Kenny McKinney, Jr.
September 24, 1952  -  October 14, 2017

Kenny McKinney, Jr.

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 S. Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. until service time
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LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
11:00 a.m.
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Opelousas – A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 for Alba “Kenny” Kenneth McKinney, Jr. in the Skip Montet Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Dean Rydbeck, pastor of the Hope Presbyterian Church will officiate the services.

Kenny passed away at his home in Opelousas surrounded by his loving family on October 14, 2017.

He attended high school at Opelousas High School and graduated from Sewanee Military Academy. He furthered his education at USL (ULL) and received his bachelor’s in photography. Kenny was at his happiest being at home with his family and friends. Kenny was a very kind and outgoing person. He loved fishing, hunting, taking pictures of sunsets and building bonfires. Kenny was also a league bowler for many years at Lafayette Lanes. Frank Artigue was a high school friend and co-worker of Kenny’s and was with him at the very end. Kenny also enjoyed watching football and making bets with his dear friend, Mickey Mills.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 20 years, Anita Collins McKinney; his mother, Betty Castille McKinney; his daughter, Samantha Diane McKinney and husband, Jeremy Sanders of Denver, Colorado; two brothers, Mickey McKinney and Durkee McKinney and two sisters, Sally McKinney Reed and husband, Randy and Cindy McKinney Ortego and husband, Lonnie. A dear uncle and aunt Armand and Susan Castille, brothers-in-law, Scott, Bill and Jimmy Collins and host of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alba K. (Mac) McKinney, Sr.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Beverly Collins and grandparents, Armand and Sallie Castille and Alba and Birdie McKinney.

The family would like to thank Louisiana Home Health Care and Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care for caring for Kenny during his illness.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Joy Johnson
    Lafayette, LA

    My dearest Sally! My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry I wasn't able to make the services but will keep you all in my prayers!'

  2. Greg Chachere
    New Orleans, LA

    My deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones for Kenny's loss.

  3. Sherri Landry
    Opelousas, LA

    Dear Mrs. Betty, Durkee, Cindy, and Sally
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sherri, Robert and Kim Landry.

  4. Janet Rose-Perrenoud
    Rapid City, SD

    You always made me smile, cousin. God Bless. My thoughts and prayers for the family at this sad time. love ya, Janet

  5. Susan C. McKinney
    River Ridge, LA

    Dear Anita, Ma Mac, Sally, Mickey, Durkee, Cindy, all of you have been in my prayers for a long time. My heart and soul reach out to you at this very sad time. He is at peace in Heaven.
    Sam, I know the deepest love and admiration you have and will always have for your dad and he loved you very much.

  6. wilda nevels
    haughton, LA

    You are in my prayers and heart. Love to all of you

  7. Kathi and Lazaire Guilbeau
    New Iberia, LA

    Samantha, Anita and Ms. Betty and family, we were so sad to hear that Kenny had passed away. It was wonderful to see him at the Wedding. We know that he knew how much he was loved. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Tina Fruge
    Opelousas, LA

    Ms. Anita & family you all have our deepest sympathy. We are truly sorry for your loss. Sending prayers & hugs. Chris, Tina & The Twins.

  9. Carla Castille
    Sunset, LA

    Love you

  10. Gwen Savoy Tate
    Ville Platte, LA

    My thoughts and prayers for family and friends !! He was a kind man.

  11. Clyde & Celine Miller Guillory
    Opelousas, LA

  12. Suzie Nanney
    Etowah, NC

    Prayers for you and your family.

  13. Sammy & Darlene Coon
    Opelousas, LA

    Sally and Family, We are sad to hear the news of your brothers passing. You can take comfort in knowing he is in Gods loving arms. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you.

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