Mr. McKennie, 75, of Charlotte, died December 21, 2006. Services will be held Friday, December 29, 2006 at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 AM, with service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. McKennie was a native of Norfolk, VA. He received his BA degree in music from Florida A&M University, and received his Master's Degree, and an advanced degree, from New York University. He retired after 30 years of service as a music instructor for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. During his retirement, he was a band director for the Zodiacs.
Survivors are Maurice and Emily Williams, Nancy Pethel, the friends of the McCrorey Heights Community, and the singers and musicians of the Zodiacs.
Contributions and memorials can be sent to the building fund of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, NC.
Grier Funeral Service of Charlotte is serving the family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Dec. 28, 2006.