..A journey begins
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted..
A Time To Be Born
Mrs. Alma Beatrice Mack was born on September 27, 1929, in Manning, South Carolina to the late Richard Miller and Mary Brown McDonald. She gave her life to Jesus at an early age at Liberty Hill AME Church. She gained the nickname Bea at an early age.
A Time To Grow
Bea was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County, where she attended Scott Branch Highschool. Bea furthered her education at Allen University in Columbia South Carolina and earned a Degree of Bachelor of Arts on May 25th,1950. Alma had many professional and educational achievements. She taught English in the public school system in South Carolina. Later moved to Philadelphia in 1952. Once Bea arrived in Philadelphia she immediately joined St. Matthew AME Church and worked in the medical field but that wasn't the end of Bea’s career. She gained employment at the Internal Revenue Service from 1973 to retirement in 1995. After retiring, she enjoyed numerous hobbies crossword puzzles, sewing,gardening, and of course shopping. Bea residededin her home by herself Until her health began to decline. Bea’s (niece) Jennifer Gaymon - O’Hannon (Perry O’Hannon) bought Bea to their home to be around her loved ones and get the special healthcare she needed to love her unconditionally, keep her safe and comfortable, provide compassionate care, preserve her dignity, respect her privacy, and most importantly respect her . Where she continued enjoying all of her activities and hobbies.
A Time To Love
Bea was united in 1956, Holy Matrimony to the late Willie L. Mack. She was a loving and devoted wife, wonderful, sister, aunt, and friend to many. Bea loved going out, and being with her friends and family. She cherished every moment. Her love was unconditional and she was always a helping hand and always brought her famous potato salad. Her consistency was not to be questioned, she made sure she was there and support family in everything thing and every aspect.
A time To Die
Alma B. Mack transitioned to her heavenly home Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at Albert Einstein Medical Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is now united with her parents Richard Miller and Mary Brown McDonald, her sister Eloise Gaymon, her brother Richard Miller, sister Blondell Fargas ,brother Alonzo McDonald and niece Darcell Sutton.
A Time To Mourn
Bea leaves to cherish fine memories her sister Vera Wineglass, her brother Charles McDonald, her niece/daughter/friend/caretaker Jennifer Gaymon- O’Hannon (Perry O’Hannon,) 6 nephews, 9 nieces, great nephews and nieces, great great nephews and nieces, great great great nephews and nieces and a host of family and friends
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