Remembering Elsie Jewell Presley McKinnie

Elsie Jewell Presley McKinnie

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Jewell Presley McKinnie, age 94 of Rocky Branch, LA will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston with Bro. Stan McGee officiating.

Elsie was born April 30, 1928 to Emmett G. and Mary Thornton Presley, and she passed away February 12, 2023 in Ruston, LA. She was an LPN for many years and served in Rayville, LA, Monroe, LA and Mt. Edgecumbe, AK. Elsie resided in Sterlington, LA before moving to live in Rocky Branch for many years. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Rocky Branch. Elsie loved to garden and loved to take care of her family. She always liked looking her best and took both great pride and great joy in dressing up. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 45 years James McKinnie; sisters Irene P. Coltharp and Barbara Mann McKnight; and brothers Barney G. Presley and Alvin M. Presley.

Elsie is survived by her daughter Rosemary and husband Larry Anderson; brother Alden Presley and wife Ferne; grandsons Larry Wayne “Bear” Anderson and Leyna Murphey and James Elliott “Bulldog” Anderson; great-grandchildren Nathan Bradach Anderson and wife Abigail and Olivia Williams; and a host of family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Wayne “Bear” Anderson, James Elliott “Bulldog” Anderson, Nathan Bradach Anderson, James Mann, Kerry Beardon and Jack Coltharp.

Visitation will be 9:00-11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the funeral home. To leave an online message for the family, please visit