In Loving Memory

Kay F. McKenzie

September 23, 1940 - February 20, 2023


Kay Frances Lowell McKenzie, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023, at the age of 82.

Kay fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Freddie, when she was 17. Kay and Freddie raised three children.  After raising their children, Kay spent 25 years in retail sales and found time to return to school and obtain a degree in art and design.  She spent her life as a dedicated churchgoer and loved the Lord all her life.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Fredrick McKenzie.  She is also preceded by her parents, Reva and Thomas Lowell, and two brothers, Thomas and Michael Lowell.

She is survived by her children, Fredrick McKenzie II (Christina) of Silverhill, AL, Jason Scott McKenzie (Amy) of Fairhope, AL, and Sherry Kay Melton (Preston) of Silverhill, AL; grandchildren, Anthony, Raina, Alyssa, Faith, Alexis and Evan McKenzie, Preston III, Trevor and Sarah Melton; and one great-grandson, Benjamin Jones; and one sister, Gayle; along with other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 27, 2023 at Celebration Church, 8180 Dyer Road, Fairhope, AL, at 11:30AM. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation before the service beginning at 10:30AM. Interment will follow at Barnwell Community Cemetery.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Rev &Mrs. Preston Melton Sr

    Our dear Sister in the Lord Jesus will be greatly missed. She and her husband,Fred, were in our home many times for celebrating birthdays, holidays and just visiting.
    Till we all meet again on the other side of Jordan…rest in Gods’ peace.
    Rev. &Mrs. Preston Melton Sr

  2. Kelly D Denton

    I only met Kay once but saw a testimony to her life as a Christian everyday I worked with her son Freddie. What a wonderful legacy she has. Praying for comfort for the family.

  3. Margaret Burcham

    Sincere sympathy to Kay’s children and grandchildren. Growing up we were close friends as well as cousins but after moving up to northeast Mississippi I wasn’t able to be with her very often. Still, I miss her just knowing that she’s gone from this earth. It is a
    comfort to know that we will be united and spend eternity together along with so many
    of our family members in Heaven.

  4. Gayle

    My sister, my friend , beloved. I miss you so much already. I love you so much. You are beautiful inside and out, and the light shining from you from God. You have been reunited with the love of your life and your brothers and so many others. Rejoice, rejoice.


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