Mary D. McKenzie 1940-2013

WARREN – Mary Dean “Red Tag Mary” McKenzie, 72, of 2031 Surfwood Circle S.W., died at 2:41 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center.

She was born March 27, 1940, in Luverne, Ala., the daughter of Rockford and Alice Coward Dukes, and after the death of her parents was raised by Uncle Butch and Aunt Evason.

Ms. McKenzie retired from Delphi Packard Electric and was a member of Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Cassandra Vaughn-Ware of Warren and Sherry Patricia Vaughn-Thomas of Akron; a sister, Fronnie McTyere of Dosier, Ala.; fiancee, Leroy Bowler Sr. of Warren; 32 grandchildren; and 20 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. McKenzie, and a brother, two sisters and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Valley Missionary Baptist Church, where calling hours are one hour prior to the service. Family will also receive friends at 2031 Surfwood Circle S.W., Warren.

Arrangements were handled by Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.