Gayla Dawn McKee

November 13, 1949 - March 9, 2022

Gayla Dawn McKee, 72, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022.  She was born on November 13, 1949, in Silsbee, Texas, to Nellie Honeycutt Ashworth and Willie Ashworth.

Survivors include her husband, Steve McKee; daughter, Dawn Massingill and her husband, David, of Highlands; granddaughter, Faith Massingill; mother-in-law, Dessie McKee of Silsbee; and numerous other extended family and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leslie Ashworth; and sister, Barbara Sue Ashworth.

A gathering of Gayla’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday March 12, 2022, at First Pentecostal Church, 1420 North 5th Street, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Doyle Cemetery, Starks, Louisiana.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

First Pentecostal Church of Silsbee
  • 1420, N 5th St, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • March 12, 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

First Pentecostal Church of Silsbee
  • 1420, N 5th St, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • March 12, 2022
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (10)

    Susan Huff Gilley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. McKee was a talented kindergarten teacher who was adored and respected by her little charges. She helped ignite my son Will’s love of learning.

    Marian Lynda Ingram says:

    Steve and Dawn, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you both are in our prayers. Gayla was an amazing lady and precious child of God! My life was blessed just from knowing her. Loved her laugh! Doug and Lynda Ingram

    Rachel McNeely Millstid says:

    Dawn and Family. I just found out of the passing of Gayla tonight. I’m so sad, yet know she’s now pain free and reached her Goal. I’m praying for your strength during this Time. Think about how many Fun Times my Sister, Ruby and Her had. Her and Family has been a part of my family a long time!! Her dad, Pastor Willy Ashworth, was my dad’s pastor when he was a teenager.
    Love You.!!

    mark denard says:

    She was such a sweet lady always nice to me and others so sorry for your loss.

    Mary Womack says:

    Steve and Dawn, Your mother and wife was Precious, she was truly a Proverbs 31 woman! May God Bless you for all the years of care you gave her , she will be missed by many. Can’t you just She her and Sis Bobby Lou? What a shout! Praying for you!

    Annette Cook says:

    Steve and Dawn
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences goes out to you.
    Gayla was such a great wife mother grandma cousin teacher friend and so much more.
    I’m so glad that she had a 50th wedding anniversary party. I know she thoroughly enjoyed it.
    I will miss her. She was truly a wonderful godly lady.
    You are in my prayers.
    Love y’all.
    Annette Cook

    frances m moyer says:

    Steve, I am so sorry for your loss…Gayla was “one of a kind”…so sweet and caring…she is singing with the angels in heaven….you and your family are in my prayers…Frances “Moss” Moyer

    Beverly Callaway says:

    Steve, Dawn and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

    Ginger Deloach says:

    So sorry to hear this. Gayla was such a kind, loving, friend and teacher. Praying for your family.

    Patsy Pickering says:

    My deepest sympathy to Dawn and her family. Your Mother was a great friend and a wonderful Kindergarden teacher to my daughter Annette. My Prayers go out to you.

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