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Boorklyn, NY - John Douglas McKinney, was 56 of Brooklyn, New York when he quietly and unexpectedly passed away at the hospital in Bronx, New York. John was affectionately know as "Doug" by his family. He was born on February 13, 1962 to the parents of Bertha McKinney and the late John H. McKinney in Goldsboro, NC.
His family moved to New York, where he resided in the Bronx for most of his youngest years with his three siblings and family, he also attended the NYC Public School System. Eventually, John moved to his beloved Brooklyn, New York.
John held and enjoyed many interests, from the Hip Hop Music to R & B. He was a lifelong NY Sports Fan. His favorite teams were the New York Yankees and yes even the New York Knicks. He was known for dining out with friends; any excuse to gather and eat. He was also known as an avid reader of countless books and was seen daily reading the NY newspaper from cover to cover. His favorite past time was watching tv, the news, his criminal shows, Law and Order and old westerns.
John was single by choice, a man of very few words and often seen sharing a warm smile. In his wisdom, he always offered his support, advice and encouragement to those he touched. He helped many and they helped him.
John leaves his family to cherish his loving memory; his mother, Bertha McKinney of Clinton; sister, Iris McKinney of Clinton; two brothers, Milton (Kimely) McKinney of Waldorf, MD and Ronnie (Collean) McKinney of Edgewood, MD; a family of several aunts, Christine Bass of Mt. Olive, Janice Kornegay and Barbara McKinney both of Dudley, Faye Phauls of Bronx, NY; Georgia Bowman of Camp Springs, MD and Ernestine Middleton of Dudley; uncles, Thaddeus (Laura) Phauls, Donald (Jewell) Phauls both from MD and Ray McKinney of NJ; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He will be missed by those who loved and knew him.