In Loving

Frenchie Bennett McKee

August 14, 1928 – June 27, 2019

Frenchie Bennett McKee, 90, of Roanoke, VA passed away on June 27, 2019.  Frenchie was an avid golfer and loved interior design and fashion.  Survivors include her two daughters, Jennifer Cubitt and Rosemary Traylor (William); four grandchildren, Amy Wilkinson (Rafe), Shannon Eckenrode (Coley), Jennifer Kaufman (Lorne) and Whitney Bowles (Matthew); and 8 great-grandchildren, Preston Lamanca Hibbs, Christian Dye, Blake Bowles, Avery Bowles, Madison Wilkinson, Rafe Wilkinson Jr., Ryan Eckenrode, and Reece Eckenrode.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Madison McKee and two brothers, Eugene Bennett and Merle Bennett.  A private service will be held by the family at a later date.  In lieu of the flowers the family requests you donate to your favorite charity.




  1. Camellia DeHart June 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Rosemary, I have many precious memories of Frenchie. She was a beautiful lady and I celebrate her life…keeping your entire family in thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Camellia DeHart

  2. Charlie McKee July 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Jennifer & Rosemary-
    Just read about your moms passing in The Roanoke Times and am sad for your loss.
    First thing I thought of was when the whole side of the McKee family got together in
    Buena Vista. Everyone set at the ‘big’ table while we were relegated to a card table
    in the corner.

    Your cousin,
    Charles Neil McKee
    Jacksonville, Fl.

  3. Donald Scott December 6, 2019 at 1:29 am - Reply

    I have had many cherished thoughts of your mother, father, and you. Although we only met for a short time, Frenchie impressed me so, with her fun personality and kindness. Such a lovely lady; our world was blessed to have her.
    So sorry for your loss. Bless you.
    Donald Scott

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