Mrs. Barbara Joan McKenzie, 77

Mrs. Barbara Joan McKenzie, 77, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Father Jorge Parranza will officiate. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Born January 3, 1945 in Patterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Irving Cook and the late Lucille Rita Biglin. She was retired from Dittler Brothers where she worked in quality control. Mrs. McKenzie was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. McKenzie was preceded in death by her husband, Gary McKenzie; sisters, Mary Patricia Murray, Thelma Natusch and brother, Donald Cook.


Mrs. McKenzie is survived by her daughter and son in law, Lori and John Pulley of Gainesville; daughter, Donna Maney of Port St. Lucie, FL; son and daughter in law, Ronald and Marisol Maney of Hutchison, MN; son, Scott McKenzie of Atlanta; brother and sister in law, Howard and Peggy Cook of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Victoria and Robert Irwin, Melissa and Simon Young, Christopher and Kimberly Pulley, Jay and Missie Maney, Andrew Maney and Maria Baltazar, Matthew Maney, Scotty Maney, Esteban Maney, Sebastian Maney, Jonah McKenzie; great grandchildren, Peyton Ravan, Wyatt Ravan, Hadley Irwin, Scott Irwin, Finnley Irwin, Bella Bradford, Makenzie Bradford, Donavan Maney, Alayna Maney, Abbie Pulley, Bailey Pulley, Casey Pulley and a number of other loving relatives.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Ted and Brenda Kieper 2022-08-02 20:10:50
Barbara was a wonderful friend for many years and we will miss her sense of humor and warm personality. She will always be in our heart. We both loved her. She’s an angel looking over us now.
Betti Alleman 2022-08-02 20:26:28
How do you put into words the memories shared with a best friend of 65 years? Bobbie and I met in middle school and shared untold hours of utter joy and laughter, bitter tears and regrets, endless hours of innocent pleasures one could experience back in the 50s, miles of walking towards adventure and just plain old fun times. As we matured and went in different directions we never forgot each other. We were often in contact by phone and in person. The years never changed our devotion to one another. We were able to listen to each other, counsel and give generously of our wisdom, understanding, patience and love, always and above all LOVE. Bobbie was an amazing woman with strengths that you may have missed because she was very humble. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She would have done anything, given anything if she thought it would make them happy. Do you have a friend that you value above all others? Call, go visit, give a hug and tell them of your love and appreciation before it’s too late.
Michael Boatwright 2022-08-03 06:27:51
So sorry to hear this. Barbara was a really sweet woman
Torrey Samer 2022-08-03 12:10:22
Dear family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish mom and I were able to be there with you. Sending you love and prayers. Love, Torrey
Renie McKenzie 2022-08-03 13:30:50
Dear Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God console you in your hour of need. Love, Aunt Renie
Renie McKenzie 2022-08-03 14:45:24
Dear Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your Mom was a Special lady. May God console you in your hour of need. With deepest sympathy., Aunt Renie
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