Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Sharon Delores McKenzie

Born: 12/19/1945 Died: 05/06/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Sharon Delores McKenzie, 63, passed away on May 6, 2009. She was born in San Angelo, Texas, to Faye and Elmer McKenzie on December 19, 1945. After her parents passed away, she was raised by her sister, Ruby. In her youth, she worked as a model before studying and finding employment in the field of cosmetology. For the last two decades, she worked for Verizon in Irving, Texas, where she lived with her daughter and two granddaughters.She was a longtime member of the Plymouth Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She weathered many storms and enjoyed many blessings during her rich and full life. She loved the ministry, her family and cooking meals, not only for herself but for her many friends and family.Sharon’s life was one of self-sacrifice and caring for others. She learned of the truths of God’s Word because of her mother’s interest in spiritual things. She made the truth her own and was baptized in declaration of her dedication on December 12, 1959. Her true vocation was the ministry and she loved her God Jehovah more than anything else in this world. She made regular preaching a focus of her life every month for many years and continued giving a fine witness right up until the time of her death. She was preceded in death by grandmother, Maggie Pistubbee Pittman of Bennington, who was an original enrollee of the Mississippi Choctaws, Toles, Mississippi; parents; brother, Elmer McKenzie Jr.; cousin, Claretta Gatlin, and nephew, Bert “Pacer” Aschenbeck. She is survived by daughter, Pam Garcia; granddaughters, Chelsea and Brooke Garcia; great-grandson, Xavier; sisters, Helen and Bert Aschenbeck and Ruby and Bill Tingle; three aunts; two uncles; Mary Parris, and Ula and Don Foote of Durant, Clara and J.T. Gatlin of Silo, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.