Larrestine McKanders-Trimm

Passed: June 18, 2020

Larrestine McKanders-Trimm

Passed: June 18, 2020


On Thursday, June 18, 2020 Larrestine Amanda McKanders-Trimm of Youngtown, Arizona was called home to be with our Lord and Savior.

Larrestine was born Jun 15, 1943 in Jackson, Mississippi to Addye Nell (Norwood) McKanders and Julius Aaron McKanders. Larrestine confessed to Christ at an early age at Second Baptist Church in Inkster, Michigan. She graduated from Inkster High School and was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Michigan State Unitversity (MSU.) While attending MSU she became a member and President of the MSU chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. After graduating from college Larrestine worked for the State of Michigan for over 25 years. During her career and after retirement she independently published articles in magazines and other publications.

Larrestine was married to Lawrence N. Trimm from 1971 to 1984. Three children were born to this union: David Lawrence, Ian Christiann and Justin Larren. Larrestine loved her children and family. She was an avid reader and she loved gardening and cooking.

Larrestine is preceded in beath by her mother, Addye Nell McKanders-Smith, her father, Rev. Julius Aaron McKanders I, he brother Rev. Julius Aaron McKanders II, and her brother Eddie Thornton Smith.

Precious and everlasting memories will live in the hearts of those who knew and loved Larrestine as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Celebrating her homegoing are her beloved children, David Trimm of Phoenix, Arizona; Ian Trimm of Lansing, Michigan; and Justin Trimm of Lansing, Michigan; her beloved grandchildren, Anyssa and Elijah Trimm of Lansing, Michigan; her beloved siblings, Geralyn McKanders-Neal (Husband Clarence) of Goodyear, Arizona; Kenneth A. McKanders (wife Carolyn) of Litchfield Park, Arizona; Landers McKanders of Romulus, Michigan; Brenda McKanders-Greene of Centerline, Michigan; and Donna McKanders of Atlanta, Georgia. She is also survived by her beloved sister-in-law’s; Cherlyn McKanders (wife of Julius – deceased) of Washington Township, Michigan; Pamela Smith (wife of Eddie – deceased) of Dallas, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Larrestine, thanks for being special in touching our lives with a love that still remains. Your strong and gentle way will be missed by all. For you, the rain has stopped. The sun is out. Be warm in it, until we see you again.

A celebration of Larrestine’s life will be held at a later date. The family is grateful for your understanding. We appreciate your prayers and messaged of sympathy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a  donation be made in memory of Larrestine Mckanders-Trimm to the American Heart Association:

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  1. My Dear Niece Larrestine,

    Though my heart is heavy I want to say that I am truly blessed to have gotten the opportunity to know someone with a loving and humble spirit like yours. You will be missed so very much but memories of you we will always keep close and in our hearts.

    Love Aunt Sheila

    Psalms 121:

    I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

  2. Larrestine:
    As we accepted and took on
    God’s plan we became
    parents to three sons….
    David L; Ian C; Justin L
    I thank you.
    Thanks to your family, we
    shared and enjoyed many
    Thanksgivings, Xmas, etc.
    I am grateful.
    God’s plan took us to Lansing, Michigan for a new
    start. Unfortunately, it came
    to an end.
    Larri, it’s your turn to rest
    In the arms of our Lord and
    Larry Trimm

  3. To Geralyn and the McKanders family:

    Please accept expressions of deepest sympathy from your friends at MSU. Larrestine was a wonderful student and great leader of our AKA Chapter. We would like to know of any future plans for memorial services.

    Eleanor Cattron Smith

  4. May you rest in eternal peace love you always Auntie Larrestine

  5. My sister I love you and look up to you. I look up to you. May you rest in peace sleep well

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