Ms. Dora Jean Mack, daughter of the late Eugene and Tannie (Mazyck) Elliott, was born October 23, 1941, in Orangeburg County. On July 2, 2022, she heard the master’s call to eternal rest.
She was raised in the Mt. Zion Community where she attended the Jenkins/ Rosenwald school in her elementary years after the school merged in 1954 or 1955 she attended Bethune Memorial School then moved to Lockett High School in Branchville, SC where she graduated. She joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at the early age of 11 and was baptized.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Esau Mack in 1965. This union was blessed with two lovely children. After marriage, she joined Mt. Olive AME Church in Holly Hill, SC, where she served for more than 30 years working faithfully as the president of the usher board. She was also president of the Women's Auxiliary and was a member of the Steward board for several years.
In 1975, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized in the Holy Spirit. In 1997, she rejoined Mt.Zion Baptist Church and was baptized in her faith again. While there, she served as a member of the usher ministry until her sight began to deteriorate. Her willingness to keep pushing forward led her to join the Chancel Choir, where she served faithfully until hearing the call from the Holy Spirit to move. In 2012, she joined United Hope Ministries and remained faithful to the studying the Word of God until she departed this earth.
For more than 25 years, she worked at the Branchville Shirt Factory as a seamstress, then at Ambler Industrial in Orangeburg, SC. She decided to continue her education and become a certified nursing assistant where she worked with the elderly for 10 years. She enjoyed every minute of it. After retirement, she found a passion for working with children at the Bowman Daycare Center and Save the Children at Bethune-Bowman Elementary. She continued to serve until her eyesight began to restrict her daily activity.
She was preceded in death by her lovely son, Eric D. Mack, Sr.
She leaves a solid legacy to be carried on by all of the lives she touched: One daughter, Deborah (Raymond) Williams, of Bowman, SC: One daughter-in-law, Tracey Mack of Harlville, SC; one brother, Bernard (Ruthann) Elliott of Orangeburg, SC; two sister-in-laws, Pauline McDanials of Washington, DC and Christine Mack of Bowman, SC; one brother-in-law, Gilbert Mack of Washington, DC; eleven grandchildren, two of which were raised in the home, Mackenzie A. Summers of Charlotte, NC and Derio D. (Michelle) Mack, Sr. of Columbia, SC; 15 great grandchildren; two special children in Christ, Hercules (Jacquline) Johnson of Bowman, SC; two special nieces, Jessica (John) Moorer and Krystal Elliott both of Orangeburg, SC; One adopted daughter, Angela Turkvant of Myrtle Beach, SC; one adopted sister, Artlee Byrd of Bowman, SC; four very special cousins, Calvin Brown of Philadelphia, PA; Cynthia G. Chestnut, Annette Shokes both of Charleston, SC, and Dorothy Miller of Bowman, SC; one uncle, James Mazyck, Sr. of Charleston, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The service will proceed as follows:
The viewing will be held on Thursday, July 7,2022 at Glover's Funeral Home from1:00pm until 7:00pm.
The funeral will be held on Friday, July 8,2022 at Glover's Funeral Home beginning at 11:00am. All those attending service must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.