Paula Marie McKenzie


Paula Marie McKenzie of Winchester, formerly of Wellersburg, Pa, passed away peacefully at her home on June 4, 2019, after a lengthy struggle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Born May 27, 1958 in Frostburg Miner's Hospital as twin #1; she was the daughter of the late Harry (Corky) and Esther (Lechliter) McKenzie, who tragically passed away two days after Paula. She was also preceded in death by her niece, Summer McKenzie; grandson, Cameron McKenzie; and granddaughter, Camberlynn McKenzie.
Survived by brother Troy McKenzie and wife Connie, Wellersburg, Pa; sister Sharon Shaffer and husband Rod, Hyndman, Pa.; twin sister Pauline McKenzie-Hill and husband Rick, Pinellas Park, Fla.; and sister, Tammy (Withers) McKenzie, Hyndman, Pa; three children, Dillon Hosier, Los Angeles, Calif.; Chase McKenzie and Dustin McKenzie, both of Winchester, Va.; granddaughters Destiny Holle and Heaven McKenzie.
Paula was a hairstylist for ten years who, early in her training, practiced on her sisters - not always with the intended result. She worked for 28 years at Berryville Graphics as a prototype book maker and later as administrative assistant.
Paula was gregarious, fun-loving, humble, compassionate, generous and kind. In true McKenzie fashion, she was a great storyteller, loved to fish, considered everyone a friend and never a stranger. She and her twin sister Pauline shared a special and uncommon bond that can only be experienced by twins. She was artistic and creative, once winning a vacation to Hollywood, Calif. as the prize for designing the anniversary flag for Berryville Graphics. But most of all, Paula loved children, all children; within hours of meeting her, most were calling her Aunt Paula.
A remembrance ceremony will be held at Jim Barnett Park, Rotary Field, Winchester, Va. beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
A combined service will then be held for Paula and her mother at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St. Hyndman, Pa.
Friends will be received on Friday June 14, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 am. The funeral service will begin at 11 am, with Pastor Ken Haines officiating.
We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to her very special friends Phoebe Reeve, Morgan Carroll and Shelby Wean, as well as Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses.
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Mike Amoroso
Jun 13, 2019
Pauline, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know about this when I seen you the other day at Karens . Again I am so sorry. Prayers for the family.
Vivian (Mae) Fowler
Jun 13, 2019
Rest in peace. Love you.
Sandy Brining
Jun 13, 2019
Rest in peace Paula. Love you
Sue Chilcott
Jun 13, 2019
Lots of love. I will never gorget the good times we had at work at the beach and all the other great adventures we went on. Love ya
Darlene Chilcott
Jun 13, 2019
You will be very sadly missed I will never foget the great beach vacations we used to take. You were lots of fun . I love you
Jean Shuman
Jun 13, 2019
Pauline, I was so sorry to hear the news of Paula and your mom’s passing. Sending prayers for comfort and strength for you during this sad time.
Nancy Emerick
Jun 13, 2019
You was a great friend through High School. Spent many a nights at your home. You always had a great creative mind. I know we made all kinds of stuff, and had fun doing it. Also did a lot of roller skating. Those were the days. Prayers for your Family and Friends. God just got another Angel. Always, Nancy
Barbara Howard
Jun 12, 2019
I will always remember the good times we shared not only through high school, but also spending a few weekends at your mom and dad's. Your mom was always baking or doing crafts. I just loved the cross she made each of our classmates for one of our reunions. Fly high Paula and Esther....until we meet again! Love Always, Barb
Ann (Wilhelm) Rogers
Jun 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hearing of the passing of Paula and her Mother Esther. Esther is a distant cousin of mine, as well as Paula. I can remember babysitting Paula, Pauline and their siblings as a teenager in Barrellville. Prayers for the family.
Chantay (Mull) Summers
Jun 12, 2019
Can remember she was one of our first babysitters. Sending prayers, sympathy and condolences. May you know her light shines above you all as well as inside each of you that she touched and loved.
May the peace she knows now give you all comfort. God Bless
Angie Farrell
Jun 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a wonderful lady
Douglas Hartman
Jun 11, 2019
So very sorry and truly trying on your faith prayers and Love to your family.
Delite Hersh
Jun 11, 2019
She was such a kind sweet soul. She reminded me of her father, he was a very kind sweet man! Made me feel like part of the family! Sincerest condolences to all family and friends!
Ella Hutchinson Holly
Jun 11, 2019
Many special memories with you, Paula.
Thank you for all the laughter and love.
I'll miss you very much.
Angela and Steven Boyce
Jun 11, 2019
Were so sorry for ur loss and may god be w u and ur family at this time of need. Praying for u and ur family