Donald Grant MacKenzie

Donald G. MacKenzie, 88, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020. Don was born on August 27, 1932, in Claremont, New Hampshire. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Albert MacKenzie and Miriam Clay, and several aunts and uncles. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Donald MacKenzie and Timothy MacKenzie; and one daughter, Rebeccah Schroll. He was a lifelong Methodist, and attended the Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church with his wife.

He leaves in honor of his memory his wife of 52 years, Shirley A. MacKenzie; one daughter, Deborah Alexander (Garrett), of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sons, Phillip MacKenzie (Sherry), of Churchville, Maryland; and James MacKenzie (Vickie), of Lebanon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Leah MacKenzie of Churchville, Maryland; and seven grandchildren: Kristen Caffee (Dave), of Concord, North Carolina, Sean Alexander (Sylvia), of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, Joseph MacKenzie (Cara), of Parkville, Maryland, Kayla Proctor of Edgewood, Maryland, Jessica Sauers (Justin), of Bel Air, Maryland, Adam and Melanie MacKenzie, of Joppa, Maryland; and seven great-grandchildren.

Don served his country in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 20 years. He always said, “Once a Marine, always a Marine!” He was director of food services for nine years at two hospitals, finished college, and became an insurance and real estate agent. He was a professional cake decorator for several grocery stores in Charlottesville for a few years. Don and his wife were avid campers.

Don was also a Mason. His proudest achievement in his life was his six children.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church in Louisa at 2:00 p.m. The service will be for family only due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church.

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