Leroy E. McKenzie

Sunrise: January 15, 1935

Sunset: October 26, 2020

First Public Viewing 

Thursday, October 29, 2020


Summerton Funeral Home 

23 S. Duke Street 
Summerton, SC 


Second Public Viewing

Friday, October 30, 2020

4PM- 6PM

Sumter Funeral Services 

623 Manning Avenue

Sumter, SC


Private Graveside Service

Saturday, October 31, 2020

10 o'Clock in the morning


Evergreen Memorial Park

802 N. Guinyard Dr. 
Sumter, SC 

Rev. Dr. Lewis Walker, Remarks

Mr. Leroy E. McKenzie, 85, the late devoted husband of Mrs. Ruby McKenzie, died Monday, October 26, 2020, at his place of residence in Sumter, SC.


Born January 15, 1935, in New Zion, SC, he was the son of the late Daniel and Polly E. McKenzie. He grew up in the home and under the leadership of his uncle and aunt, Willie and Fannie Montgomery.


He received his formal education from Savage-Glover Elementary School, Lincoln High School, Morris College, and his Mortician’s Degree from Atlanta College of Mortuary Sciences.


Mr. McKenzie was drafted in the US Armed Forces while attending Morris College. Upon returning home from Germany, he married Ruby Tindal. From this union six children were born.


He gave his all to help many who were in need. Financial and physical help were made available whenever requested by others. He saw to it that if it were needed, and he was informed about it, he would render services or found someone who could provide it. He was a father and friend to many who loved him dearly, and he would give his last dollar to help when needed. He donated money or gave small jobs to help others to get off narcotics.


He rendered embalming and managerial services to Sumter Funeral Services, which he co-founded, Community Funeral Services, Jackson, James, Williams, Samuels Funeral Home of Manning, SC, and Square Deal of Bishopville, SC. He viewed his services as a work of art. He received may compliments from other morticians that he was the best in South Carolina. He knew his craft and delivered it well.


He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Mrs. Ruby McKenzie, six children: Veronica (Lonnie) Ford, Leroy Alvin Jr., the twins, Sharon Jean (George) Bright and Sherrie Joyce (Herbert) Johnson, Marsha Patrice McKenzie and Dr. Jacqueline McKenzie; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, and a sister Sandra Mack.


A public viewing will be held today at Summerton Funeral Home Chapel, 23 South Duke Street, Summerton, SC, from 4pm-6pm.


A second public viewing will be held Friday, October 30, from 4pm-6pm at Sumter Funeral Services, 623 Manning Ave, Sumter, SC.


A Private Graveside Service will be held 10:00am, Saturday, October 31 at Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 N. Guinyard Dr., Sumter, SC. with Remarks from Reverend Dr. Lewis Walker Jr.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC and Sumter Funeral Services. 


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Morris College Music Department.