Alfred Jay “Al” McKenzie

Alfred Jay “Al” McKenzie

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Alfred “Al” McKenzie

July 27, 1957 – November 1, 2023

Al McKenzie, a cherished figure in our community, passed away on November 1, 2023, at the age of 66. He was born in Queens, New York to Fred and Claire McKenzie. Al was a retired Navy Commander, a dedicated father, and a successful entrepreneur. He founded Eco Freedom Detailing, an auto detailing corporation company that brought convenience and restoration to our county.

Al attended Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, New York where he was an active member of the track and drum and bugle corps teams. He moved on to Delaware State University where he majored in Computer Science and vowed to a life of serving his country.

Alfred was commissioned into the Navy on January 15th, 1981 and spent 23 years in service to our great nation. Al was a loving husband to his wife, Suzanna Simmons, and a proud father of two children, Mia and Ariana. He cherished his role as an Uncle and godfather and was often found cheering them on at sporting events and family gatherings.

Al will be remembered for his infectious laughter, unwavering generosity, and his love for sharing stories and anecdotes of wisdom. Al leaves behind his wife Suzanna Simmons, two children Mia and Ariana, his mother Claire McKenzie, his brother Fred McKenzie, his sister Rita Jackson, and his former spouse, the mother of his children Felicity McKenzie, and a host of relatives and wide circle of friends whose lives were forever enriched by his presence.

The family extends their gratitude to all who have offered their condolences and support during this difficult time.

The family will receive friends at the Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 10:00am until the time of his Life Celebration at 12 Noon.

Military Honors will be provided at Quantico Nation Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA 22172 Friday, November 17, 2023 at 9:30 AM. Please arrive by 9:15 AM

Offer Condolence for the family of Alfred Jay “Al” McKenzie


Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


10:00am - 12:00pm

Celebration of Life

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


12:00pm -

Military Honors

Quantico National Cemetery

18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA 22172



Condolence Messages

  1. Isabel Bouchard says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathies to you Suzanna and her family. Thoughts and prayers for your beautiful family

    Isabel Bouchard

  2. Sonja Archer Thompson says:

    Heartfelt condolences to Al’s wife Suzanna, Al’s mother, brother and sister and to Mia, Ari & Felicity. Much love to you all. From the Thompson’s (Bradley, Sonja, Luka & Zane) in Ft. Lauderdale.

  3. Harriet Newton says:

    Our sincere condolences to the McKenzie family.
    May you find peace and comfort in all of the wonderful memories of Al. He was a good man.
    Cousins Harriet, Miles, and Laila Newton

  4. Harriet Newton says:

    Our sincere condolences to the McKenzie family.

    We pray that you find peace in all of the wonderful memories of Al. He was such a good man.

    Sending love and strength.

    Cousins Harriet, Miles, and Laila Newton

  5. Hazel Archer says:

    Al has trsnsitioned to another realm. Gone but will never be forgotten. You will find him in the calm of your heart. Do not continue to be sorrowful or saddened. Think of his accomplishments, his legacy and above all the beautiful memories.
    Blessings from the South Florida Archers

  6. James T Anderson says:

    Prayers for the Family💕🙏🏽💕

  7. Susanna e Walter says:

    So very sorry for your loss Susanna! Al will always be watching over you and protecting you from up above with the rest of the angels. Sending love and strength to everyone.

  8. Barbara Tapia says:

    Sincere condolences to the McKenzie family on your loss. Al was such a gentle and kind man. I pray he’s with the Almighty. Felicity, Mia and Arianna our deepest condolences. Love Barbara, Tequoia and Tajia Tapia.

  9. Gladys Few says:

    Dear Suzanna, I am so sorry for your loss. I regret I couldn’t be there with you. Al,s uncle Julius adored Al many reason, but mainly for his love of family. We often spent weekends visiting and I will always remember Al for his kindness and love. May God be with you in the coming days

  10. John & Dorothy Few says:

    Alfred McKenzie was wonderful man and will be truly missed by his Uncle John & Aunt Dorothy Few.
    To the family you are in our prayers.

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