Virginia McKenzie

Virginia McKenzie

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:10 pm

Virginia McKenzie | Virginia Carolyn “Jenny” (Andrews) McKenzie
The Messenger. 07.02.08 Virginia Carolyn “Jenny” (Andrews) McKenzie, 68, of the Hebron/Bethlehem community in Fayette County died at 6:05 a.m. June 30, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, where she had been a patient for six months. She was a former resident of Union City. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. today at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville, with the Rev. Don Hammonds, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in District 15, officiating. He was to be assisted by Dr. Jimmy Latimer of Memphis. Interment was to follow in the Hebron Cemetery of the Bethlehem community. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home-Main Chapel in Somerville. Pallbearers were to be Brandon Williams, Jimmy Rogers, Jim Cole, Stevie Holley, Bobby Chillcutt and Gary Bomar. Honorary pallbearers were to be her great-grandsons. The family requests memorials be made to Mooseheart, C/O Moose International, which may be contacted by phone at (630) 906-3601. She was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Miami, daughter of the late Herbert Snell and Nannie Caroline (Holland) Andrews. She moved, at an early age, with her family to West Tennessee and was a graduate of Union City High School. She married Earl W. McKenzie Aug. 31, 1960. He survives. She had been a resident of the Hebron/Bethlehem community for 38 years and was a member of Bethlehem Community Church. She and her husband had operated Earl’s Garage and Wrecker Service on Highway 222 in Fayette County for the past 47 years. She was a dedicated 30-year member of Moose Chapter 153 in Memphis, where she held numerous positions of responsibility. She served in several offices of the Moose organization and was the recipient of numerous awards. She had been an active participant in the Women of the Moose annual conventions. She is also survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Ricky Williams and Linda and Michael Aungst, all of Stanton; Nancy and James Bradford of Scottsboro, Ala., and Mitzi and Jim Beck of Arab, Ala.; two sons, John Herbert “Bubba” McKenzie and David “Tater” McKenzie, both of Stanton; her sister, Ann Nita Andrews of Brownsville; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.peeblesfuneralhome.com.

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