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Geraldean “Gerri” Mackey: Conway

1934 – 2019

     Geraldean M. “Gerri” Mackey departed this life and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 29, at her home in Conway. She was 84.

     Ms. Mackey was born in Conway on Dec. 22, 1934, a daughter of Frank Hayes Martin and Ruth Inez Hucks Martin.

     A member of Buck Creek Baptist Church, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles George “Chuck” Mackey, her parents, three brothers, Lloyd Martin, Howard Martin and Lee Hoyt Martin, three sisters, Lounette Lewis, Corine Davis and Jesse Albertine Queen, and a daughter, Betty Jean Taylor.

     Survivors include her two daughters, Donna Mackey Lay of Conway and Judy Marshall and husband George Marshall of Murrells Inlet; two brothers, Billy Martin and wife, Phyllis of Conway and Curley Martin of Charleston; four grandchildren, Daniel Morgan and Greta Morgan of Murrells Inlet, Benjamin William Lay and wife Joy Greenawalt Lay of Nashville, Tennessee, Elizabeth “Liz” Lay Holt and husband, Lance Holt of Seneca; and a number of nieces and nephews.

     A memorial celebration of life service was planned for 4 p.m. Friday Dec. 6, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Allen officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service, and immediately following the service, at Hardwick Funeral Home.

     Committal services at the Brookwood Cypress Mausoleum at Hillcrest Cemetery were planned to be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Community Missions Fund, c/o Buck Creek Baptist Church, 11483 N. Hwy 905 South, Longs, SC 29568 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or online at

     A guest register is available here.