Mackynzie Nicole Arthur, 8, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, after a lengthy battle with Multisystem Inflamatory Syndrome due to COVID-19.

She was born on Oct. 7, 2013, in La Grange, Kentucky, to Amanda Fresh of Madison and Christopher Watkins of Turner Station, Kentucky. She was a first grader at Canaan Community Academy in Canaan, Indiana, and loved art, singing, dancing and playing with her siblings.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Justin Fresh, both of Madison; her father and his companion, Cora Boyd, of Turner Station; her siblings, Olivia Arthur, Haley Watkins, Brantley Watkins, Pierson Fresh, Rydar Fresh, Kayden Fresh and Marianna King Woods; her grandparents, Corissa Woods, Darrell Abbott, Alicia Arthur, Arvis Arthur and James and Tina Fresh; and her great grandmother, Sharon “Gigi” Rich.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle, Kentucky, with burial at Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Canaan Community Academy, 8775 North Canaan Main St., Madison, IN 47250.

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