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December 28, 2012

Juanita “Skeeter” Strawter McKenzie

TY TY — Juanita “Skeeter” Strawter McKenzie, 76, of Ty Ty entered the heavenly realm on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Solomon Chapel AME Church in Ty Ty.

Mrs. McKenzie was born May 29, 1936 to the late Alice and Ephraim Smith and Johnny Lee and Sadie Snead. She was a graduate of the Industrial High School class of 1954. Early in life, she confessed Christ and joined Solomon Chapel AME, where she was a faithful member of the Missionary Society, president of the Kitchen Ministry and occasionally served on the Ushers Ministry.

On Oct. 9, 1956, she was joined in holy matrimony to Jim McKenzie and to this union six children were born. Mrs. McKenzie worked diligently all her life at various jobs, including The Shack Café in Ty Ty, Oxford Sewing Factory, Tifton Textile and finally retiring from Prestolite Wire in 1998 after 22 years of service.

Surviving to cherish her memories is her loving husband, Jim McKenzie; five sons, Willie (Jan) McKenzie, Marvin (Betty) McKenzie, John (Dorothy) McKenzie, Gary McKenzie and Stacey (Sharon) McKenzie; a daughter, Stephanie LaCretia McKenzie; 14 grandchildren of which includes her beloved Jamie Roshawn McKenzie; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Drayton of Birmingham, Ala.; uncles, Carl Snead of Newnan, Leroy Snead of Winter Haven, Fla. and Elbert J. Stokes of Detroit, Mich.; aunts, Mae Thelma Hendley of Fort Pierce, Fla. and Sarah Davis of Melbourne, Fla.; goddaughters, Sandra (Calvin) Wells of Ocilla, Elaine (Kelvin) Lamothe of Marietta and Melissa Copeland of Tifton; and a host of special cousins and friends.

Frank and Solomon Nixon Funeral Home (www.nixonfh.net) is in charge of arrangements.

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