Jessie Lee “Punkin” Mack, 77, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
He was born Sept. 10, 1936, to Willie and Zettie Mack.
Jessie accepted Christ at an early age, and was a loving father and grandfather. He was a master carpenter by trade. Jessie was the friendliest person anyone would want to meet, always greeting you with a smile. He has a huge heart and could tell a story for any occasion. Jessie often talked about playing various instruments in his father’s band as a child; music was one of his passions.
He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Jessie Mack Jr., Calvin (Kelly) Wallace and Von (Amber) Hudson; daughters, Mildred (Jack) Jackson, Theresa Hartsfield, Tiffany Washington, Shineta Mack Johnson and Tammy Mack Ridley; stepson, Tony Jones; siblings, Nettie (Roosevelt) Hurd, Merrel (Etta) Mack, Marshall (Joyce) Mack, Dannie (Gwen) Mack, Willie Frank Mack, Clara (Elbert) Peterson and Bobby (Carrie) Mack; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and special friend, Kesha Nesmith. Jessie was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Willie Jean Mack, Willie James Mack and Lorine King.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Friday, Jan, 17, 2014, at Hickson Funeral Home in Arcadia, Fla. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at House of God Church in Arcadia. Burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia.
Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.