Mckenzie Lea Thompson Hatch, died on the 2nd of February, 2021 in Greensboro, NC. 

She was born on February 17th, 1977, in Raleigh, NC to Alan and Lynna Frye Thompson. 

Mckenzie graduated from high school in Cary, North Carolina in 1995. After graduation, she attended East Carolina University where she earned bachelors and masters degrees in Speech and Language Pathology. Mckenzie spent the majority of her career working in the school systems with special needs children. After adopting her two children from Russia, Mckenzie took time off work to start her children on the right path in life. Mckenzie loved to cook, travel, laugh, dote on her children and nephews, attend church, strive for perfection in all things, and to be a light in the life of everyone who knew her. 

Mckenzie is survived by her husband of sixteen years, Glenn Hatch; son, Renat; daughter, Ruslana; parents, Alan and Lynna Thompson; sister, Melanie Norris and her husband Jon; and her two nephews, Jack and Charlie. 

To minimize the chances that anyone else gets this virus, a large public service will not be held. For friends and family that wish to say their goodbyes to Mckenzie, there will be an opportunity for public viewing on Saturday 2/6/21 from 9am to 12pm, family not in attendance, at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage, NC. The immediate family will hold a small private service at a later time. Mckenzie will be laid to rest at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Carthage, NC. 

Flowers can be sent to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage, NC. 

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hatch family.


Public Viewing: February 6, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


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  1. Our hearts ache for your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. There was a sweet reunion in Heaven with her loved ones.
    Jim and Shirley McCaskill

  2. Mckenzie, you are like a shooting star that is beautiful for everyone to see; but missed once it shoots across the night sky and is gone– I know your soul now resides with the Lord. I was blessed to have you as a friend and look foward to our heavenly reunion. We had such good times at the Halloween party, Proms, and in College just to think of a few fond memories. I know she will be missed by her family and children. Cherish the time and memories that you shared together and make them forever a memorial on your heart and carry with you the love she shared with you always!

  3. Glenn, Renat and Ruslana,

    I am so sorry to for the loss of you sweetheart, friend and mother. I am happy to know that she had made Jesus her Savior and that you will all be reunited in heaven one day – It’s not a myth – heaven is real. Kristin and I love you all and are praying for peace and rest during this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts constantly and we are here for you for the long haul.

  4. My deepest sympathy to the Thompson Hatch Family. May McKenzie rest in eternal peace. May the family find comfort in the promise of Psalm 34:18 that GOD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those crushed in spirit. God’s word also says that he will wipe away all of the tears, and there will be no more sorrow, death or crying- neither will there be any more pain.

    Big hug for the entire family. God bless you and keep you.

  5. We were so sorry to hear the news of McKenzie’s passing. May the fond memories you all shared be your comfort at this most difficult time. If we can be of any help to you please don’t hesitate to ask. We are just a stone’s throw away. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Your backyard neighbors

  6. No more sickness, no more death, no more tears, no more heartaches….. Mckenzie is resting in a place beyond our comprehension. Hold fast to all of the wonderful memories of her. You guys will see her again. Her love will live on through you guys. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Anything you need, we are here.

  7. Glenn – I may not have met you nor your beautiful wife, but Duane spoke so highly of you. I am so saddened that you and your family must endure such pain. May GOD lift you and your family in a time of need, love, and care.

  8. Prayer for Alan, Lynna & Melanie! I just learned of this and Phyllis and I are heartbroken. Psalm 24:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    Ray & Phyllis Wickham

  9. Alan and Lynna and all the family you have our deepest sympathies. McKenzie was such a beautiful lady and her Grandmother Josie was so proud of her. We will remember your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lonnie & Judy McKenzie
    Carthage, NC

  10. Thinking of your family now. The decade the kids had with her, they will cherish all their days. May you find peace and comfort. Lifting you high in prayers. Sending our deepest condolences to Glenn, Renat and Ruslana & family. In loving memory, from ~The Jones Family

  11. Glenn, Ruslana, Renat, and the rest of the family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It is absolutely heartbreaking. McKenzie brought so much joy, laughter, and spirit into our family. She has forever impacted the lives of so many, mine included. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. I love you all. Rest In Peace McKenzie.

  12. Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Keeping you all close in prayer and praying that you find comfort in knowing that we are all thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Kay and Rick Neff
    Ashley, Thomas and Rebecca Adams

  13. Glenn, Ruslana, Renat, and family,
    We are so saddened to learn of the passing of McKenzie. Know that you all are in our prayers. May you truly feel the presence of God holding you at this time and giving you peace. Remember the promise of Jesus from John 11:25, “Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.'”
    In Christ’s love,
    John Franklin and Kari Howard

  14. Glenn, Ruslana, Renat, Alan, Lynna, Melanie and family,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, and I’m very sad to hear of McKenzie’s (MCNZ) passing.

    There are friends in your life that are the only ones that knew you from a specific point in your life. There are memories that only they can share with you. McKenzie was one of those friends for me. While we didn’t talk everyday or even every month in last few years, we always had that connection. She was there when I needed compassion, and when I needed a kick in the butt. She could be so caring, while at the same time being an endearing wise-acre. I never knew how she managed to pull that off so perfectly. She truly was a special soul and the world is lesser without her in it. I will remember, and miss her always.

    You’re all in my family’s thoughts with love.

  15. Glenn,
    I am so sorry for this devastating loss you and your children have suffered. May God continue to wrap you all in his comfort and peace and may warm loving memories keep you all today and in the days ahead.

  16. Lynna, Alan and family;
    Sending healing prayer’s and comforting hugs to you all. We’re so sorry for your loss and just know that were holding you close in our thoughts and prayer’s.

  17. Everyone who knew her will miss her. My prayers for her family. She was a wonderful teacher who really knew her stuff and loved the kids. It’s a sad day but we know there is victory in knowing Jesus. ❤️🙏Barbara Swank

  18. Lynna and family,
    Praying for God’s peace, strength and comfort for you all. May the love and prayers of friends also be of comfort to you. With sympathy and prayers for all.

  19. When a beautiful, gracious, caring young woman like Mckenzie dies so unexpectedly, it gives us all pause for how short life is and we feel the grief deeply. I know even those who did not know her personally have found themselves broken hearted as they heard the news of her passing.

    For those of us who knew and loved her; especially when thinking about her dear family whose lives will never be the same, her death is all the more profound.
    “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”( Matthew 5:4)

    It is a joy to know that Mckenzie loved the Lord and is today experiencing no more suffering, but rather, “ What no eye has seen, nor ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthian 2: 9)

    I was truly blessed to have Mckenzie as my friend. We both taught at Mcleansville Elementary and were part of the special education team; which meant we usually sat together for trainings, meetings, got together with friends outside of work and worked closely to support our mutual students. I will never forget a teacher workday activity which consisted of a dreaded obstacle course( from my point of view), but her hilarious enthusiasm and quick/ witty intellect turned the event into something fun and a victory for our team; she had a way of turning a person’s day around. She was a dear friend and always there to support; a person who could be trusted and relied upon, utterly unique and special. Mckenzie deeply loved her students and was absolutely brilliant at working with them; she had a wonderful sense of humor that definitely helped get through the day. Her inspirational, never wavering love for her family was a delight to witness; they were her greatest joy and blessing. I loved seeing her FB posts/texts with the latest family adventure, cooking creation or project. I will miss her so very much. My prayers for her family will continue; my deepest heart-felt sympathy to them all.

    With Love,
    Jan ( Mrs. Riedl)

  20. I wish you and your family, the peace and comfort, of jesus christ, in the hope that his healing hand, eases your grief, we are praying for you.

  21. Losing such a wonderful woman is very painful and I am extending my hand of comfort to you and your children. May God lead you each and every step of the way that you will take without your wife and mother.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Adam Fuller and family.

  22. Glenn and family, my heart is heavy for your loss . May the God of all comfort surround your every step in the coming days,weeks,and months as only He can and may you be fully aware of His presence. My prayers will continue for you all.

  23. To the Hatch and Thompson families…We are family friends who have known McKenzie since she was a small child, and our children grew up together in Raleigh N.C./same church. We are so very sorry for your loss, of McKenzie, but we know our LORD is carrying you all……..just now. We WILL meet again in heaven, and what a day of rejoicing that will be!!!!! Love Ron and Dusti Trantham

    carrying you all…….just now. We WILL meet again in heaven

  24. Sending love & prayers to your family. My heart is broken for all of you. May God hold you up and give you strength and comfort. Mckenzie, I will miss you always, my dear friend. Such a beautiful soul. ❤

  25. Were sorry for your loss. We pray that God will comfort you and your family during these times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Harvell family

  26. Glenn and Family

    We are so very sorry for the loss of you Beloved Wife and Mother. You have been a wonderful friend and mentor to Jeff at JCI. Our hearts break for you and we will be praying for peace in such a difficult time.

  27. Mrs. Hatch was a kind and sweet woman, and I am glad to have met her. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to the Hatch family during this very difficult time. Your extended school family loves you and are sorry for your loss.

  28. Glenn, Ruslana, Renat, Alan, Lynna, Melanie and family,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our family has been truly blessed to have had McKenzie with us. She loved us and showed us in many ways. McKenzie will be missed so much!

    Love you all!
    Kelli Wall, Tim and Taylor

  29. Dear Glen,

    We just heard about your terrible loss and are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. While we did not know McKenzie, she sounds like a wonderful spirit and the world will miss her. We send prayers to you that the wonderful memories will give you strength and peace in the days to come. We know your mom and sisters are grieving with you,
    and we send prayers and love to all of you from old friends at WBPC in Raleigh. May God be with you and your precious children.

    With deepest sympathy and love,

  30. I just heard about this terrible loss and I am so sorry! She was one of our outstanding students in the speech-language pathology program at ECU and I always enjoyed talking with her at conventions when we ran into each other. She was a blessing! You have my deepest sympathy.

  31. I heard about Mckenzie from Tara Mistrulli-Pagan and was very sad to hear about her passing during this difficult time. Although I did not know her personally, she seemed like a wonderful caring person and a good friend to Tara.

  32. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of McKenzie. Jamey and I knew her through her father, Alan, at FCB. I remember her beautiful smile. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You will be in my prayers.

    Love never fails

  33. Mckenzie and I were in middle school band together. I was so sad to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family. I send you wishes for healing and peace.

  34. I am so very sorry for your incredible loss. Makenzie and I worked together at GCS. She was always willing to do anything to support our students. She will be missed.

  35. I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Makenzie in GCS. She was always kind and smiling at our speech meetings. She will be missed.

  36. Hatch family- Lifting you up in prayer during this difficult time. Wishing you comfort and peace surrounded by many memories of McKenzie! She will be missed by many of her GCS SLP friends and students!

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