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Mackie Beatrice Coleman Jennings

March 11, 1934 — June 8, 2022

In Loving Memory Mackie Beatrice Coleman Jennings Mackie Beatrice Coleman Jennings was born March 11, 1934, on the family farm in Gorman, Tennessee. She passed on June 8, 2022, in her home on the Coleman family farm surrounded by her husband, children, and minister. Mackie was the sixth of seven children born to Percy Jones Coleman, Sr. and Mary Lottie “Mamie” Mays Coleman. Her parents were taught by the late Bro. Marshall Keeble and raised the children to be God-fearing Christians who loved the Lord, served family and others, and led by example. Through her faith, determination, and the support of family, friends, and teachers, she achieved her dream of getting an education and became the beloved teacher known as “Ms. Mackie” serving students and their families in Texas, Ohio, and Tennessee. Ms. Mackie had a special love for all children, especially special needs students. She served as the Humphreys County Supervisor of Special Education for several years before returning to her love of teaching students in the classroom at Waverly Elementary School. She piloted the Very Special Arts gifted program as she continued her lifelong support of special needs students and their families. She retired from education in 1996. One of Ms. Mackie’s proudest accomplishments was the publication of her book Coleman Ridge which chronicles her life story and the history of the Coleman family-from her grandparents to her grandchildren. Mackie was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers and sisters: Percy Jones “Long Boy”, Jr. (Emma Lucille), William “Razzor” James (Ella Mae), Mary Christine “Mudder” Young (Louis), Margert “Marney” Foster (Earl), Thomas “Honey”, and Leonard Frison “Turk”. Surviving Mackie are the following: Husband: John Earl Jennings, Sr. John and Mackie would have been married 32 years on June 9, 2022. Children: Jonathan David “Jay” Smith, Sherri Beth Smith Headrick (Byron), John Earl Jennings Jr., and Shelia Rochelle Jennings Grandchildren: Byron II, Sija Brionne, Sophie Beatrice, Breanna, Isaiah, Urijah, Yevahia, Joshua Great-grandchildren: Adrian, Grayson, Kashton Sister-in-law: Sheila Coleman Nieces and Nephews: Charles, Eugene, Shirley Ann, Robert Edward, Percy James, Arthur, Terry, Jerry, John, Gregory, Brigitte, Misti, Aysha, Keenan, Deborah Ann, Phillip, Neal, Ronnie, Thomas, Freida, Fred, and numerous great grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00pm Monday, June 13th at Humphreys County Funeral Home and 12:00pm until service time Tuesday, June 14th at the Waverly Church of Christ. Funeral Services for Mrs. Mackie will be conducted at 1:00pm Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in the Waverly Church of Christ Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Fleming, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Coleman Cemetery in Gorman. Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home (931) 296-5955
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Monday, June 13, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

438 W Main St, Waverly, TN 37185

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