Born January 30, 1922, at Dehue, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Belva Robinette McKenzie. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Dennis, and brothers, Charlie and Bill McKenzie.
Mary Ella was a devoted Christian and member of the McConnell Tabernacle. She was a long time employee of G.C. Murphy Company in Logan.
She was a devoted mother to her three children, Charles (Theresa) Carver and Rose (Jim) Reynolds, both of East Rochester, N.Y., and LaDonna (Rev. Tildon) Blankenship of Crooked Creek, of which she made her home; she was also a proud grandmother to her six grandchildren, David Carver and Denise (John) Alfieri, both of East Rochester, Steve (Pam) Carver of Smithfield, N.C., Carissa Blankenship of Huntington, and Jasyn and Justyn Blankenship of Crooked Creek; she was also a great-grandmother to Alyson, Johnny and Francesca Alfieri of East Rochester, Cole and Troy Carver of Smithfield, and Connor Gage Lawson of Crooked Creek; a sister, Leatrice Joy (Dr. Robert) Stetzel of Fort Wayne, Ind., and a dear and cherished friend, Mr. Sidney Tomblin of West Logan.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 19, at the McConnell Tabernacle with Rev. Randy Skeens and Rev. Orville Syner and Rev. Tildon Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Pallbearers will be Steven Carver, David Carver, Jasyn Blankenship, Justyn Blankenship, Les McKenzie, and John David Carver.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, at the Honaker Funeral Home in Logan and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to McConnell Tabernacle.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org
“We lost our best, our dearest friend, Dear Mom, when we lost you.”
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of the arrangements.