OBITUARY

James Walter Mackey

November 12, 1950September 6, 2021

A tremendously gifted and talented man, warm and attentive father, and a friend to all he met, James Walter Mackey departed this world and found eternal peace in His heavenly home on Monday, September 6, 2021. He was 70 years old, a native of Bridgeport, CT, and longtime resident of Baton Rouge. James served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was a 1968 graduate of Broadmoor High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from LSU. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Mackey; daughter Brennan M. Pizzolato (Corey); son Dr. Dane G Mackey (Erin); three brothers Peter V. Mackey (Sharon), Daniel P. Mackey (Karen), Thomas J. Mackey; sister Karleen M. Gremillion; former wife Gail G. Mackey; grandchildren, Penelope Pizzolato, Zoe Pizzolato, Annie Pizzolato, Audrey Mackey, George Mackey and Mary Kate Mackey; and numerous nieces and nephews all of whom he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph V. Mackey; brother William J. Mackey, and brother-in-law Dr. Henry Gremillion. James “Jimmy” Mackey exhibited an array of God-given talents: natural athlete, master storyteller, wildly talented artist, gifted writer, extremely well-read, and had a heart of gold on top of it all. He never met a stranger and his friends and family have a wealth of stories and memories to last them a lifetime. His warm smile and wonderful laugh will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church followed by a Mass at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Marjorie Mackey, Mother
  • Ralph V. Mackey, Father (deceased)
  • Brennan M. Pizzolato (Corey), Daughter
  • Dr. Dane G Mackey (Erin), Son
  • Peter V. Mackey (Sharon), Brother
  • Daniel P. Mackey (Karen), Brother
  • Thomas J. Mackey, Brother
  • Karleen M. Gremillion, Sister
  • Dr. Henry Gremillion, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • William J. Mackey, Brother (deceased)
  • former wife Gail G. Mackey; grandchildren, Penelope Pizzolato, Zoe Pizzolato, Annie Pizzolato, Audrey Mackey, George Mackey and Mary Kate Mackey; and numerous nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

Memories

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Steven Windham

September 13, 2021

I am so saddened by Jim's passing. He was a great friend and coworker. I really enjoyed talking with him and listening to his jokes. He had a true zest for life. He will be missed by all.

Patrick Witty

September 10, 2021

So sorry for Jim's passing. He was a great friend and colleague. I am thankful for having worked with him on a few projects. I was envious of his passion, his zest for life. Be well Jim.

Steve Mayeux

September 9, 2021

RIP my friend of 59 years, hope u find peace..I’ll meet you on the #1 tee with Billy in hopefully a few years to come .. until then, keep on smiling, love u.. Stevie T

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY