Michael entered the heavenly kingdom on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the age of 20. He was a resident of Baton Rouge and was beginning his junior year at LSU Baton Rouge.
Michael arrived in this world on July 1, 2002, as the second of a pair of identical twins. He and his twin brother Matthew started their lives as inseparable partners which continued throughout their lives. Although their physical likenesses, personalities and mannerisms were astonishingly similar, Michael maintained a sense of individuality and uniqueness that was his alone. Together with their older brother Mason, the McKey boys were a dynamic trio. Michael had a sharp wit, a clever mind, and an incredible memory for details. A brilliant sense of humor was always evident with Michael. He was loving, generous and thoughtful and he was especially proficient at giving hugs. He enjoyed cooking and was incredibly good at it. He loved wrist watches and had begun to collect vintage timepieces. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge and often assisted with the “Recess” program for special needs children. Michael loved animals and was particularly devoted to family pets Molly, Maggie and Butch. Michael began his early education at the Baton Rouge International School where he learned in four languages. This would help to set a firm educational foundation which would continue into middle school at Parkview Baptist School and most of his high school years at Catholic High School, Baton Rouge. He returned to Parkview Baptist during his senior year and graduated with honors in the PBHS Class of 2020. Michael began LSU in the fall of 2020 with a full academic scholarship and was on course to graduate in Construction Management in the spring of 2024. Michael was also active in campus fraternity life. He enjoyed his part time college positions with Jim’s Firearms and Pelican Pawn Shop which gave him unique learning experiences and valuable life lessons.
Michael is survived by his brothers, Mason Landry McKey and Matthew Brayden McKey, parents, Bobby E. and Sherilyn Landry McKey, all of Baton Rouge; paternal grandparents, Barry and Glenda Brasseaux Landry, “GiGi and Poppa,” and paternal grandmother, Faye Temple McKey, of Denham Springs. He is also survived by Peyton Locklar, his long-time girlfriend and love of his life, along with his godmothers, Kandi Roussel Loupe and Rhonda Browning, and godfather, Todd Browning, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jack McKey.
Services will take place on Saturday, July 23rd, at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, 70817, with visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. in the Resthaven Chapel conducted by Darin Travis, First Presbyterian Assistant Pastor.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Michael’s numerous friends and fraternity brothers who have been helpful during this trying time. Special thanks to Pastor Travis for his valuable assistance and friendship during this challenging time. The family is forever grateful for friends, family members and business associates for the tremendous outpouring of support, love, and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Michael’s name to the youth ministry at First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, www.fpcbr.com or to the charity of your choice.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.