Dolores Brown Mackey

Dolores Brown Mackey

February 14, 1939 - February 13, 2017

Dolores Brown Mackey, age 77, of Corbin, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 13, 2017. She was born on February 14, 1939, in Middlesboro, KY, to the late Cecil Brown and Ethel Bowlin Brown. She was a graduate of Union College. In the early years, she taught school in the Wells community in rural Knox County in a one-room building. She was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church in Corbin and was the gold standard of Proverbs 31:10-31 in caring for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Robert Mackey; one daughter, Sharon Mackey of Lexington; three sons: Dr. John Mackey and wife Kimberly of Lexington, Alan Mackey and wife Kate of Lone Tree, Colorado, and Dr. Benjamin Mackey and wife Andrea of Barbourville, along with 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services officiated by Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton will be held at 4:30 P.M. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church 2322 North KY 830 Corbin. Burial will follow in Mackey Bend Cemetery in Barbourville.

Visitation will be from 1:30 P.M. until the funeral hour at 4:30 P.M. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the Poplar Grove Baptist Church building fund.

  • Enid s bowlin
    Posted at 00:27h, 14 February Reply

    Delorous will be greatly missed by family and friends. Go with God.
    Maxwell and Enid Bowlin

  • Deanna Partin Williams
    Posted at 01:07h, 14 February Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin, Dolores – I have many memories of of her as a young girl, she will never to be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to her family – so sorry for your loss.
    Deanna and Leo Williams

  • Joe & Pat Blount
    Posted at 01:38h, 14 February Reply

    Prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss.
    God bless you & be with you during this difficult time.

  • Vicki Gant Kinsel
    Posted at 01:48h, 14 February Reply

    To the Mackey Family – Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mrs. Mackey. She was a special lady who was so very dedicated to her family!

  • Floyd and June Curd
    Posted at 03:20h, 14 February Reply

    Dear Mackey Family,
    Memories and our prayers are with the Mackey family on the loss of a dear mother, wife and friend. We are in Fl for the winter and pray for strenght and healing during this time.

    Floyd and June

  • John and Kathy Stansberry
    Posted at 13:34h, 14 February Reply

    Ben, our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God bless and comfort you and your family!…John and Kathy Mowery Stansberry

  • Brenda & Darrell Meadors
    Posted at 23:31h, 14 February Reply

    Dolores was a wonderful lady. We are so sorry.

  • Whitley Co Historical & Gen Society
    Posted at 23:36h, 14 February Reply

    Dolores was a very special member. She loved genealogical research. She also worked very hard to keep the old family cemetery clean. She will be greatly missed.

  • David and Bonnie Wittmer
    Posted at 00:31h, 15 February Reply

    We are sorry for the great loss. She was very genuine and gracious. I loved working with Delores, a devoted wife and a loving mother. Bob, Danny, Sharon, Alan, and Ben, I wish we could be there. Peaceful thoughts and prayers.

  • James G Clark
    Posted at 01:32h, 15 February Reply

    Bob-Ed,Danny,Alan,Sharon,Ben & Family I wish to Express My Deepest Sympathy to you in your time of loss . Your Mother was a very sweet lady. I only had the pleasure of her company a handful of times and her grace and composure touched my heart. God rest her soul.. Jamey

  • Dolfie & Shirley Partin
    Posted at 03:00h, 15 February Reply

    Enjoyed many good times when we were kids.
    Our condolences to the family of cousin Deloris.
    Dolfie & Shirley Partin

  • Brenda and John Wagers
    Posted at 03:16h, 15 February Reply

    So sorry for you loss. Dolores was a very sweet lady. We will miss you.

  • Whitley Co Historical & Gen Society
    Posted at 11:37h, 15 February Reply

    Dolores was a very special member who cared for the preservation of old family cemeteries and her family history. We will miss her so much.

  • Pat Jones
    Posted at 12:22h, 15 February Reply

    Dolores was a lady of quiet demeanor but utter dedication. Her friendship
    will be missed.

  • Geri Dozier Nunn
    Posted at 13:21h, 15 February Reply

    Dr. Robert Mackey and Ben and family, My deepest sympathies. What a wonderful person Delores was and always so helpful when our family came to the office for our appointments and assisted on meeting our needs. God Bless you and your family.

  • Maureen Brittain
    Posted at 13:29h, 15 February Reply

    Delores was a gracious lady. We are so very sorry for the loss of our friend and neighbor. Prayers for all the the Mackey family. Maureen Brittain.

  • Conrad Brown
    Posted at 01:00h, 16 February Reply

    I will miss my sister. I was so glad to visit when I did. Rest in peace. Thinking of you Bob Sharon, Danny, Alan and Ben and all of your family. Uncle Conrad.

  • Julia Madden/Ronnie Mills
    Posted at 03:28h, 17 February Reply

    to the family we are so sorry for your loss

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