Tuscaloosa, AL – Mary Ann Miller Osborn McKissick, 73, of Tuscaloosa passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully, in her sleep during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 1, 2023. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark Methodist Church located at 1421 McFarland N. Blvd, Northport AL 35476.
She was born on January 21, 1950, to James Hood Miller and Delores Irene Prater Miller of Gadsden, AL.
Mary Ann graduated from Hokes Bluff High School Class of 1968. She then attended the University of Alabama where she received her BS in Education. She began her 25-year teaching career at Holt High School quickly moving to Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa as a Home Economics teacher.
Mary Ann was an active member of St. Mark Methodist Church and absolutely loved being a part of the bell choir. She was an accomplished seamstress, interior designer, and outstanding cook.
She impacted countless lives in her time here on earth, as a mother, grandmother, teacher, seamstress, cook, church member, bell player, and bridge card-playing extraordinaire as well as simply being a wonderful friend to so many. Known as Mrs. Osborn while teaching, she enjoyed every minute of her 25 years of teaching her wonderful students.
She was indeed loved by many but returned that love ten-fold to her husband David and granddaughters Savannah and Anica who all loved her dearly in return. A wall in her home is the greatest proof necessary of her enduring love for her family, especially for that of her grandchildren.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband, David McKissick; her two sons, Derek (Lynn) Osborn of Tuscaloosa; Matt (Kerrie) Osborn of Florida; her precious grandchildren Savannah and Anica of Tuscaloosa, Karlyle and Carter of Pensacola, Florida; her sons’ father, Gary (Denise) Osborn of Northport; her two brothers Bennie (Diane) Miller of Gadsden and Gary Hood “Butch” (Barbara) Miller of Panama City; sister-in-law Rhonda Osborn Campbell of Perdido Key, Florida, Camille Campbell Trahan of Fort Myers, Florida, Ashley Miller Cornutt of Gadsden; and sister-in-law Melody Harris Osborn O’Barr of Hokes Bluff, Alabama along with several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Memorial donations in Mary Ann’s honor can be made to her beloved church or to Turning Point Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services (PO Box 1165, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404) where her son Derek is the Executive Director.
Mary Ann’s remains will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico at a later date.
Compassionate, sympathetic, and professional service has been entrusted to the hands and care of the Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Professional Team.