The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014 at Magnolia Baptist Church, Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Rev. Hosie Waters, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mrs. Doris Shelley McKenzie was born October 10, 1931 to the late T. J. Shelley and Gertrude Woolfork Shelley in Macon County, Georgia. She was educated in the public school in Macon County. At an early age, she joined Magnolia Baptist Church. After many dedicated years of service, she retired from Southern Frozen Foods, Inc.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late John McKenzie. To this union, twelve children were born. Three children, Eddie Junior Smith and two babies, preceded her in death. Seven siblings, Frances Kate Shelley, Rose Shelley Wilson, Estell Shelley, Lizzie Mae Shelley Jackson, Thelma Johnson, Lewis Shelley and Johnny Shelley, also preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories nine children, Billy Shelley (Ruthie), Montezuma, Emma Shelley, Montezuma, Georgia, Jerome McKenzie (Angela), Zebulon, Georgia, Mary McKenzie, Montezuma, Georgia, Dorothy McKenzie, Montezuma, Georgia, Annette McKenzie, Montezuma, Georgia, Rickey McKenzie (Victoria), Dooly County, Georgia, Shirley McKenzie, Montezuma, Georgia and Keith Bernard McKenzie (Shalietha), Dooly County, Georgia; one grandson, whom she reared as her own, Rickey McKenzie, Jr., Savannah, Georgia; one devoted niece, whom she reared as her own, Angela Shelley, Montezuma, Georgia; thirty grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; three siblings, Grady Shelley (Juanita), Cleveland, Ohio, Mildred Shelley Porter, Montezuma, Georgia and Clara Gail Shelley, Montezuma, Georgia; brother-in-law, Charlie Wilson, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Shirley Kendrick(Monday, January 06 14 11:48 pm EST)
May God be with you all, & also in my Prayers.
- James Barron (Chicago)(Sunday, January 05 14 03:08 pm EST)
"I tell you the truth, you shall see Heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the son of man from John 1:51 my prayers goes out to the Family