Steven G. McKenzie
April 20, 1939 – May 12, 2020
Steven Glenn McKenzie went to be with the Lord and Savior on May 12, 2020, from the challenges of Parkinson's Disease. Steve was born on April 20,1939, to Gladys and Glenn McKenzie of Plain Dealing, Louisiana. After high school Steve worked for International Paper Company, served in the U.S. Army, and then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, graduating in 1972.
Throughout his career as an attorney, Steve zealously advocated for his clients, was honored to preside as pro tempore and ad hoc judge for the Honorable Billy Ross Robinson, Retired Judge of the City of Bossier City, and enjoyed the opportunity to serve as a Juvenile Hearing Officer in Bossier and Webster Parishes. Spending time with his family was his greatest joy, but he, also, found enjoyment in bass fishing, golfing with friends, and reading a good book.
His love for the Lord directed his daily walk. As a faithful Christian and member of First Baptist Bossier, Steve had the opportunity to serve in numerous ways, including Sunday School, choir, and Precept Bible Study. Additionally, he went on several mission trips and helped with laymen led revival services. His generous heart, sharp mind, and willingness to speak truth with unwavering convictions defined his life. His heart’s desire was to do everything as unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:23)
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Yvonne and Woodrow Fox, and brother Cecil F. “Bud” McKenzie. Left to cherish his memories are his best friend and loving wife, Loraine Fox McKenzie; two daughters, Brandi McKenzie Newsom (Joel) and Stephanie McKenzie; grandchildren, Austin, Ainslee, Jackson, and Graham Newsom and baby Newsom due in November; brother, James Allen “Jimmy” McKenzie, and numerous extended family members.
The family is very grateful for the countless prayers, calls, notes, and visits throughout this season of life. In addition, they thank Steve’s hospice nurses and CNAs - Hailey, Wuanella, Shari, LaShonda, Juanita, and especially Marsha Robinson. Also, their appreciation goes to Dr. Sanjeevi Tivakaran and Dr. Vicki Cobb, their staffs, St. Joseph’s Hospice, and golfing buddy, Jim Perdue, who checked on Steve weekly.
A graveside service celebrating Steve’s life will be held at Centuries Memorial Park in Shreveport on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 2:00pm. Officiating will be family friend Pastor Philip Deas.
- Gladys McKenzie, Mother (deceased)
- Glenn McKenzie, Father (deceased)
- Yvonne Fox, Mother-in-law (deceased)
- Woodrow Fox, Father-in-law (deceased)
- Cecil F. “Bud” McKenzie, Brother (deceased)
- Loraine Fox McKenzie, Wife
- Brandi McKenzie Newsom (Joel), Daughter
- Stephanie McKenzie, Daughter
- Austin Newsom, Grandchild
- Ainslee Newsom, Grandchild
- Jackson Newsom, Grandchild
- Graham Newsom, Grandchild
- Baby Newsom due in November, Grandchild
- James Allen “Jimmy” McKenzie, Brother
- Steven G. McKenzie is also surived by numerous extended family members.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Steven G. McKenzie
May 19, 2020
To Loraine & Family
I am so sorry to learn about Steve's passing. He was the best Precept teacher's assistant ..... always greeting everybody with a smile and a fish story if you asked him. Pouring coffee and passing out the handouts. I know he has been sick a long time,...... God Rest his soul. And passing away during the Covid-19 pandemic only makes things harder because we can't be together. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of Heaven & Earth Bless you and give you peace today and for days to come. Love you!
May 18, 2020
Lorrain, so saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I so enjoyed Steve’s singing in the Sr Adult choir he added greatly to the overall sound of the men’s section! He was so faithful until his illness prevented his coming . I missed his great attitude and his genuine sweet spirit. His earthly presence will be so missed. I know you and your family have a lifetime of loving memories that will bring laughter and tears as God's wonderful gifts just when you need them.
You will be in my prayers as you go through this time of loss but grateful that Steve is well and enjoying his heavenly presence with Jesus.
Love, Deborah Mullinnix
May 17, 2020
My family lived near Gladys & Glenn McKenzie and their family when my brother and I were growing up, so we knew the family from years ago. I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My prayers are with the family.
Bennie Frazier Phillips
Cheryl and Tom Eber
May 15, 2020
Steve Always “Left the Lights On” , with a good cup of coffee and fun visit waiting for us.
Barbara Allen Barton
May 13, 2020
My dad,Uncle Boy as Steve called him, loved all his nieces and nephews but for some reason Steve held a special place in his heart. Maybe it was because Dad lived with them after returning from WWII. Jimmy relayed a story to me about how Uncle Boy taught Steve and Jimmy how to swim. Dad had asked the pair if they wanted to learn how to swim and of course both enthusiastically said yes. Uncle Boy told them, “good cause I know the best way to learn.” So all three went down to the nearest pond and Uncle Boy grabbed them by the scruff of their neck and seat of their britches and proceeded to throw them in the pond while hollering to them, “sink or swim!” Neither one asked for a repeat lesson.
Steve, May you now have fun swimming again with your Uncle Boy.