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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • S.B. Mackey Obituary

  • Sevelta B. (S.B.) Mackey Jr., 64 of Marvell, passed away Feb. 14, 2013. Deacon Mackey was born June 21, 1948 to Hazel Gill-Mackey and the late S.B. Mackey S. He was saved and filled with God's Holy Spirit at an early age.
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  • Sevelta B. (S.B.) Mackey Jr., 64 of Marvell, passed away Feb. 14, 2013. Deacon Mackey was born June 21, 1948 to Hazel Gill-Mackey and the late S.B. Mackey S. He was saved and filled with God's Holy Spirit at an early age. He was a dedicated man to family, friends and never met a stranger. He was a comedian. There was never a dull moment around him. S.B. was ordained a deacon at Mt. Olive M.B. Church and served as church clerk and Sunday School teacher. S.B. graduated from M.M. Tate High School and received further education from AM&N. College in Pine Bluff. He chose to follow in his father's footsteps and continued to farm. He was associated with Marvell NIRI, was a member of the Arkansas Land Farm Development Corp., was elected sheriff for the 12th precinct for many years and worked as a law enforcement officer. S.B. was a man of many gifts and talents and was a true servant of his church and community. S.B. Mackey Jr. leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Betty Kendall- Mackey; his mother, Hazel Gill-Mackey; his children, Darren Mackey Sr. (Kimyatta), Sevelta B. Mackey, III (Erika), Grundy Mackey, Megan Mackey and stepson Kendrick Allen Gray; grandchildren, Darren Jr., Taurian, Terria and Tiona, Erik, Sevelta B., IV, Taylor and Eli. Siblings Harry, Jim Ella Yancy, Memry Wilson (Rev. Curtis), Tee Russell Mackey (Joyce), Rev. James Ellis Mackey (Eleene) a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and his sidekick Honda, the family pet. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services. The funeral will be noon, Saturday, Feb. 23at Mt. Olive Church in Sandtuck. Rev. James E. Mackey will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. Post messages and share memories online at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com
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