September 13, 1930 ~ July 26, 2016
Melba Jeffries McKenzie, age 85 of West End passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at FirstHealth Hospice house in Pinehurst.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday at Culdee Presbyterian church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Washburn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage on Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Born in Moore County she was a daughter of the late Robert and Blennie Short Jeffries. She worked for 21 years as a meat cutter for Matthews Market in Pinehurst and prior to that worked in textiles and drove a school bus. She also enjoyed baking and decorating cakes for family and friends, but her favorite job was being a mother to not only her children but many other children.
She was preceded in death by her husband Standish McKenzie and sister Alma McKenzie.
She is survived by: her daughters Donna Bean of Sanford, Paula Hess of West End, Linda McKenzie of Pinebluff, Cathy Marion of Carthage; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the McKenzie family.