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Mary Lou (Leach) McBee

December 7, 1942 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 79)


Mary Lou (Leach) McBee, age 79, of Middlesboro, KY, passed away peacefully at the Middlesboro Nursing and Rehab Facility on Monday, May 9, 2022, surrounded by her family.  Mary was born December 7, 1942, in Middlesboro, KY.  She is the daughter of the late Elmer and Florence (Bass) Leach. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her special aunt, Emma Brackett; her loving brothers and sisters, Dorothy Jean (Eugene) Gulley, Elmer (Slick) Leach, Jr., James Leach, JoAnn Carmack and Charles Leach.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Cecil McBee, who was the love of her life; her children, Kelly (Lora) McBee of Lancaster, KY and Christy (Michael) Bean of Middlesboro, KY; sisters-in-law, Joan Leach and Nellie Leach; special lifelong friend, Sue Yoakum; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Mary was saved at an early age.  She humbly served the Lord, her family, and those in need.  The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Middlesboro Nursing and Rehab Facility.  They loved her like their own. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Harrogate/Meador Cemetery in Harrogate, TN.  

Register book and online condolences are available at www.cawoodfh.com

Cawood Funeral Home, Middlesboro, KY, is in charge of all arrangements.


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May 12, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cawood Funeral Home
112 South 21st Street
Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965

Graveside Service
May 13, 2022

Harrogate/Meador Cemetery
430 Fulton Road
Harrogate, TN 37752

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