October 22, 2021

Dr. James Mackey

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A celebration and thanksgiving service for the life of James “Jim” Adair Mackey will be held Saturday, September 25, at 10:00 AM in Feazel Chapel at First West Baptist Church of West Monroe with Rev. Michael Wood officiating. The family will receive guests following the memorial service.

Dr. James “Jim” Adair Mackey of West Monroe, 84, passed into eternal life of Friday, September 17, 2021. Jim grew up in Benton, Arkansas, and after marrying his high school sweetheart, Mae, in 1956, moved to Louisiana. While working for a radio station in Jonesboro, Jim received his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1962.

Jim and Mae moved to Baton Rouge so that he could continue his education, where he received both a Master’s degree and PhD (1971) from Louisiana State University. Jim taught in the College of Education at LSU and served as Associate Dean of the College.

Jim was also known as “The Golden Voice” at LSU, serving as the Pregame and Halftime announcer for “The Golden Band from Tigerland” from 1966-1998. He never missed a home football game at LSU in all those years.

Being Papa to his 3 grandsons was one of Jim’s greatest joys. Since moving to West Monroe in 2005, Jim was able to spend quality time with them. As a photographer, Jim took thousands of pictures of his family and friends that they will continue to cherish.

Jim was an active member at University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge for 33 years and then at First Baptist Church of West Monroe until his health began to decline. Jim and Mae faithfully served together at Grace Place; and they loved helping with the shoebox ministry through Samaritan’s Purse.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas Mackey and Hazel Wood Mackey; his wife of 59 years, Mae S. Mackey; and his sister, Muriel Mackey Pedron. Jim leaves behind his daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Steve McMahan of West Monroe; his 3 grandsons, Michael McMahan and his wife Hayley of Kansas City, Missouri, Joseph McMahan, and James McMahan, both of West Monroe, Louisiana; sister-in-law Patricia S. Morrison of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in memory of Jim to Grace Place, P.O. Box 602, Monroe, LA, 71201 or First Baptist Church of West Monroe, 500 Pine Street, West Monroe, LA, 71291.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, masks will be required and social distancing will be strongly encouraged.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com

Kilpatrick Funeral Home

West Monroe, LA

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