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Doris Lee McKenzie

June 14, 1938 — May 10, 2024

Johns Island

Doris Lee McKenzie

Doris Lee McKenzie, 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 10, 2024. She was born June 14, 1938 in Rowland, NC to Walter and Effie Gray. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Forrest Sherwood McKenzie, her sons Forrest "Woody" McKenzie and Walter Craig McKenzie, as well has her brothers Charles Gray and James Gray. 

Doris is survived by her son; Andy McKenzie (Kelly), her two beloved grandchildren; Courtney Oliver (Ethan) and Hunter McKenzie (Hannah).

Doris retired after a 26 year long career at the University of South Carolina in 1993. She loved to spend time on Lake Murray with family and friends. She was known for her delicious cooking and entertaining. Doris had an eye for interior design and enjoyed decorating her home to welcome those who visited. She had a kind and generous spirit, always ready to help anyone in need. 

She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Special thanks to Jennifer Jackson for her help and providing loving care and comfort to our mom in her final years.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers please donate the Alzheimer's Association, 884 Allbritton Blvd Suite 115, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 ( 
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