Mackenzie Rose Beach
July 10, 2015- December 18, 2016
Mackenzie Rose Beach passed peacefully in the arms of her sister and parents on December 18, 2016. Mackenzie battled a rare and aggressive malignant brain tumor for more than half of her life. Despite the diagnosis, Mackenzie remained a happy baby, always with a sweet disposition, crooked smile, and twinkle in her eyes. Even during the most grueling of treatments or surgeries, Mackenzie never once cried. The only tear she ever cried was the night before she passed, a single tear for her mommy and daddy to let them know how much they would be missed.
Mackenzie enjoyed watching her older sister, who always made her giggle. Mackenzie loved music and towards the end of her life grew quite fond of Hallelujah. She always enjoyed singing to music or with others. Mackenzie had a love for all things sweet and salty, specifically french fries and chocolate cookies. She also adored a pink lovie that never left her side. Each surgery or sedation, it was sure to be by her side so that during recovery she would be comforted before her parents were allowed to see her.
Although, she was only on this earth for a short 17 months she has touched so many lives and inspired many more. Her parents consider themselves blessed that this brave little soul chose them to fulfill her miracle on earth of bringing people together and strengthening faith in our Savior.
Mackenzie is the daughter of Andrew and Katherine Beach of Brandywine, MD. She is survived by an older sister, Madison Beach. Her paternal grandparents are Donald and Judith Beach of Waldorf, MD; and maternal grandparents are Michael and Susan Wills of Bowie, MD.
The Hospice of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Kids Program brought such joy and comfort to the family during Mackenzie’s last days. In lieu of flowers, we would be pleased to help other grieving parents through their program. Donations can be made via Chesapeake Kids, c/o Hospice of the Chesapeake, John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway Pasadena, MD 21122 or online via https://hospicechesapeake.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298 and donors can select Chesapeake Kids.
Thursday, December 22, 2016