Celebrating the life of Jill Mackin
Friends and family overflowed the Floyd Country Store Sunday evening for a celebration of life for Jill Mackin the Wisconsin transplant who provided so much good eating and friendliness as the head of the kitchen at The Floyd Country Store before dying unexpectedly from a stroke two weeks ago.
Windfall, Bermie Coveney, Rob Neukirch and other musicians and singers took to the stage for musical tributes, family and friends told stories and attendees sampled food from some of Jill’s favorite recipes.
It was a touching ceremony for a special lady. Attendees lingered long after the event ended, remembering the woman who was in so many ways the face and the soul of The Floyd Country Store.
She not only will missed…she already is.
More photos and a story will appear in this week’s Floyd Press.
Long-time newspaperman, photographer and videographer who still shoots photos and covers government and courts for a newspaper, shoots video for TV and documentary use and owns web sites like Blue Ridge Muse, Capitol Hill Blue and American Newsreel.