Mary “Jo” Mackey


(November 30, 1934 – January 16, 2019)

Mary Jo Carpenter Mackey, age 84, went home to be with our Lord, January 16, 2019, in Hico. Visitation 6-8pm, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Harvest Hills Funeral Home. Funeral Services, 3:00pm, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Hico Church of Christ with burial at Hico Cemetery.

Jo was born September 30, 1934 in Hico, Texas, she was the second of four children to Tullos and Dorothy Barbee Carpenter. She married her high school sweetheart, Royce Lee Mackey, June 1, 1951 and they moved to Fort Worth then eventually to Everman to raise their family. Jo retired from Safeway after working for 21 years. She and Royce later returned to Hico to continue enjoying their retirement. Jo served on several committees at the Hico Church of Christ, enjoyed working crossword puzzles and cooking for her family, she also enjoyed digging into her family’s genealogy. She will be missed by her loving family and friends.

Survivors include husband of 60+ years, Royce Mackey; three sons, Gary and wife Peggy, and Steve and Susan Mackey all of Everman, and Roger and Jeanne Mackey of Virginia; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Billy and St.Clair Carpenter of Hico; two nieces and one nephew; numerous grandnieces and nephews.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother, and one nephew. 

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