Leah McKenzie

Born on September 4, 1917

Departed on January 26, 2018 and resided in West Nashville, TN

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Leah Gertrude Daugherty McKenzie
"Mama" and "Mamaw"

September 4, 1917 - January 26, 2018

Leah Gertrude Daugherty was born on September 4, 1917. On July 11, 1936 she married Frank McKenzie. She celebrated her 100th birthday this past September and she passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018

Leah was preceded in death by her parents, (H.O. Daugherty and Dillie B. Canada) and 7 siblings,
as well as her husband, (Frank), and sons, (Hugh Oliver, Morris and William Baxter). Leah is survived by her children: son, Horace (Betty), and daughter, Rita Jewel Hunter and grandchildren: Morris, Jr. (Wendy), Denita Starnes (Tony), Mark (Shelia), Mary Carroll, Terri Ellison (Rodney), David, Michelle Hussung (John) and Michael. Leah was blessed to be Great Grandmother to 15 children and a Great Great Grandmother to 7.

Leah McKenzie will most be remembered for her love of family and church. These two things were the center of her life and both brought her great comfort and happiness. Through her life, Leah mastered the art of quilting and many benefited from her talent. She enjoyed playing all kinds of games, some of which included, scrabble and dominoes; she also liked to "work" puzzles, read, and you could always count on her to watch a game show with you. She enjoyed cooking for her family and would always try to make your "favorite".

Leah McKenzie, known by her family as Mama and Mamaw, was an amazingly strong woman; strong in mind, strong in body, strong in spirit and strong in faith. This was evident in all aspects of her life until the
peaceful end. Honorary Pallbearers will be Horace McKenzie, Morris McKenzie, Jr. Mark McKenzie, David McKenzie, Rodney Ellison, John Hussung, Sr.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 1:00pm, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Chaplain Gene Lovelace officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Monday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Alive Hospice (1710 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203)

Also, the family appreciates your love and support through this difficult time. However you knew her, be it Leah, Mama or Mamaw, she will be remembered always by all who loved her.

4 Comments to Mrs. Leah McKenzie

  1. Theresa (Holt) Garrett
    January 28, 2018 8:36 pm

    Mrs. Leah McKenzie,
    You were my life-long next door neighbor. Your door and love was always open every day for my 57+years. We were blessed to celebrate with you in September you turning 100 years young. 100 years LOVED! Thank you for all the wonderful memories I have to cherish with you, as my friend and next door neighbor. Prayers for peace and comfort to all the family members. We as 2 families that lived next door for over 60 + years together, were there for each other. Our friendship will last an eternity. God Bless your family.You will be deeply missed.
    Thank you for being such an amazing Christian woman. And I am a better person for being blessed to have had you in my life, from when my parents brought me home from the hospital till now 57 years later. Theresa (Holt) Garrett

  2. SMouton
    January 29, 2018 11:38 am

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise found in Revelation 21: 3, 4, bring you and your loved ones the comfort you need in this difficult time. “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  3. Dana Brown
    January 29, 2018 2:17 pm

    Prayers to the family. She was my great Aunt. My grandfather Luther was her brother. Had been a while since I’ve seen her. Blessing to all.

  4. Steve Hodgson
    January 30, 2018 9:02 pm

    Greetings from Las Vegas! Aunt Leah was my great aunt. Her brother Blue (Oscar) was my grandpa. He died in Nov. at age 97. Now, they’re singing together with the angels. Although it’s been many years, I still remember visiting her at home off Charlotte Pike (was it Americana Way?) Hugs and prayers for all my relatives!

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