Helen Earlene McKenzie, 88, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Life Care Center of Athens. She was of the Baptist faith and worked as an LPN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis Smith and Eva Higgins Smith; her husband, the Rev. James F. McKenzie; daughter, Sharen Wade; two brothers, Bobby Smith and Allen Smith; and sister, Sybil Alkemea. Survivors include son, James B. “Ben” and Valerie Mckenzie of Decatur; two brothers, Melvin and Nikki Smith and William and Juanita Smith, all of California; five grandchildren, Jamey, Joahua, Mereka, Tara and Laura; and nine great-grandchildren, Kylee, Spartan, Blake, Hunter, Raven, Morgan, Callie, Cas and Brian. There are no formal services at this time. Bowers Funeral Home of Decatur is honored to serve the McKenzie family. Go to www.bowersfh.com to sign the guest book and offer your condolences.

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