Mary Louise Mackey


Mary Louise Mackey, 60, passed away April 27, 2019, at her home in Mineral Wells following a valiant battle with cancer.
A memorial service is 2:30 p.m. May 5 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3712 U.S. Highway 281 South, Mineral Wells, TX.
She was born October 8, 1958, in Stephens County, Texas. She was the eldest child of Bob and Dorothy Mackey. She was a devoted witness to Jehovah since her baptism on January 25, 1992.
Mary graduated from Tarleton State University in May 1988 and was a teacher for 27 years. Her love of teaching children never dwindled. She loved to reminisce about her students from Brownwood ISD and the "Radical Ropers" jump rope team program she created. She loved playing basketball. Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Walker; gran to Koen and Stanton Claire; sister to Jeanie Welch, Mike Mackey and Jackie Hornback; aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Sarah Johnson
Jul 10, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for your family. ❤
Linda Wheeless
May 06, 2019
Jessica, you had a sweet, talented, energetic, dedicated mother. You were her pride and joy. I know you and your children will miss her terribly. Remember the good times. Mary and I worked side by side on many occasions. She helped with all of the programs. I couldn't have done my part without her. She was a great PE teacher and was always willing to share her talents and ideas with others. Radical Ropers and Field Days were models for others to follow. She loved her students. What a special privilege to have had the opportunity to work with her. She was always a friend to me. She will be missed.
Patti Jordan
May 05, 2019
Jessica, I am so sorry to hear that your sweet mother has passed away! You know how much I loved our time together at Woodland! Bless you! I bet she really loved your children!
Patti Jordan
Cindy Morgan
May 05, 2019
Coach Mackey’s enthusiasm was contagious! She loved “her kids” and she loved that jump rope team! She motivated them! She will be missed!
Tammy Streun
May 05, 2019
Mary was a wonderful friend.John5:28,29 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in memorial tombs will here his voice .
Sandra Weathers
May 05, 2019
Mary was one of the best PE Coaches known in Brown county. She was very devoted to the children at Woodland Heights, she had the best Radical Ropers and truly loved her job. You will be missed!
Garry Eoff
May 05, 2019
Mary made PE what it out to be...a challenge. She loved all and approached each day w/a smile on her face. She was a team player w/her other teachers. She was awesome!
Kim Gayoso
May 05, 2019
I remember my first day at Woodland Heights, 12 years ago now but Coach Mackey was the one to approach me when she seen me walking the halls and ask if I had a destination I was looking for and asked if I checked in with the front office. I told her I was an employee and she gave me a hug, shook my hand and told me welcome aboard and if I needed anything she would be in the gym. Great great person and coach.
Doris Pairish
May 05, 2019
Coach Mackey's love for her students was exceptional. She was the greatest PE teacher ever, and her Radical Ropers team, comprised of only elementary students, was worthy of a gold trophy. She will be missed in this world and most especially by the many students upon whom she showered her love and skills. God shared the best when He sent us Coach Mackey!
Sydnee Ratliff Boys
May 05, 2019
Woke up this morning and saw that Coach Mackey passed away 😢 It took me back to my childhood at Woodland Heights. She was the BEST and taught me so much! We had the best field days and made PE what it is supposed to be. She loved her job and took it very serious. I wasn’t good enough to be on the Radical Ropers Haha BUT my twin sister was so that was fun watching her compete. A few months ago I was thinking about her because Kenny Vaccaro posted himself doing some of the tricks she had taught him. She loved all of kids so well. Thank you Coach Mackey for making an impact in my life.
MaryAnn Fulton
May 05, 2019
Mary and I worked together with special needs kids. She did a great job to include them. She was a awesome person. She worked hard with her Radical Ropers and did a great job. She will be truly missed
Shawna Dorris
May 05, 2019
I will always love her has a coach and a member of my spiritual family.
Loma Blake
May 05, 2019
Mary and I had a great relationship at work. She was a wonderful one-of-a-kind coach to elementary students. She always had a smile on her face. I was Jessica’s 4th grade teacher. I will remember Mary with fondness. Prayers for you Jessica.
Shilah Delatorre (Casey)
May 05, 2019
she was an amazing pe coach. I have never forgotten about her. ☹️ may she rip
Emily Permenter
May 05, 2019
I knew Mary and Jessica from brownwood. She was my neighbor and I worked with her at woodland heights elementary school. I’m sorry for your loss.
Alexandria Seguin
May 04, 2019
Mary was a wonderful woman. Always sharing great stories and life lessons. Always kind and loving!
Jean Griffin Harris
May 02, 2019
I have very fond memories of Mary in Jr High and High School. Loved playing basketball with her all those years. Praying God’s peace and comfort for all her family.
Roger and Kristen Nutter
May 01, 2019
You and your family will always have a special place in my heart. I love you all so.
Teresa Johnson
Apr 30, 2019
Praying for comfort and peace for the family.