Ruth Joyce McKenzie
88, Sandy Hook
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Ruth Joyce McKenzie, 88, of Sandy Hook, who died on Tuesday, July 21 at her residence. Burial followed in Sandy Hook Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. George Moore and Bro. Ricky Daugherty officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Friday, July 24 at Hathorn Funeral Home.
As a longtime resident of Sandy Hook, she loved to cook for her family. She loved her husband more than life itself and was always active outside with him. They raised horses for many years and enjoyed riding together. She loved being outdoors including activities such as gardening, hunting and fishing. She was a faithful member of Sandy Hook Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly. She was the true essence of a lady, conservative and non-wavering in her character. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny McKenzie; parents, John and Bessie Herrin, and brother, Horace Herrin (May).
Survivors include her son, Wade McKenzie (Beth); daughters, Rose Miley (Daryl) and Janet McKenzie; grandchildren, Paige Bullock (Johnny), Brett McDaniel (Drew), Rebekah Nickel (Tim), Nik Ingram (Maggie), Kourtney Herring (Mark), Trent Miley (Hannah), Jason Brumfield (Cassie) and Melissa Edwards; great-grandchildren, Carson Dyess, Carter Dyess, Caleb Dyess, Max McDaniel, Mills McDaniel, Maria Nickel, Jesse Nickel, Krislyn Ingram, Luke Herring, Marley Herring, Hank Herring, Gage Herring, Pippa Herring, Alex Albritton, Makenna Brumfield, Mack Edwards and Sawyer Edwards, and one great-great-grandchild, Kamilla Pittman.
Pallbearers were Caleb Dyess, Tim Nickel, Mark Herring, Nik Ingram, Trent Miley and Jason Brumfield.
Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at hathornfuneralhome.com.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.