Ben, the son of William and Allie McKee, was born October 1, 1934 in Bay Minette, Alabama and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Long Beach, California. He is survived by Carolyn, the love of his life and wife of 49 years, and their children Regina, Merilyn and Erik; two grandchildren, Chant'e and Taylor, his great-granddaughter, Meah; another daughter, Kenya McKee and grandchildren, Kazhmir and Destynee Morris. Ben is also survived by three of his nine siblings, John McKee, Cybeale Ross and Mellie Concentine. Visitation will be Thursday, September 5th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Green Hills Mortuary. The Memorial Service for Mr. McKee is Friday, September 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Green Hills Memorial Chapel. Interment will immediately follow the service.