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Funeral services for Elizabeth Wilson McKinzie will be held 11:00 am Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Hope Fellowship Church with Bishop Derek T. Triplett delivering the eulogy. Visitation with the family will be today (Friday, December 7, 2012) from 5 until 8 p.m. at Herbert Thompson Funeral Home. Elizabeth Wilson McKinzie was born on June 4, 1948 in Albany, GA to the late Clinton Wilson, Sr. and the late Sallie Mae Wilson. She received her education from Monroe High School. After her arrival in Daytona Beach, she was an active member of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church serving as a Matron, usher, Youth Ministry staff and Sunday School teacher. She was one of the founding members of Hope Fellowship Church where she continued faithful service. Liz was active in the community on numerous advisory boards /committees. After receiving certifications from Daytona Beach Community College, she worked as director in many daycare centers before realizing her dream of starting Rainbow Learning Center in 1997. She believed "every child has the potential to learn." She touched many lives with her great generosity and her direct "tell you the truth no matter how you feel about it" communication style. She loved people and especially loved children. In accordance with God's appointed time table, Liz was called from her labor to reward on November 26, 2012. She is preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Wilson. Cherishing her memory are her husband of 44 years, Norris McKinzie; children, Amanda Williams and Fitz (Stephanie) McKinzie; god-child, Joy (Cas'sim) Brown-Shabazz; sister, Gloria Jean Wilson; brothers, Clinton Wilson, Jr. (Laura), Tommie Lee Wilson, Freddie Lee Wilson; granddaughters, Lynona, Nikiya, Ronesia, AnnSherrie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church family.


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 7, 2012
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