Byron Douglas McKenzie peacefully made his transition on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, after a long illness. Byron was born on July 27, 1957 to John and Irlene McKenzie in Joliet, IL.
He served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers and was honorably discharged. He was a long-time member of St. Mark C.M.E. Church until his illness.
Preceded in death by his parents, John and Irlene McKenzie, a nephew, Joel Shumpert and special friend and brother, Robert Fuller.
Byron is survived by his four children, Tiffany Barker, Kisha (Ian) Cartwright, Kyla McKenzie, and Brandon Hutchins, seven grandchildren, Aviere, D-vyne, Kilian, Kyiah, Aniah, Tyler, and Mason, one brother, John ‘Eric’ McKenzie, two sisters, Lawan Shumpert and Apostle Nona McKenzie-Parker, his godparents, Thomas and Helen McKenzie, a niece Qiana Bond and nephew, Jonas Shumpert and a host of other relatives and friends. Byron, fondly known by his family and friends as “Huck” was a friend to anyone who needed a friend. He will be greatly missed, and his memory cherished.
Visitation will be on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 PM at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19, a private service and interment will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
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