18, 2021 1:04 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

  • Lane Posted January 18, 2021 1:43 PM

    My prayers go out to your family. I have lots of memories of the McKay family. God bless you. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Kay Phillips Posted January 18, 2021 5:04 PM

    My father, Curtis Crisp, thought the world of Jim and Pat. My condolences to your family.

  • Rhonda Frazier Mitchell Posted January 18, 2021 5:58 PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I still use the spaghetti recipe she gave me years ago.

  • Carla Lee Posted January 20, 2021 9:41 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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