2020ObituariesRawlins McKey, Sr

December 27, 2020by SealeUser13

September 5, 1941 ~ December 27, 2020

Rawlins Elmo McKey, Sr. “Elmo”, a native of Centreville, MS and a resident of Baton Rouge, was born on Sept. 5, 1941 and passed away on Sun., Dec. 27, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center at the age of 79. He retired from Albertson’s after working decades in the grocery business. He never met a stranger. He always loved sports, playing and coaching baseball in his younger days, and anyone who knew him, knew that he was an avid Ole Miss Rebels fan. He loved working in his yard and had a natural green thumb. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice (Smylie) McKey, his son, Rawlins Elmo McKey, Jr. “Rawlie” and his wife, Angie, his daughter, Dina Malcomb and her husband, Kevin, his grandson, Dakota McKey, his granddaughter, Calea McKey, two sisters, Linda Rogillio of Gloster, MS and Maxine Compton and her husband, Rick, of Griffin, GA, numerous nieces and nephews and his best friend, Earl Pearson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Willie Mae (Callender) McKey, his sister, Mary Betz, three brothers, Raiford “Cotton” McKey, Robert McKey and Eugene McKey. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Walker. Visitation will be on Thursday, Dec. 31st from 5 – 7 PM with a memorial service following at 7 PM at Seale’s Funeral Home in Denham Springs, officiated by Rev. Kevin Malcomb. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 1778, Walker, LA, 70785. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com




  • Susan Chapman

    January 3, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    As a child, the McKey home was like a 2nd home to me. I always admired the way every evening supper was eaten all together with everyone present. Mr. Elmo was adored by every member of his family. He was a kind man that I’ve never forgotten. My prayers are certainly with his wonderful wife Janice, and Dina and Rawlie as well. However, I rejoice knowing that as a Christian- he is with Jesus now !


  • Bob Harris

    January 2, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Our prayers for the McKey family at this time. Elmo was a Waffle House regular where he met with friends and they solved the world’s problems. He was very proud of his family, please know that he only had good and positive things to say when talking about his children and grandchildren. We will miss him.
    Bob and Denise Harris


  • Dora Richard

    December 31, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Dora & Donald Richard
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. He was such a special friend and loved him.
    enjoyed talking with him at church, he will be missed.


  • Shelby Smith

    December 31, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Even though I’ve only seen Elmo once in the past almost 60 years he was a special friend. We started to the first grade together and graduated together. RIP old friend-Shelby Smith


  • Shelby Smith

    December 31, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Even though Elmo and I have not seen each other but once in the past almost 60 years we were special friends. We started to the first grade together and graduated together.RIP old friend I already miss you,Shelby Smith.



    December 31, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Positive thoughts and prayers from Evelyn Porter and Randy Porter. Fond memories of Mr. Elmo tossing the football, shooting the basketball, playing baseball with the neighborhood boys, on the corner of O’Neal and South Harrells Ferry Road at his store! We just never could convert him from the Ole Miss side (LOL) Love to all!


  • Gary McCarn

    December 31, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I first met Elmo in 1996 when I transferred to Baton Rouge with Albertsons. He was one of the first persons to introduced himself to me as I entered the store that morning. He made me feel so welcomed. Elmo would do anything that was asked of him without hesitation. Elmo was very dedicated to Albertsons, his coworkers, and his friends. He loved to talk about his family. You could hear the pride in his voice as he discussed his grandchildren. Elmo used to talk about his glory days of playing softball and how much fun it was. We enjoyed playing golf together; he was pretty good at it. I will miss Elmo a lot. He was a wonderful friend.
    May the Lord comfort and bless his family during this time of loss. Joshua 1:9


  • Gary McCarn

    December 31, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve known Elmo since 1996 when I was transferred to Baton Rouge with Albertsons. He was one of the first persons I met when entering the store that morning. He made me feel so welcomed. Elmo was so dedicated to Albertsons and would do anything that you asked him do. He was loyal to the company, his coworkers, and his friends. But he especially loved his family. You could hear the pride in his voice as he talked about his grandchildren. Many times Elmo discussed playing softball in Baton Rouge and how much fun it was. And we truly enjoyed golfing together. He was pretty good at it. Elmo was a wonderful friend of mine. He will be deeply missed.
    May the Lord bless and comfort his family during this time of sorrow. Joshua 1:9


  • Paul Baudoin

    December 31, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Elmo will be missed. We are sorry for you loss.
    Paul & Elizabeth Baudoin


  • Donn and marlene

    December 31, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I am going to miss you having coffee in the mornings. I used to kid him about being a ole Miss fan. I bought a Mississippi state cow bell and showed it to him one day. After being scolded I never did it again. Rest in peace Elmo I will never forget you.


  • Laura Boeke

    December 30, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    My prayers are with the entire family as you navigate through this next season of your loves. I pray you feel Gods comfort, His peace and His love now and forever. He was such a good man that will be missed by many. Laura from Albertsons


  • Gwen Nichols

    December 30, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Son and Gwen Nichols


  • Sandra Baker

    December 30, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you.


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