Melba D. Mackey-Walker

Melba Denise Mackey-Walker, affectionately known as “Ne-Ne” to her family and friends, was called home Friday, September 22, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior. She was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother. Melba attended Austin-East High School Class of 1977. She also attended Knoxville College. Melba worked for Sunrise Community of Tennessee for 20+ years. She also worked for the Cerebral Palsy. Melba lived her life doing what she loved, enhancing the quality of life for individuals with special needs. She is preceded in death by her father, Mr. James Lewis Mackey, Sr., and her aunt, Katrina Byrd.  She leaves to cherish her memory Mr. Jeremy Bowman; her mother, Mrs. Geraldine Mackey; son, Victor Horace (Rosalind Taylor); grandchildren, Nariah Taylor, Toria Horace, Dishawn Horace and Massiah Horace; sisters, Ms. Jacqueline Mackey and Aola Mackey-Olowoyo; brothers, Mr. Curtis Mackey, Mr. Calvin Mackey and Mr. James (Germaine) Mackey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special friend, Danielle Logan. A special thanks to Terminix, Inc., Mr. Jim Murry, Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Cindy Biasella and Mr. Bob Hutchison for your love and support. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 12 noon to 1 PM at Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., with the Celebration of Life Service to follow with Pastor R.S. Brown, Jr., officiating. The final resting place will be at Mount Olive Cemetery. Services will conclude with a white dove release.


One Response to “Melba D. Mackey-Walker”

  1. Maryjane Richardson says:

    So sad to hear about NeNe….Praying God bless and keep all of you.Auntie….God will hold you up…lean on Him …you know Mama taugh us to pray.

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