OBITUARY

William Ronald Mack Jr.

May 11, 1968March 28, 2021
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William Ronald Mack Jr. of Spring Valley, NY peacefully passed away in his sleep on Sunday morning March 28, 2021 at the young age of 52. Billy was a loving husband, father, and friend. He was a big guy at 6ft 7 but he had an even bigger personality and heart. The selflessness and love he showed to everyone he met was immeasurable. He was a big teddy bear and a friend to all. He will be missed beyond measure.

Billy was an Englewood, NJ native and he attended Dwight Morrow High School and Rutgers University. He was a hard working stage hand for Local 1 in NYC and the provider for his family.

Billy leaves behind his loving wife of almost 24 years Chris, his daughter Christina, and sons William, Justin, and 14 year old Anthony.

Billy was predeceased by his parents William and Cecilia and also leaves behind his brother Kevin.

Personal Family Messages :

Billy you will always be the love of my life and thank you for blessing me with the best children ever. I will miss you always. -Chris

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Forever my rock, forever my soul. I can’t believe this is happening. I love you more than I can express. Bill came into my life at age 5 and became my Dad from that day on. Always a positive attitude and something inspirational to say. I will keep that same energy going forward. Such a big heart and a big personality. Hard to imagine this world without you but we will carry on your legacy forever. I love you -Tina

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I don’t even know where to start, literally. All I know is my name is William Ronald Mack III, LITTLE BILL, and I will forever be that. You weren’t only my father, you were my role model, my leader, and the man I aspired to be. Hardworking, a family man, and a provider are compete understatements , because you did so much more than that. The size of you heart was bigger than you , literally lol, and everyone who knew you or came in close contact with you would say the same. You were the coolest, funniest, corniest yet amazing man I knew. Everything you ever did put smiles on everyone’s face around you. There wasn’t one time when I was worried that I didn’t fall back on your teachings or trainings . You taught me to put my family first , to work hard, and to always be aware of my surroundings; and that I do, and will continue to do. You left to soon man, way too soon. I know Gods timing is the perfect timing, but this didn’t feel so perfect to me. I wanted to talk to you more, I wanted you to watch me play football again after be sidelined for almost 2 years, I wanted to laugh with you a million more times, I wanted to watch sports with you, get fly with you , take you out on a flight somewhere you’ve never been, and then some. Unfortunately I can’t , but dad, best believe I will do all those things with the family. I sometimes questioned why you always referred to me as “son” but now that you’re gon all I want is for you to call me that one more time. I can hear your voice, laugh, cry all in my head, and the sounds don’t stop. You were the goat man, a father to your kids, and to the whole community. Every one of my friends looked up to you as if you were their own dad, because that’s the vibe you always gave off. There wasn’t one thing I couldn’t tell or talk to you about, and that’s what I loved the most. We had those father son moments that were second to none. Man I love you daddy, and will forever carry on the legacy you set for me, the path you paved will be carried on by me always and forever. What you started will be finished, and I can’t wait to give my mother, sister, and brothers the world, as I know you would’ve. I love you dad, words can’t even express or come close to the amount of love I have for you . Goodbye is forever, but see you later means that somewhere down the line I will see you again. So pops, it’s not goodbye, but I will see you later. I know you are up there looking down on me proud of me, and I will continue to make you proud day in and day out. As I soon graduate college, and enter this new phase of my life, you will be with me every step of the way. IMA TURN THIS PAIN INTO CHAMPAGNE, and celebrate the life of the only and only WILLIAM RONALD MACK JR, aka BIG BILL , BIG MACK, and lastly , MY OG - MY DAD🖤. - L.B

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Dad you will forever be with me. You were my rock and my protector. The reason i am as confident as i am, is because of you. You were like a best friend and a Dad in one. You gave me strength, and heart. You helped me become a man. I wish we could’ve experienced more, but i know we will because you’ll forever be with me. At first sight, many can easily view you as a big dude thats not to be messed with, but you were a lot more than that. You were such a great father. So great that you were a father figure to more than just your kids. I loved having a dad that everyone liked and wanted. It’s a great feeling to know your dad is that guy. We will miss you. I will miss you. I love you forever Pops❤️ -Justin

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I LOVE YOU DAD! THIS FAMILY ISN’T THE SAME WITHOUT YOU! YOU WERE A BIG INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE AROUND YOU! WE LOVE YOU POPS❤️🙏🏽 LOVE ANTHONY🙏🏽

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It's hard to find words to express how special Billy was to me. Billy was everything you could ask for in a big brother. He protected me, he taught me and gave me advice about anything I didn't know about. He was my best friend for life and I'm going to miss my big man. -Kevin

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Zoom Prayer Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Cremation Services to Follow

Memories

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Jen Fauntleroy

April 4, 2021

My college dorm neighbor, brother, road dog and friend. Imagine moving onto a dorm basketball floor alone , struggling, and a huge 6" 7, 220+ lb guy comes out his room and walks ur way! I was nervous!! Then with the nicest voice says, " You okay? You need some help?" That was Bill at LIU. We became friends from that day on.

Imagine a group of about 10 friends in the 1980s walking across the Brooklyn Bridge ( cracking jokes on the way)to go to BBQs in the Village on 8th st to get that chicken deal for $2.95 and walking back laughing the entire way.
When we rode the train to BBQs, more jokes and laughs. We all loved Bill, our Gentle Giant. He is a part of all our fun college memories. We lost touch over time. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I am so happy we all got given the chance to experience the spirit of Bill in our lives. Your Dad was awesome even back then!❤️🤗 God got y'all. His spirit is with you.

Rahsheem Livingston

April 3, 2021

The big guy and me played basketball for LIU and one summer we won a championship at the Henry street center in NY and he saved me from getting robbed in Brooklyn he will always be a brother to me

Daniel Wilson III

April 3, 2021

Big cuzo B Mack you will be greatly missed. I remember the talks we had and how it always lead up to a joke or something funny. I remember as a kid coming out there and going to the basement of grandma and grandpa house and you letting me have your football stuff. I still have your helmet and it was my motivation to play football and be like you. Love you Big cuzo.

Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near. To his wife and kids he loved so much, he will always be with you

Johnathan Mede

April 1, 2021

Rip Billy i I’m a good friend to ant and you was a very happy fun and caring man rip I know you look down on us

Nate Thomas

April 1, 2021

Billy I'm at a loss for words my big brother from another mother has passed away. From the time Kevin nd I met that's what you have been to me for 40 something years we have been family and I have lots of great memories that I will never forget and most important of all I Won't Forget You rest in peace big bro till we meet again . Nate 🙏🏾🙏🏾

Chris Conner

April 1, 2021

Brother,

I find it hard to write. Where did the time go? It seems like last week we were running around Mackay Park, Fourth Ward Englewood playing Football, Basketball, Baseball being kids. You were one of the straws that stir the drink in Middle School as well as DMHS. Great parties, great times, great memories. You came from good stock and it showed. Your parents were great, your family is great and your kids will carry the torch. I wished we stayed in contact more often. Your family was blessed to have you and experience a great Man, Husband and Father. To we meet again say what’s up to coach Mack and save a beverage for the boys.

Chris

Steve Triant

April 1, 2021

Billy, you always wore a smile & a heart even more outsized than you... We were friends the moment we met at DMHS and you made me feel like we had grown up together and had already shared a lifetime of memories; that’s the kind of good hearted and loving person you were... We had Great & Fun times playing football and baseball at DMHS and of course at all the parties. May You Rest In Peace My Friend and May Your Memory be Eternal... Prayers to Your Family🙏🙏🙏

Delia Washington

April 1, 2021

Some people struggle to be good at one thing. You Mack managed to be great at many things. 
Your size, your humor, your loyalty,
your smile and your kind gentle spirit
captivated so many and made us better.
I will forever be grateful for the memories
Rest Easy My Friend.

Warren Jean

April 1, 2021

Big Bill always had a way of bringing people together, like the family man he was wether it was from parties, football, or drinking he always had great energy and made everyone enjoy themselves with laughter. Rest in heaven Big Bill we Love you and will miss your presents!!!❤️❤️❤️

Darrin Jackson

April 1, 2021

Billy , I wish i had the chance to say thank you for keep pushing me and telling at me to keep playing basketball and to keep my grades up .We had some good times in Quarles school and middle school and never gonna forget your solos with Joe Carter{Commodores}.Always my friend and Brother.

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