February 13, 1927 - October 21, 2015
Flora McGinnis, 88, of Benton Harbor, died on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Services for Flora will be on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 245 Pipestone in Benton Harbor. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. The visitation will begin at 10 AM on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Benton Harbor. Please share memories, messages, or photos at www.florin.net. Flora was born on February 13, 1927 in Forest City, Arkansas to Will and Annie (Foreman) Brent. She married Ernest McGinnis, Jr. on Dec. 21, 1944, and he preceded her in death in 1998. Flora worked for Michigan Fruit Canners for over 20 years on the assembly line. A very spiritual person, Flora was a charter member of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church where she was a dedicated and active member of the mission group. She was a most caring and hardworking individual, and everyone called her “Mama”. She enjoyed cooking for and feeding people. When she had time, she enjoyed sewing, gardening and word search puzzles. Flora is survived by her children, Dorothy English of Antioch, TN, Diane (Robert) Owens, of Lansing, Shirley (Douglas) Shelby of Cleveland, OH, Stanley McGinnis of Westland, MI, Ernest McGinnis III of Lansing, and Richard McGinnis of Murfreesboro, TN; 2 sisters, Beatrice Foster of Chicago and Katie Love of Lansing; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is preceded by her son, Daniel McGinnis.
Flora McGinnis, 88, of Benton Harbor, died on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Services for Flora will be on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church,... View Obituary & Service Information
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