Hope Mckenzie

Hope Mckenzie

Hope Maurine McKenzie, age 17, has gone on to join the Lord. She will be greatly missed by her loving parents, Willie and Susan McKenzie, best friend and sister Caitlin “CJ” McKenzie, grandparents Mac and Elaine McKenzie, aunt and uncle Maurine and Hal Avery, cousin Zak Avery and his wife, Amanda, as well as a great host of wonderful family and friends. Hope, a junior at Grayson High School, was an avid art club member and a photojournalism intern at Gwinnett Magazine. This spring she looked forward to going to Europe with her AP art history class. Hope also played ukulele and wrote music, worked as a cashier at Grayson’s Kroger, and had participated in Tae Kwon Do, soccer, softball and lacrosse. Yet, Hope’s greatest passion was the arts including painting, drawing, and especially photography. Hope had acted in Snellville’s New London Theatre, playing parts in the productions: Godspell, Ten Little Indians, The Legend of Ho Hum Hollow, and A Slight Case of Murder. Hope will be greatly missed for her ability to brighten any room with her contagious smile! Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Zoar United Methodist Church, 3895 Zoar Church Road, Snellville, GA 30039. Hope’s memorial service will be Thursday at 4 p.m., also at Zoar United Methodist Church, where she was a lifelong member. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, 1200 Athens Highway, Grayson, GA., 30017.