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Sylvia Karean (Dees) McKenzie

d. September 4, 2022

Attapulgus, Georgia

Sylvia Karean (Dees) McKenzie 71, of Attapulgus , GA. passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at her residence.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Day Cemetery in Day, Florida, with Brother John Levi Vann officiating the service.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 9, 2022 at the funeral home, from10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements. (850-539-4300 or

Karean was born on October 3, 1950 in Madison, FL. The daughter of the late Thetis F. Dees and Gladys Bell Dees. She was a life long member of Brewer Baptist Church of Day Florida. She was a Master Hair Stylist. She was an artist at hair styling. Karean loved what she did, and all her clients were her friends “Not just her customers” She styled and cut hair in Quincy, Florida for twenty eight years, then in Tallahassee, Florida for several more years.

She is survived by her Husband, Harmon McKenzie, Jr. of Attapulgus , GA; Four brothers Tommy Dees (and wife Faye) of Mayo, FL ; Eugene Dees Lake City, FL; Foye Dees (and wife Mattie) of  Dowling Park, FL; Richard Dees (and wife Cindy) of Mayo, FL . One sister Irene Dees Calhoun (and husband Mike) of Mayo. Many beloved nieces and Nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to Big Bend Hospice 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sylvia Karean (Dees) McKenzie, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 9, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Faith Funeral Home and Crematory

6972 Florida Georgia Highway, Havana, FL 32333

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Graveside Service

Friday, September 9, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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