MR. Theodore Roosevelt Mackey Jr. — 1928-2019

Published 1:54 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Funeral services for Theodore Roosevelt Mackey, Jr., 91 of Woodland will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ed Vines officiating.  Burial will follow at Poplar Springs Baptist Cemetery in Lafayette.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Mr. Mackey passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Grady Medical Center in Atlanta.

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Survivors include five daughters, Mattie Brown of Woodland, Debra Roberts of Lanett, Rosie Holloway, Marsha Ray and Sharon Williams, all of Lafayette; three sons, Willie Mackey of Columbus, Georgia, and Richard Mackey and Reginald Mackey, both of Lafayette; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Pauline Holloway and Annie Mae Vines, both of Lafayette, Nadine Johnson of St. Louis, Missouri, and Lurlene Gasner of Miami, Florida.

A Lafayette native, Mr. Mackey was born on Sept. 4, 1928, the son of Theodore Roosevelt Mackey, Sr., and Ethel White Mackey.  He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and worked as a fixer for West Point Pepperell.  Mr. Mackey was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Aurelia Vines Mackey; one grandchild; one sister; and two brothers.

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