Dallas Realtor Kay Hardee McFarlane passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Kay was born on February 17, 1967 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Jan (Nix) McFarlane of Little Rock, and Robert S. McFarlane, Jr. originally from Cleveland, Mississippi. She is survived by her brother, Guy Everett McFarlane of Dallas, her Aunt, Ladye Kay (Nix) Allen of Dallas, her beloved cousin Taylor (Allen) Vincent and two loving nephews, Rennic T. Vincent and Z. Nash Vincent of Durango, Colorado.
Preceding her in death is her father and her grandparents, Jonnie (Rowland) Nix and Cecil Everett Nix of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Virginia Guy (Hardee) McFarlane of Cleveland, Mississippi.
Her paternal Great Grandfather, William Guy Hardee, Esq., of Cleveland, Mississippi gave the land for the site of Delta State College, and the Freshman’s Girl’s Dormitory. Hardee Hall, is named in his honor. Kay was proud of her deep Southern roots, but loved her adopted state of Texas. Kay truly loved the Texas Hill Country. She attended Camp Mystic in Hunt, Texas, where at 8 years old she received the coveted Silver M Award. Kay’s early education was at Jefferson Preparatory School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. In Dallas she attended McCullough Middle School and remained a proud Scottie, graduating in 1985 from Highland Park High School. She continued to love all her many friends from high school days, seeming to know almost everyone in every grade. As one mother said, “My memory is of little Kay driving that huge old blue Oldsmobile convertible around the school looking for a parking place!”
At the time of her death, Kay was still happily cheering the Scotties on to State Championship Victory.
Kay was an active Texas Real Estate agent with Jerry A. Allegro & Associates, holding SRS, SRES & CNE designations. She was a proud graduate of the MetroTex Leadership Academy (Crew 22) and always encouraged new Realtors to apply for Leadership School. It was, she said, the finest training a Dallas Realtor could achieve. Kay regularly donated to the Leadership Scholarship Fund, which allowed deserving applicants to attend the Academy. She was a member of the Global Business Council & a member of the REALTORS in Action Committee committing to community outreach. She always contributed to TREPAC, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, & was an avid supporter of its cause.
“I want to give special thanks to the MetroTex Association of REALTORS, Members & Affiliates, who have reached out to Kay’s family with love & support,” says her mother, Jan MacFarlane. “Kay was a loving daughter, sister, niece and cousin, and a loving, unselfish spirit who drew people from all walks of life to her. She was like the burst of sunshine that rose everyday, saying ‘who can I help today with my warmth?’ Our promise is that the tears of sorrow on our face will someday be replaced with a smile for the memories we each had with her.”
Kay can be honored with donations in her name to the Humane Society of North Texas, at HSNT.org.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3811 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, 75219 at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018.