MCKINZY ~ Mr. Lenard McKinzy, 97, was born March 1, 1923, in Lake City, Florida to the late Jerry McKenzy and Louise Robinson. He was one of five children. Lenard attended the local schools in Lake City, Florida. He lived a full life. Lenard transitioned this life Sunday, September 6, 2020.
Lenard relocated to Kings Ferry, Florida where he met and married the lovely Virgina Holzendorf. They relocated to Jacksonville, Florida and was blessed to have thirteen children.
He loved to work and was an entrepreneur. Lenard was a Tile Setter by trade and taught his children to be entrepreneurs and tile setters as well. As time went on, Lenard became a truck driver and was employed by Ryder Truck, Inc. He worked for them for many years until he got hurt on the job and had to retire from the company. Afterwards, Lenard became a seasonal cook at a hotel for many years because he loved to cook. He also loved to go fishing; it was one of his most favorite hobbies through the years.
Lenard was preceded in death by his parents; his second oldest son, Larry McKenzy; three brothers, Paul Ford, Jerry McKenzy and Jimmy Robinson; and one sister, Caribelle Bailey.
He leaves to cherish his memory, seven sons, Leonard (Rita) McKenzy, Anthony McKenzy, Jerry H. McKenzy, Henry (Melvia) McKenzy, Billy (Erica) Williams, Robert Williams, Dan McKinzy; five daughters, Annie M. Paulhill, Joselena (Melvin) Green, Wilma Hicks, Lanita (Tony) Johnson, Davanie M. (Eric) Green; a host of grands, great grands, great great grands; sisters, Jean Smith Golden and Elvena Bryant Bailey; daughter-in-law, Belinda McKenzy; loyal and faithful caregiver/nephew, Withie (Shirley) Ford; nephews, nieces, cousins; a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside service for Lenard McKinzy will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 49167 Mount Olive Road, Kings Ferry, Florida, Pastor Author L. Jordan, Sr. Officiating. Family will receive friends Friday at The Soutel Chapel from 5 – 7 PM. Because of the love of his family arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.
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