- April 22, 1939 - October 24, 2012
- North Charleston, South Carolina
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“I LOVE YOU DADDY. SORRY WE DIDNT GET MORE TIME IN THIS LIFE TOGETHER, YOU WILL BE MISSED SO VERY MUCH.
I AM SO THANKFUL I FOUND SHERRY BEFOR YOU...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ronnisue - Antioch, CA
“It is still hard to believe that Mackey is gone.He really love to think he was getting the best of me. We are here always for you Liz.I know your...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jimmy & Evlyne Ortiz - Charleston, SC
“Liz, We never met,E-Mail and such,but we knew each other through Mackey,to me as a child he was and will always be Mackey Ray.Before he joined the...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Louise "Morris" McDowell - GA
“Always a pleasure getting together for lunch or just stopping by the house. You were always ready to lend a helping hand. I will miss you, my...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ron Schauman - Moncks Corner, SC
“MACKEY MY DEAR FRIEND YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN FOR ALWAYS BEING A DEAR FRIEND TO ME .YOUR HUMOR AND LAUGHS YOU BROUGHT TO ME AND US TALKIN ABOUT...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Terry Winger Carmack - SC
“Liz, we love you, stay strong. Our prayers are with you. Love
6 of 10 | Posted by: Scarlette & Ricky Davis - SC
“There are few people a person will come across in life that there is a automatic kinship formed, that views of life, politics, morals, and ethics,...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ken Smith - Cartersville, GA
“He tried to knock the Georgia red dirt off his feet but he will always be my "Georgia Reneck". My friend, my confidant, call it like it is, saying ...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Channell - Athens, GA
“Liz, I will always remember how kind and helpful Mackey was to me. He will certainly be missed. I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lainey - Goose Creek, SC - Friend
“It is still so hard to believe that Mackey is gone. He and Liz have been friends of Bill and me for many years and have always been there when we...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Eva Clement - Friend
Mackey Ray Morris of N Charleston, SC, departed this life on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. He was born on April 22, 1939 in Auburn, GA, and was the son of Lester C. and Hester J. Morris.
Mackey was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Bill and Fred; and sister, Kloma Brooks. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Alma E. (Liz) Morris; three daughters: Mrs. Gee Gee (Billy) Ross of Canonsburg, PA; Mrs. Sherry (Tony) Reis of Keenesburg, CO; Ms. Ronnisue Morris of Antioch, CA; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew.
Mackey, a Vietnam Veteran, served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years and retired as a CHIEF AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE on October 31, 1980. During his years of Naval service he was assigned many varied duties and served with a wide variety of sea and shore commands. In addition, he partnered with two separate Department of Defense contractors to develop improved systems and maintenance procedures for increased reliability of Naval Aviation equipment. Mackey was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 50, Charleston, SC. After retiring from the Navy, he owned and operated Morris Appliance Service for 32 years.
Mackey will forever be remembered for his love of family, loyalty to his friends, his unique sense of humor and his willingness to help others, even after battling lung cancer in 2007-2008.
Military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday,November,10, 2012, at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Avenue, E North Charleston SC. Immediately following the military honors, a "Celebration of Life" for friends and family will be held at the First Southern Methodist Church, 1301 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help with funeral expenses. Donations may be mailed to Alma E. Morris, PO Box 61683, Charleston SC 29419.