The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Shade Arnold Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow at church cemetery.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Alean was born on September 29, 1934, to the late Deese McKenzie and the late Annie Westbrook McKenzie in Macon County, Georgia. She was married to the late Willie L. Burnam Sr. She was blessed with four sons, two sons and two daughters preceded her in death Willie L. Burnam Jr., Curtis Reese, Mary Lee Cross, and Wilmatine Porter. She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings Mary Fredrick, Victoria Thomas, Mildred Mae McKenzie, Martha Odom, Velma McKenzie, John S. McKenzie, John T. McKenzie, King David McKenzie, and Elisha B McKenzie, sisters in law Alice Mae McKenzie, Johnnie Mae McKenzie, and Mira Bess McKenzie. She was a member of Shade Arnold Baptist Church where she served as a Missionary Auxiliary Board member and President of the Senior Choir. Alean retired from Southern Frozen Food as a line technician after thirty-eight plus years of dedicated service. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County whereas she attended Flint River Farm School.
She leaves to cherish her memories to her three sons Larry McKenzie (Sharon McKenzie), LaGrange, Ga and Gerald Burnam (Sheila Schofield Burnam), Montezuma, Ga, Larry Burnam; a daughter in law Rashida Reese; grandchildren, Tamika Daniel McKenzie, Tameka Felton, Camilla Hannah, Reginald Solomon, Sky Ellis, Shanikki Schofield, Marita Schofield, Mathew Schofield, Jacqueline Davis, Rochelle Sanders, and Willie Lee Burnam, III, Karen Tye, Mason Larry, Veta Larry, Tyron Burnam, Robby Burnam, Janelle Weaver; a host of great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Mona McKenzie and a host of nieces, nephews including a special nephew Paul J. McKenzie, Sr.; great nephews whom she reared, Paul J. McKenzie, Jr., Preston J. McKenzie, and Printin J. McKenzie, cousins, and friends.