January 18, 2021, 87, Goldsboro –
Ava McKee Callahan, 87, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, January 18, 2021. She was born in Chadbourn on July 28, 1933 to the late Rossie and Theatus McKee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Paul Callahan, and her two sons Donald Ray Callahan and Jackie Glenn Callahan. Mrs. Callahan will be remembered as a loving mother, granny, great-granny, great-great-granny, aunt and sister to the late Veta Carter, Barbara Hall, and Charles McKee.
She was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church, loved to travel, and spend time with her family. She enjoyed playing and singing worship songs on the piano.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with Steven Reese officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.
Survivors include daughters Thea Willing-Navarro and husband Enrique of Kennesaw, GA.; Cathy Reese and husband Rudy of Pikeville, NC; and son Dennis Callahan and Deborah of Fayetteville, NC. Ava Callahan loved her 8 grandchildren, Paul Reese, Steven Reese, Michelle Alombro, Jodie Washington, Jessica Willing, James Willing, Matthew Callahan, and Daniel Callahan; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren and prayed for each one of them dearly.
Donations can be made in memory of Ava Callahan to Faith Christian Academy Athletics, 1200 W. Grantham St. Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.