As you are aware by now, the tears in my eyes and my heart continues and I am still very heavy with sadness and grief at the news of the passing of our beloved Deputy of the Orient of South Carolina and Right Worshipful Grand Trustee Johnell E. Mack, 33°. The reality and finality of it all still weighs on my mind and I know it does for each of you. Brother Mack was a pillar in his church, community, home, and Masonic Family and he will be greatly missed by many. God is a merciful and awesome God so I know that He makes no mistakes and He has prepared the way for the Homecoming of Deputy Mack. He has now gone on from Labor to Reward, Peace and everlasting life from all the pains of this World.
So, let us pay our final respects to one that gave so much and one that loved all of us. Here are the arrangements announced by Sister Mack for SGIG / RW Grand Trustee Mack:
Wake Services: Will be held on Friday, August 19 Aug 2016 starting at 6:00 PM at The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina, 2324 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29204.....[Affiliated Bodies Masonic Rites will be given at this time.
Home-going Celebration Services: Will be Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Baptist Church [College Place] 1028 Eastman Street, Columbia, SC 29203 Nelson's Funeral Home, 270 N. Dogwood Ave., Ridgeway, SC 29130 is in charge of services.
Please continue to keep Sister Mack and the Mack Family in your thoughts and prayers. It is a very sad time for the Jurisdiction of South Carolina.
God’s Blessings on the Journey to each of you and your families always.