Shirley J. McKenzie • November 22, 2019



Shirley McKenzie, age 81 of Pensacola, was called home to the Lord on Friday, November 22, 2019.  She was born in Pensacola on March 29, 1938, to James and Mary Adele Shilston.  After graduating from Tate High School in 1956, she entered the Nursing program at Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated with the class of 1959.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 60 years, Larry T.McKenzie, and their four children, Larry (Tommy) McKenzie Jr., Tammy Baker (Robert), Pamela Powell (Mark) and Mary Jane Turnipseed (Mike); and eight grandchildren, Lori McKenzie Price, Nick Baker (Audrey), Kimberly Baker, Murphy Powell, Campbell Powell, Patrick Turnipseed, William Turnipseed, and Josh Turnipseed. She was the proud great-grandmother of Sawyer Fynn Price.  She is also survived by her brothers Danny Shilston (Jennifer), John Shilston, and Fred Shilston (Lenora).  All are from Pensacola, Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Shirley was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother,and great-grandmother.  Her faith and family sustained her. Shirley had a way to bring a smile to the faces she met, and she lit up every room she went in. She loved people and loved to spend time with her family and friends.   She was an Operating Room Nurse for many years at Baptist and West Florida Hospitals, caring for those who needed it the most. During retirement years she enjoyed traveling with Larry in their RVand going on foreign mission trips with her Church family to Mexico, The Dominican Republic and the Holy Land.

Shirley was a faithful member of Marcus Pointe BaptistChurch where she was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Pallbearers will be grandsons; Honorary Pallbearers will be Members of the TEAM Class at MPBC.   The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm at Marcus Point Baptist Church, 6205 North “W” Street, Pensacola.  The service will begin at 12:00pmwith Pastor Gordon Godfrey, Jr. officiating.  Pensacola Memorial Gardens will oversee the funeral arrangements.

Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the caregivers at Haven of Our Lady of Peace.

  1. I will miss you dearly Aunt Shirley. You always made time for me when I needed you.So many sweet memories of you will comfort me in the days and years ahead. Love your favorite niece. Liz

  2. Elizabeth Nall Underwood Hindman says:

    So many sweet memories of you Aunt Shirley will comfort me in the days and years ahead. You always made time for me when I needed you. Love you always. Your favorite niece.Liz
    Nall Underwood Hindman

  3. Marcelle Perritt says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. She was a sweet lady and always full of fun. Larry I am praying for you and for your family.

  4. Larry I am so sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. She was a great friend and always had a joke for everyone. I am praying for you and your family/

  5. I am so sorry to hear this. Shirley was a sweet friend and always made people laugh. Larry and family I am praying for you.

  6. Tammy says:

    To MaryJane, Family and Friends,
    My family and I are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your families.
    Tammy Straughn & Family

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