Bom-Wrapper

Doris McKenzie

Doris McKenzie (Tilley)

Tuesday, April 19th, 1927 - Thursday, January 7th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Doris McKenzie, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Doris McKenzie

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Doris's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Doris's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Doris Ann Tilley McKenzie passed away January 7 at the Gardens of Taylor Glen in Concord NC. Doris was born in Rainelle, WV to Claude and Eula Tilley. She is survived by her twin sister Dora Lee Campbell of Shelby and her children J.C. McKenzie (Pam) of Concord and Christie McKenzie Hopper (Doug) of Gaffney and 3 grandchildren – Heather Jarvis, Jason McKenzie (Hannah) and Matthew McKenzie (Crystal) and two great-grandchildren.

Doris attended Lookout HS in Lookout, WV and Concord College in Athens, WV. During WW2 she along with her mother and female siblings lived in New Jersey where they worked in a cannery supporting the war effort and their families.

After the war mom worked for several years as a legal secretary and later, after she had raised her children, worked for many years as a teacher assistant in a reading lab in the public schools. She was extremely proud of the impact to their young students.

Curtis and Doris were married in Princeton WV on October 14, 1950. They relocated their young family to the Richmond area in 1960 and then to the Greenville SC area in 1964. As their health deteriorated, they relocated to Concord and the Gardens of Taylor Glen.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Curtis, and four siblings.

Mom was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who worked tirelessly for her family, friends, and church. Mom was very proud of her husband, her children and especially her grandchildren, and cherished them all. She was always willing to help anyone in need and there seemed to always be someone living in our home who she was attempting to help get out of harm’s way and on their feet.

She loved living on our farm in Fountain Inn SC where she helped in dad’s large garden, canned, and cooked for whoever was there. She loved to fish in the small lakes on the farm although she rarely caught anything. She was intelligent, outspoken, a devout Christian, and unwavering in her convictions. Also a devout, lifelong Republican it is believed she only cast one vote for a Democrat.

The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at the Gardens of Taylor Glen for their compassionate and loving care the last 12 years but especially in mom’s last days.

A private memorial for the family will be held at a later date.

In remembrance of her and dad the family requests any memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. at alz.org.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Doris McKenzie (Tilley), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Doris

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Doris McKenzie (Tilley).

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Doris here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Doris McKenzie (Tilley) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: