On April 12, 2019, Martha Ann McKenzie (nee Boggs), beloved wife of the late F. Richard McKenzie, devoted mother of Susan McKenzie, and dear sister of Barbara Boggs.
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Born in Claremont, North Carolina, Martha was the daughter of the late Frank and Martha Nell Boggs (nee Gantt).
An administrative officer at the National Security Agency, Martha also was a volunteer organist at St. John Lutheran Church for 60 years. Under the tutelage of piano teacher Mrs. Ethel Sewell, Martha started playing organ at age 14 for Sunday School services, and one year later at regular services- many years for two services- with the help of her page turner daughter Susan. She also donated a two manual Rodgers organ to St. John Lutheran in the late 1990’s.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 3-5 & 7-9 pm at Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Funeral services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 6004 Waterloo Road, Columbia, MD. 21045 on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 10 am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Orphanage via St. John Lutheran Church, 6004 Waterloo Road, Columbia, Maryland, 21045, or a charity of your choice.