Margaret MACKEY

Margaret MACKEY

Tuesday, June 3rd, 1947 - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Margaret Geneva Heidelburg-Mackey, age 73 of Dayton, Ohio transitioned this life after a long battle of health issues. With her son holding her hand, she took our final earthly breath on July 15, 2020.
Born on June 3, 1947, eldest of two, to the late Wallace and Margaret Heidelburg. Margaret gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was baptized at Earl E. Dudley Chapel, United Methodist Church. Margaret aka Maggie-G graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ellisville Mississippi, Class of 1966. With high school behind her ready to live life to the fullest and that she did! Margaret stepped out on faith moved to Dayton,Ohio, attended Sinclair Community College earning a degree in Education. Margaret became a teacher to children whom were challenged, she retired in 2003.

Margaret loved her family, spending time with them, having dinner parties and get-to-gethers just because. Margaret was a Diva, Fashionista, and a Queen and she was Loved. She'd dress up for any reason and all occasion's especially for better know and believe she dressed up for bingo!

Margaret believed in cupid and found love more than a few times. Within Holy Matrimony, she birthed three wonderful children, John (Johnnie) Taylor, Sonya Lachelle and Lamas Demetrius Crowders. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Wallace & Margaret Heidelburg; son, John W. F. Taylor; grandson, Devonte' McLean-Crowders; and husband, Jesse Mackey III.

Margaret is leaving to cherish her fabulous and precious memories daughter, Sonya Berry (Jonathan B); son, Lamas (Christina) Crowders; grandchildren, Travis, Jonathan, Tanya, Bryana, NaStasha, Jade, Demarlon, JaShawn, LaMarcus, Douglas, Kayla, Ophelia, Charlise, Dakarai and Lameir; great grandchildren, Bria, Devonte' Jr, Dominic, Brylee and Kaiva; sister, Annie Wilson; nieces and nephew, Sherri, Celithia, Betty, Dennis Paul, Margaret, Sheila and Shanda; and special son and daughters; Dennis Kirskey, Ronda M. and Jean; special sons, Brian, Mike, Mark, Bobby, and Erick. She also leaves to cherish her memories her life long friend, Donald Crowders; Late-great best friend, John T. Davis; Late-Special Brother, Stanley Anderson; special relative/friends Thomas, Kelli and Claire (Anderson); best friends, Anna, Cynthia Williams, Barbara McDonald & Dorothy Greathouse; and In-law/friend Annie J Harlan. Margaret never met a stranger if you were her friend then in time you'd be her family!

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 27, 2020, at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave., Trotwood, Ohio 45416, with Rev. Clarence Plump officiating. Due to COVID-19, a face mask is REQUIRED. Final disposition: Cremation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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    Monday, July 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, July 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
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    Reverend Clarence Plump
  • Interment

    Bell Mortuary and Crematory
    Address Not Available


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May your hearts and minds be consoled by the "God of tender mercies" during this time of grief. He will comfort you today and in the days ahead.

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