Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, Sep 05, 2020
11:00 AM-11:45 AM
January 04, 1965 - August 20, 2020
Sandra D’Anne McKenzie, 55, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 4, 1965 in Alameda, California, daughter of the late John Swindell and Thelma Swift Coleman. On June 27, 1992, she married the love of her life, Matt McKenzie. She had 3 loves – horses, her children and Matt. Sandy spent many of her younger years as a professional horse trainer. Later she managed several local restaurants in Jacksonville. After she received her first cancer diagnosis, she went back to school and became a phlebotomist so that she could help other cancer patients. She began her career at the Baptist Cancer Center but also worked at Baptist South and one of the Primary Care Clinics.
Surviving family include her husband, Matt; sons: Logan McKenzie and Michael Higley; daughter: Carmyn Swindell; grandchildren: Brynlei, Niko and Harlow; 2 brothers: Dean Swindell and Eli Spillsbury (Sally); 3 nieces: Carolina, Maggie & Josie; 1 nephew: Henry and a host of friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Peeples Event Center, 14165 N. Main Street, with Rev. Ronnie McKenzie, officiating.