Thornell Mack, Sr.

May 23, 1939 – April 14, 2020

Thornell Mack Sr. was born on the 23rd of May, 1939 to the Late James Reid and Alice Mack in Cheraw, SC. He entered into eternal rest on the 14th of April, 2020 at his home in Charlotte, NC after succumbing to his illness.

Accepting Christ at an early age, he was a faithful member at Progressive Baptist Church and later Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Educated in the SC Public Schools, he later became a truck driver and traveled the country, having the ability to get you from A to B by telling him a nearby landmark.

Thornell was preceded in death by his wife, Elease Mack and two children: Donnie Ford and Sgt. William Mack Sr.; One grandson: Randal Daniels; Four sisters: Elizabeth ‘Becky Ann’ Gillespie, Shirley Ann Mack, Nellie Marie Mack, and Mary Magdalene Mack Davis; three brothers: Rev. Charles Mack, Rickett Mack, and John Robert Mack. A very special uncle, JC Reid.

He leaves to cherish fond memories five children Alice (Melvin) Daniels of St. Louis, Mo., Cheryl (Ricky) Lowery of Cheraw, SC, Thornell (Savannah) Mack Jr. of Bennettsville, SC, Deltoine Mack of Charlotte, NC, and Angela Mack of Long Beach, CA; one daughter-in-law: Thelma Ford of Chesterfield, SC; Four grandchildren he raised: William, Shaun, Bobby, and Robbie Mack; three sisters: Maggie Pearl Mobley of Charlotte, NC, Linda Gail Collier-Davis of Hampton, VA and Kim (Charles) Barnes of Savannah, GA; five in-laws: James Gillespie, Rev. Nathaniel (Mary) Dunn, Daisy Dunn Bethea, Betty Dunn, Ruth D. Little, and Thomas (Georgia) Dunn; 14 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

A very loving, kind, special friend and caretaker, Lanae Armstead along with her family and two little special ones he took as his own grandchildren: Ayden Simms and Rodney ‘Peanut’ Armstead-Clemmons.

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Ed & Doris Cathey

7 months ago

Our condolences to the Mack family. It is hard to lose a good friend like Thornell. We had many good times together.

The Ed Cathey family

Patsy Ann Ford Little & Family

6 months ago

My ❤️ was overwhelmingly 😔 at hearing of Pops passing! Praying for my family! My Pops will surely be missed!

Elder Alvin Hall

6 months ago

Minister Williams. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May God comfort your heart during these times. Know that we are hear if you need us. We will continue to left you and your family up in our prayers. Be Encouraged! Elder Hall and Family – Charlotte NC

Catherine Scoggins

6 months ago

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family .
Thornell’s passing leaves a void in our lives
He was always there ready for a handshake or hug. A bowling buddy.
Thornell, Elease and Rev. Mack will always be remembered.

Love and Prayers
John & Catherine Scoggins.

Bob Chism

6 months ago

I want to give my sincerest condolence to the Mack Family. May your memories of him give you comfort during this emotional time. Thornell was a very dear friend of mine and I will miss him terribly. He was a wonderful talented man who never met a person he didn’t like. He was always there to offer a helping hand, and offer encouragement to anyone in need. Thornell was my bowling buddy, and very best friend. He was always full of energy and of course jokes, not to mention an outstanding bowler. I will always have a special place in my heart for him. God Bless

Bob Chism

Vincie Hazel Harrington

6 months ago

With deepest sympathy you will surely be missed your cousin Hazel

Audrey Harrington

6 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will miss our conversations.

Derrick Foster

6 months ago

Rest in Heaven big Cuzzin !🙏🏾🙏🏾💜 I appreciate everything you done for me. 💯. I really wish I could’ve got one more conversation In about my truck 🚛 and prayed with you.. You were such a real one and best believe until we see each other again, I’ll be down here shifting and hauling thinking about you. Rest Up Big Cuz 🙏🏾. My condolences to the family.

Cuzzin Derrick( Baltimore, Md)

Linda Thomas

6 months ago

Sadly I just learned of Thornell’s passing. My condolenses to the Mack family. Such a great man who will be so missed in the bowling world.

Yvette Davis

6 months ago

Sorry to hear of Thornell’s demise. You were blessed with a wonderful jewel. May his memories bring peace to your heart. He was truly a great friend to all of us. We will miss seeing him at the lanes bowling.
Love always,
Yvette and JD Davis
Pat and Hal Beck

Trustee Charlene Foman

6 months ago

Sorry to hear of the loss of our dear Bro Mack.
I met him through his wife the late Elise Mack who I worked with at Bellsouth. Later in life our fruendship rekindled after they joined Greater Mt Sinai Baptist Church where I am a long time member. Such a wonderful couple to have known. To the family and special friend let all the great memories provide strength for you in days to come. May God bless you all.


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