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Ms. Shonda Charlene McKay
Ms. Shonda Charlene McKay was the daughter of Sheila McKay Burnette and Charles E. Tyson. She was born on December 22, 1973, in Monroe, North Carolina, and departed this life on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Shonda attended grade and middle school in Pageland, South Carolina and high school in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. She was employed as a driver for Ron Sowell’s Pine Needles in Pageland, SC.
Shonda was passionate about music and had a special fondness for gospel music. She was also very passionate about children and truly loved being in their presence. The power of gospel music affectionately connected her with all that came to know her. Shonda's sense of humor was one of her many virtues. She had the unique ability to fill a room with laughter, a quality that will continue to bring smiles to those who knew her. Courageous in every sense of the word, Shonda faced life’s adversities with unwavering strength and grace. Her heart of gold shaped her into a loving person who never hesitated to extend a helping hand whenever needed. She has left an indelible mark on the lives of everyone she met. Her ability to lift other’s spirit with her humor and courage inspired many. Her loving nature that embraced all will forever be cherished.
As we bid farewell to Shonda, we do so with a smile remembering her laughter, bravery, and nurturing spirit. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Shonda Charlene McKay will forever be a shining light in our lives.
Ms. Shonda Charlene McKay is survived by sisters, Tarisha Tyson of Augusta, Georgia, and Kayla Tyson of Pageland, South Carolina, and one special cousin, Rico Tyson of Charlotte, North Carolina, dear friend Christine Nguyen, and godchildren, Christina Huynh, Nathan Hguyen and Justin Huynh of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her sister Toya Tyson.
“Miss Me But Let Me Go”
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the Master plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go.
The love and kindness you have shown to our family during this difficult time means everything to us. We are grateful to you.
The McKay Family