In 1866, she became bed-ridden, as she was dying from tuberculosis, so, as not to spread the disease, she was told by her doctors that she could not see anyone for their safety. This caused her 14 year old son, John Henry to crawl into the space under her room and night after night, he would listen to her cry, beg and pray. He too, soon got the disease. Unfortunately, she passed away not long after. Her son, from that point onward, could never again stand tight spaces.
- In She Wouldn't Be Gone, we learn from her son, that she's buried in Valdosta, Georgia, US.
- Her Granddaughter, Alice Michelle is named after her, along with Alice's other Grandmother (Wynonna's mother), Michelle Gibson.
- In reality, her full name was Alice Jane McKey. Her husband's name was Henry Burroughs Holliday.