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Mertis Thurston McKenzie

A funeral service for the late Mertis Thurston McKenzie, age 92, of Kemp Road and Parkgate Road, Nassau, The Bahamas, who died at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Shirley Street, Nassau, on Saturday, 4th August, 2018, will be held at Calvary Bible Church, Collins Avenue, Nassau, on Saturday, 25th August, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Pastor Rob Elliott will officiate and interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums, John F. Kennedy Drive, Nassau.

She is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, Isaac Richard McKenzie Sr.; children, Charles, Wellington, Isaac, Paulette, and Vandyke, Suselle, Andrew-Andy, Angelo  McKenzie, Kim McKenzie-Irshard, Frances McKenzie-Oliver;  son-in-law, James Oliver; daughter-in-law, Tedana, HongBo Xu – Gia McKenzie; adopted children, Diane Hepburn Fernander, Janice, Fredricka, Sarah (Deceased), Patrice Hepburn, Andrew Smith, Jim Pierre, Stephen Clark (Deceased);  brothers, Raymond Christie, Joseph, Hubert, Jeremiah, Isaac, Dan Thurston & Fred Thurston Mckinney; sisters, Ellen, Geneva, Gertrude, Margaret, Elizabeth (Deceased), Idamae Rose, Idell, Irene Davis, Izona Colebrooke ; grandchildren, Britney, Floyd, Linda, Shanandon, Mertis, Andy, Akeem, Anya, Ricardo, Owen, Nennia and DNDN McKenzie, Chantel Eretha McKenzie-Anderson, Shandale Grant, Kamron, Almustafa Irshad, Elanna & Mykima Dean, Dr. Alicia & J. Ammid Oliver, Dr. Anischa Oliver-Chong, Charmaine, LeKisha, Stacy (Valentino Sr.), Angelo Jr., Maya, Anwar, Ahmar, L’Toya, Tyrone, Attorney Julika Thompson; Christopher, Chevette, Christian, Christoff Fernander, Perry Bowleg, Jammiee Hepburn, D’ Shan & Dakoda Clarke, Calvin, Dwayne, Anton, Anwar, Andrew, Phillip Pierre, Abigail Clarke; nieces and nephews, Vernita Christie, Princess Christie Culmer, Trevor, Joseph Jr., Ann, Lopez Lightbourne , Susan,Kenny Thurston; Prince, Troy, Shanti, Tiffany, Lee; Sophia, Melley, Dwayne, Ryan; Paula, Neil, Roshonda; Charles, John; Katy, Cedric Daniel Thurston, Cedric Jr, Larry, Stephen, Michael, Catherine, Gertrude, David; Emily, Vaughan, Michael, Toya, Cheryl, Stacy, Rabato, Lamont, cherryal, Pam, Sirdat, Sirvaughan, Sirran; Christopher, Arthur, Ruth, Louise; Dianne, Janice, Fredricka, Sarah, Patrice; Albertha Morley, Suslyn Rolle, Melzora Bowe, Ruth & Drucilla Bastian; Randolph Minis, Kadasha, Burke, Charles, N’kemo, Diane Rose-Rigby, Kyme Rose-Hoyt; Elkin, Sherry, Elizabeth, Trudy, Dion, Louie, Steven, Deon, Lincolyn, Sherry, Trudy, Kathyan Alleyne; Dellerase, Munnings, Letisha, Leanna, Angel, Janell & Janice Davis; LaRoach, Shane, Shareice, Willard, Genes, Genardo Colebrooke; Lulamae Greaves, Margaret McClain, Alice & Joan Taylor, Sandra Taylor Rahming, Philip Taylor, Georgia; Donald, Garth, Joe, Michael, Tyrone, Kenneth, Reginald, Peter, Paul, Anthony, Hasten, James, Perry; Mavis, Carmel, Jackie, Jacklyn, Annamae, Laverne Marion, Helene, Sandra, Margaret; Ken Hepburn, John Hepburn (Deceased), Fred Christie (Deceased), Florence Christie (Deceased), Frank Christie (Deceased); Charles (Deceased), Fred (Deceased); Francis (Deceased), Dwayne Barry-Rose (Deceased), Marsha Rose-Gabriel (Deceased), Lynn (Deceased) Kadanio (Deceased); Jason and Anthony (Deceased); Clarise Stuart (Deceased), Vincent Taylor (Deceased), Dorolyn Fox (Deceased), Glowannamae Davis (Deceased) and a host of other relatives and friends including, Calvary Bible Church Family, Christ Community Church Family, Mrs. Maris Carey & Family, Rosie Grant, Nancy Saunders & Family, Nora & Neville Dorsett Family, Ted & Gloria Thompson Family, Wilson Family, Silvia Scrivens, Jeffery Dean,  Pat & Inez Paul and Family Elsada Thompson, Bill & Mary Thompson, Ahwai Family, Christian Rolle Family, Winnifred Russell Family, Bethel Family, Oliver Family, Xu Weixin Family, Capron Family, George Sands & Family, Godet Family, NUA Family, Edris Bethel, Kendal Capron, Thurston Family, King Family, Poitier Family, Bastian Family, Diana Thompson, Descendants, Mar Gwen Clarke & Family, Hepburn Family, Gardiner Family, McKinney Family, Roberts Family, Marcel Family, Andrew & Grace Cartwright Family,  Maria Bain Family, Tyrone Joffer Family, Clemant & Ruth Albury Family, Miller Family, Mary Mortimor Prince Family, Ahwai Chong Family, Smith Family, David Higgs Family, Madeline Lee & Family, David Knowles Family, Dr. Clara McPhee & Family, Sylvia Gibson & Family, Neville Albury & Family, Una Clarke & Family, Barbara Marshall & Family, Nathaniel Smith & Family, Stevens Family, Larrimore Family, Monique Hutchinson , Brown & Ash Family of Cat Island, Rev. Hueter Rolle, Dr. Gloria Ageeb, Huyler Family, Carolyn Major Family,  Yvette Cargill Family, Wellington Olender Family, Wang Jihong Family, Aleane Knowles Family, Josh Dean Family, Forence Rahming Family, Morley Family, Albert Rodgers Family, Telsine Albury Family, Jackson Family, Arrie Evans Family, Kathleen McKenzie Family, Butler Family, Fred Ramsey, The Princess Margaret Hospital and The Kemp Road Community.

 In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Bahamas Heart Foundation; Research for Alzheimer’s (Mayo Clinic) and Calvary Bible Church Crisis Centre. (All cheques are to be made payable to Calvary Bible Church)

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Kemp’s Funeral Home Limited, Palmdale Avenue, Nassau, on Friday, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until service time.

Arrangements by Kemp’s Funeral Home Limited.

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