The wake service will be held from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the Jehovah Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Lawrence was born July 20, 1962 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Della Robinson McKenzie Asberry and J. W. McKenzie. He was preceded in death by four siblings: S. W. McKenzie, Ethel Lee Maynard, Gladys McKenzie and Dan McKenzie. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He was a 1980 graduate of Macon County High School. He was united in holy matrimony to the former Gwendolyn McMillian September 10, 2005. He was employed with Simmon and Sons, Inc. as a heavy equipment operator for twenty-seven years.
He leaves a legacy of golden memories to his beloved family which include: his wife of seven years, Gwendolyn McMillian McKenzie, Oglethorpe, Georgia; three children, Derrick McKenzie, Danna McKenzie both of Warner Robins, Georgia and Breann McKenzie, Ideal, Georgia; one stepson, Jeremy Westberry, Oglethorpe, Georgia; five grandchildren, Trevon McKenzie, Beenyisha McKenzie, Jarmonce Lee all of Warner Robins, Georgia, Janiya Westberry and Jewun Westberry both of Oglethorpe, Georgia; six siblings, Shirley McKenzie, James McKenzie and Linda Diann Robinson (Ellie) all of Greensboro, North Carolina, Blanch Roquemore (Clarence), John McKenzie, and Mamie Horsley (Kenneth Hudson) all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; mother-in-law, Mary McMillian, Oglethorpe, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kimberly Paster, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Sonya Miller (Lanorris), Montezuma, Georgia, Michael Harpe, Warner Robins, Georgia, Michael McMillian, Cicerly McKenzie and Carlton Maynard all of Greensboro, North Carolina and Savannah McKenzie, Marshallville, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including one devoted, Gary Simmons, Ideal, Georgia.
- Wesley Raburn(Tuesday, August 21 12 03:16 pm EDT)
Lonnie sure was a Great man & I will Truly miss him He was a great Brother-In-Law I will miss the days that we had together!! I Love you Lonnie!!
- Shauna Raburn Mckenzie(Tuesday, August 21 12 03:04 pm EDT)
Its so hard to believe that you are really gone. You were taken away from me way to early. Just want you to know that you will forever hold a place in my heart. You will always be my pumpkin. To the rest of the McKenzie family may God give you the strength for the days ahead.
- Karen(Tuesday, August 21 12 02:25 pm EDT)
For the short time that we new you, you were a Great part of our Live, I will for ever say that you were a Great Brother-In-Law & a Great Dad to my Niece & Nephew & I shall not forget the Love of your Life Shauna I have never seen her as happy until you came into her life! Lonnie you will be Truly missed but never forgotten, We Love you from the Bottom of our Hearts! I LOVE YOU LONNIE!! BROTHER-IN-LAW
- The Texas Turner Family(Tuesday, August 21 12 01:04 pm EDT)
Our prayers are with you and the Family. Trust that the GOD we serve makes NO mistake. Don't slumber and loose Faith, stay the course and you will make it through.
- Brittany Derington(Tuesday, August 21 12 12:07 pm EDT)
So sorry for your loss aunt Shauna and the rest of the family. Just hold your head up high and cherish the memories. Aunt Shauna just remember he will always be looking down on you and make sure you, Morgan, and best buddy will be okay. R.I.P Uncle Lonnie!
- April Joiner(Monday, August 20 12 04:11 pm EDT)
For the short time I've known you, you were a big part of our lives. May you RIP brother-in-law. Love and miss you!!
- MELVYNA CURGIL(Monday, August 20 12 03:34 pm EDT)
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE GWEN AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
- gayla mckenzie matthewson(Monday, August 20 12 06:43 am EDT)
I love you its hard to belive you are gone.I have no one to start my day like you did...... Rest well Big Babee <3 <3
- Neal and Diana Greene(Sunday, August 19 12 08:24 pm EDT)
When I heard our strong and healthy Lon had passed, I just cried. What can I say about a person that we loved so dearly and now is gone? It just won't be the same. I have known Lonnie since he was around 8 years old. He has been in my life for so long and I will never forget that sweet smile, his laugh, and his love. He is home now. God has got a treasure for sure with Lon cause that is what he was to me. We love you Lon, rest in peace till we see you again.
- PATRICIA WALKER(Sunday, August 19 12 12:16 am EDT)
TO THE FAMILY, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS BE STRONG IT WAS TIME FOR LONNIE TO MOVE OUT OF HIS OLD HOME INTO HIS NEW HOME, KEEP TRUSTING IN THE LORD....PATRICIA WALKER.& FAMILY, ANNIE MAE, ROBERT LEE HILL & FAMILY, JANET LEGGETT & FAMILY, RAYMOND HILL & FAMILY, EUGENE HILL & FAMILY
- Diane Jones Busbee(Saturday, August 18 12 09:37 pm EDT)
My thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this time. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family.
- Irene H. Reddick(Saturday, August 18 12 05:30 pm EDT)
Sorry to hear about the lost of your love one. You have our deep sympathy. The Reddicks, Hill, and Hayes Families, Albany, Andersonville, and Atlanta, GA