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Mattie Lee Williams Mack
November 17, 1930 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Mother Mattie Lee Williams Mack was born on November 17, 1930, in Hopkins, SC, the beloved daughter of the late Gus and Ollie Mae Chestnut Williams. On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, she departed this earthly life to be with the Lord.
Mattie was educated in the public schools of Richland County. She was affectionately called “Grandma” by her grandchildren but called “Newt” by her children and others.
She was married for sixty-three years to Ernest Mack, who preceded her in death. Mattie was also preceded in death by three children, Fannie Mae Mack, Joseph Mack, and Mary M. Simon; two brothers and four sisters.
Mattie was a faithful wife and mother, who was a woman of great faith, a prayer warrior, a woman of few words, and a woman who loved the Lord with all her heart. She also loved to share with others, loved her peace and was not about confusion. Mattie was known for her wonderful cooking, such as a warm pot of beans, peas, biscuits, cornbread, batter bread, and sweet potato bread.
Mother Mack was loved by many, and she loved to laugh and always had something to laugh about. Mattie loved to dance and give praises unto the Lord; and she was a member of the Victory Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ under the leadership of Elder James Weston for numerous years. She later became a member of Lively Stone Temple under the leadership of Bishop James Mack, and later under the leadership of Elder Craig Cash. She was a faithful mother until her health declined. Mattie was sweetly saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, had a forgiving heart, and embodied a praying spirit. She would tell family stories about the older times and taught her children to be “thrifty” reminding them, “If you made a dollar, save fifty cents.” She will be greatly missed!
She leaves to cherish her memories four daughters, Ernestine Mack, Ollie Mack, Sarah Mack, and Christine Mack; one son, Bishop James (Cathy) Mack, all of Columbia, SC; one son-in-law, John B. Simon of New York, NY; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Williams; two sisters, Francis (David) Mays and Lillie Mae Sumter, both of Hopkins, SC; she also leaves a brother and sister-in-law; and a host of nephews, nieces and other loving relatives and dear friends.