Fay O. Mackey
February 21, 1919 – March 10, 2019
Fay Rhodes Mackey, age 100, died peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Fay was born in Honey Grove, Texas on February 21, 1919, one of four children. She attended school in Paris, Texas, where she graduated high school. She then moved to Kilgore, Texas, where she met the love of her life, J.W. Mackey. They were married 63 years. He preceded her in death in 2001. She is also preceded in death by her first daughter, Peggy Mackey Dover, who passed away in August 2015. Fay was a prayer warrior and she loved her God. She has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1946 where she was active in many different organizations and was a teacher in both Sunday School and training union. Her church family was very special to her. She enjoyed baking and was a fabulous cook! Many will remember her 7-Up pound cakes which she gave often to friends and loved ones. She enjoyed playing bridge and other card games, and spent many hours studying and reading her Bible. Her passing has left a void in the family, and her positive attitude and Christian spirit will be sorely missed. Her legacy of love will live on through her survivors. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Dover (Wade), Billie Halbert (Bob), and Grandchildren: Diana Danford-daughters Kelly and Kara; David Dover (LeeAnn)-Abby and Aidan; Derek Dover (Cindy)-Chris, Ashley, and Calvin; Traci Howeth (Clinton)-Devin and Dalton; Temple Wright-son Chance; Jarrod McCarroll-son, Jagger; Tuesdee Obadiah (David)-Iris and Edie; and Kauli Halbert. Two special nieces, Patty Shillington and Tara Warner and nephew, Dusty Max Rhodes. The family wishes to thank all of Fay's many friends who have been loyal and faithful to her throughout her lifetime. Thanks also to Dr. John Harvey, Hospice of San Angelo, Division 5 and the Talley House caregivers at Baptist Memorial Retirement Center...who were super to Mom! Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Johnson's Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10 AM with Laylan Bratcher officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.
- J.W. Mackey, Husband
- Peggy Mackey Dover, Daughter
- Judy Dover (Wade), Daughter
- Billie Halbert (Bob), Daughter
- Diana Danford and children Kelly and Kara, Grandchild
- David Dover (LeeAnn) and children Abby and Aidan, Grandchild
- Derek Dover (Cindy) and children Chris, Ashley, and Calvin, Grandchild
- Traci Howeth (Clinton) and children Devin and Dalton, Grandchild
- Temple Wright and son Chance, Grandchild
- Jarrod McCarroll and son Jagger, Grandchild
- Tuesdee Obadiah (David) and children Iris and Edie, Grandchild
- Kauli Halbert, Grandchild
- Patty Shillington, Niece
- Tara Warner, Niece
- Dusty Max Rhodes, Nephew
- Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
Fay O. Mackey
Richard Rhodes Warner
March 12, 2019
When I was younger, getting to see aunt Fay was always one of my favorite things about our family trips to Arizona. She would always ask about Little League, and school, and whether I had a girlfriend, and she had a way of making you feel as if you were the only two people in the room even if there were lots of relatives there. I looked forward to the birthday cards with some spending money and a thoughtful Bible verse, and once my son was born, she always asked about him even though they were never able to meet. She will be remembered. My condolences to all of the Rhodes relatives in Arizona and Texas. Wish I could be there for the services.
March 11, 2019
Auntie Fay, God welcomes you. Your impact on me and my family has left us with love and gratitude
for having you in our lives.
Tara and Richard Warner
March 11, 2019
Fay Mackey was an inspiration and exa.mple of what love and God can do to brighten anyone's
Life. Because of that, she was the brightest star in my life.
Liz Young Lourash
March 11, 2019
Mrs. Halbert, Jared and family - I am so very sorry to hear about your beautiful mother/ grandmother. I know what a special bond you shared and remember you often picking out the perfect floral arrangement when I worked Shirley's to show her just how much you cared. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.