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Carol Jean McGinnis, 55, Raytown, Missouri went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, December 10, 2021. A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Friday, December 17, 2021, at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society. Carol J McGinnis LIVE STREAM LINK. Burial in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Church, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
She was born May 20, 1966, in Kansas City, Missouri. However, Carol’s life didn’t truly begin until February 4, 1999, when she and her boyfriend at the time, Matthew McGinnis, met with a pastor to discuss marriage. The pastor emphasized that the picture of marriage is not just another step in the journey of life; it is a representation of the unity between Christ and the Church. The pastor continued explaining the gospel; everyone has broken God’s Law and the price for that is death, but Jesus Christ paid that price by dying for us on the cross. The miracle behind the gospel is that He not only paid that price completely, but He rose again – conquering death. This enables us to conquer death through Him, so we can have eternal life.
Carol and Matt both confessed of their sins that night, and received forgiveness. They walked out of that building with a changed perspective, finally seeing creation for what it was – a signpost pointing back to the Creator. And ten days later, they were granted the gift of representing Christ and the Church through their own marriage; a signpost pointing to our future hope, of uniting with Christ in Heaven and living eternally with Him.
During her walk with The Lord she attended Emmanuel Bible Church of Smithville, First Baptist Church of Adrian, Christ Fellowship of Kansas City and Abundant Life Church of Lee’s Summit. Carol will always be remembered for her Christlike generosity and her servant heart. These qualities were gifts from God, enabling her to bring people together for community and fellowship, loving them as Christ did. She truly lived out her favorite Bible verse: “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Most of all, she loved the Lord with all her heart and it was a true joy for her to introduce Him into other’s lives.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Carl & Sharon (Frazell) Schultz. Survivors include; husband of 23 years, Matt McGinnis of the home; daughter, Lauren McGinnis and son, Connor McGinnis of the home; sister, Elizabeth Schultz, Sarasota, Florida; nephew, Gabriel Schultz, Kansas City, Missouri and niece, Maia Schultz, Sarasota, Florida.