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Charles Alva Mack, Jr.

October 29, 1923 ~ October 8, 2010

Charles Alva Mack, Jr., 86 Charles Alva Mack, Jr. passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 at Jennings American Legion Hospital three weeks short of his 87th birthday on Oct. 29. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Harris Mack, four daughters Reverend Susan M. Ferguson (Robert Ferguson) of Monroe, Reverend Jean M Sanders (Chris Sanders) of Haughton, La. , Charlene M. Martin (Leroy Martin) of Bishop, Ga., Laura M. Sawyer (Dean Sawyer) of Lake Charles, and one son Stone W. Mack, II of Jennings, La, 14 grand children and 19 great-grand children. Charles Mack is also survived by his sisters Patti M. Wisenbaker (Bill Wisenbaker) of Ball, La. and Marilyn Simmons (Jerry Simmons) of Patterson, La., and sister-in-law, Carol Mack of Jennings, and a host of friends and family. He is preceded in death by his father Charles A. Mack, Sr., his mother Nettie Patterson Mack, and his brother James L. Mack. Charles Mack was a graduate of Jennings High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute (USL). He served in the United States Navy in WWII. Charles was the President/Manager of Jennings Federal Savings & Loan until his retirement. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12. at Jennings United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Ted Freeland. Burial will be immediately following at Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings. Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the church as well as the hour immediately preceding the funeral. Memorials may be given to Jennings United Methodist Church, Lake Arthur Camp, Caring Hands of Jennings, La., or the charity of your choice. Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings is in charge of funeral arrangements. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.

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  1. We are so sad to hear of your loss. Mr. Mack was one of the kindest men we knew. He helped my Dad get the mortgage on our house so many years ago. We hope that you will each be comforted by the "God of all Comfort", Jehovah who promises us that we have a hope to see our dead loved ones again in an earthly paradise! You all have our deepest sympathy at this time. Be assured that you are in our prayers.

  2. Chris and Jean, our heartful sympathy goes to you and yours. Jean your Dad fought a hard battle and now he is at peace with the Lord. I know how it hurts to lose your dad having been there myself. Be thankful you still have your Mother. God be with you. Take care and know you are so loved. Glenn & Marti.

  3. When I think of Charlie Mack, I have to smile. When I was a youth he was one of those good gentlemen/role-models that can be such a blessing at that point in life. From teaching me how to fry fish, to demonstrating the value of keeping your word and honoring commitments, he left a good mark on my life. To all in the family, know that my thankful prayers are with you.

  4. Jean, Chris and family- We were sorry to hear about the death of your dad. It has been an up and down battle for some time. I as so glad he was able to see you happily remarried and enjoying life. We have you and your family in our prayers – especially your mother as she adjusts to this change in her life. Blessings to you all – Jackie, Julie and Martha

  5. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Mack was a true gentleman-always smiling. May many years of beautiful family memories give you comfort at this time. With love and sympathy, Mary Lou and Ralph Hughes

  6. Laura: So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love you.

  7. To Aunt Jean and the boys, and entire family: I wanted to express my condolences and sympathy for the loss of Mr. Mack. I regret that I could not attend the services. He was a good man and great provider for his family. I remember him as sort of the "gentle giant" of the Mack home when we were over for holidays. Little ones were scattered and running everywhere, but he always amazed me how patient he was, walking around with a hand in his pocket, keeping his composure amidst the craziness of the holidays. I'm sure his grandchildren have many, many great memories of those times, as well. I was comforted by the following words when Chris died, and would like to share them with you: ". . .Let yourself cry knowing every tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. May your memories give you comfort." And may the love of God surround all of you during this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.


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