The Ecclesiastical Journey Of
MR. PATRICK HENRY MACK
A TIME TO BE BORN – On March 17, 1949 to the late Lillie Ruth and Lawson Mack, Sr., Patrick was born in Thomasville, GA.
A TIME TO GROW – He was reared by his parents. He attended Douglass High School and graduated in 1966. He furthered his education at Walton Vocational Technical School with a degree in Carpentry in Thomasville, GA.
A TIME TO LOVE – On August 24, 1969, Patrick married Linda Gale Grubbs. Patrick was the father of five children. He was very transparent and raised his children to be independent and taught them to stand through adversity. Patrick, affectionately known as Heavy, never met a stranger. He could laugh, joke, and talk to anyone he met for hours.
A TIME TO WORK – Patrick began his labor at an early age while in high school. After he graduated from high school, he was drafted in the United States Army where he served in Vietnam.
A TIME TO SERVE – Patrick joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Clarence Garland where he served faithfully as an Usher. He served in the United States Army for 3 years after which receiving an honorable discharge. Patrick was ordained as a Licensed Minister on April 26, 1981.
A TIME TO DIE – God saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. He gently closed Patrick loving eyes, and whispered, “Peace be Thine”. The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are passed. The ever patient, weary frame, has found sweet rest at last. Very gently and peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom, mercy, and grace gently closed the eyes of our beloved Patrick Henry Mack, and he entered his eternal rest.
A TIME TO BE REMEMBER – He leaves behind a beautiful legacy filled with favor and warm memories. This legacy is left to his lovely wife of 52 years, Mrs. Linda Mack; devoted sons, CMSgt (Retired) Victor (Rosalyn) Mack, San Antonio, TX, Anthony Broadnax, Thomasville, GA; loving daughters, Monica (Karl) Abrams, NaTasha (Roosevelt) Mack, Shenecia Mack; all of Thomasville, GA.
12 treasured grandchildren, Sherrod Mack, Staci Abrams, Henri Abrams, Karla Abrams, Victor Mack, Malcolm (Briana) Mack, Maya Mack, Michaela Simms, Ar’mani Hatcher, Victoria Mack, Quincy Carnegie, and Aaliyah Mack; 4 precious great-grandchildren, Leyton, Victor, Addyson, and Rylee.
Brothers, Lawson Mack, Jerry (Mincey) Mack, and Command Sergeant Major (CSM) (RET) Dwight (Lois) Mack; Sisters, Jennifer Mack, Gwendolyn Mack, and Dorothy Jean Alexander; Brother and Sisters-n-laws Ricky (Carolyn) Grubbs, Thomas (Latonya) Grubbs, Joe (Annette) Grubbs, James Grubbs, Bridgett (Sharon), Dennis Baker, Carrie McGhee, Sandra (Stanley) DuPont, Jennifer (Stewart) Scott, and Marilyn Joyce Smith; God daughter and sons, Shamarra Mack, Lamareon and LaMarcus Mathis; a devoted caregiver Elizabeth, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Lillie Ruth and Lawson Mack, Sr.; grandparents, Noah (Laura) Flanders, Mamie Monroe, Yancy Garland; mother-in-law and father-in-law Minnie Ola and Herman Grubbs; sisters, Dorothy Dunbar and Shirley Mack; brother, Michael Mack; aunts and uncles, Mildred Pearson, Marie Ford, Dorothy Edwards, Thelma Donaldson, and Noah Flanders.