Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend walked into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 28 after a brief illness. Lucy was born Jan. 29, 1949, in Anson to William H. and Jane White Keene. She grew up in Texon and Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1967. She attended Howard County Junior College and Angelo State University. Lucy married Robert McBee in 1974 in Brady. Before settling in Pleasanton, where they made their home for over 40 years and raised their two sons, they lived in Brady, Mason and Von Ormy. Lucy and Robert owned and operated McBee’s Barbecue for many years. Lucy was a member of Cowboy Fellowship Church.

Lucy gave her life to Christ at an early age and was devout in her faith. We know that she is walking with the Lord now, free from pain and worry, and for that we are grateful. Family was important to Lucy. She was a part of a large family on her mother’s side and enjoyed spending time with her cousins and aunts and uncles. She was the oldest of four children and assumed that role with relish. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she enjoyed spending as much time as she could with them. She was always very proud of her sons and her daughter-in-law. All you had to do was ask her.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert McBee, in February of this year, her parents, Bill and Jane Keene, her brother Charles, her cousins George White, Jr. and Gil Alberts and several aunts and uncles.

Lucy is survived by her son Jody McBee of the home, Wade McBee and his wife Kelly, three grandchildren, Robby, Gracee Ann and Bo McBee. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Mike Benetich of San Angelo, brother and sister-inlaw David and Barba Keene of Plano, uncle John White of Lubbock, uncle and aunt Jim and Wanda White of Lubbock, two nieces, Terril Bendure of San Angelo and Brandi Benetich of Lubbock and several cousins and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at Cowboy Fellowship Church in Pleasanton on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.

The family requests memorials be made to a charity of your choice.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

2 Timothy 4:7

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