Rev. Broadus Mackey

Rev. Broadus Perry Mackey Sr.

Monday June 15, 1953 - Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Life is like a journey taken on a train. Reverend Broadus Perry Mackey, Sr., 66, of Greenville, South Carolina, prepared to depart this life on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, as the 7:30 p.m. train to Heaven arrived at Prisma Health in Greenville. The Lord said, “All aboard, it’s time to go”. Since he knew something about traveling, his fare had been paid and he was ready for his departure, faith intact, and all was well with his soul. He said his body was getting very tired, and he knew of only one place his body would feel brand-new.
Broadus was born to the late James C. and Geneva Robinson Mackey on June 15, 1953. He married Gloria Jean Dubose some 39 years ago.

Broadus was a 1971 graduate of Berea High School. He was also a graduate of the N. J. Brockman School of Religion at the Martin Webb Learning Center. Broadus had a passion for serving Jesus Christ and spreading the Gospel message. He took God’s calling on his life seriously and was always looking for opportunities to lead others to the Lord.

Through his journey with Christ, he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and member of the Brotherhood Auxiliary; Broadus was ordained as a minister in 2005, at Rocky Mount Missionary Baptist Church under the late Reverend Dr. J.W. Henderson. He was ordained as Reverend in 2012, at the Tree of Life Educational and Missionary Baptist under the late Reverend Louvenia Robinson.

His travels started at Rocky Mount Missionary Baptist Church, taking a transfer through Mount Sinai Baptist Church and settling into The Tree of Life Educational and Missionary Baptist Church where at the time of his passing, Rev. Mackey was serving as pastor.

Broadus was employed for at 35 years CSX Transportation working in various positions with the last being a Track Civil Engineer.

Upon retiring, his main job was to raise his companion, “Champ” and do as much traveling as possible. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. Many wonderful memories were made over the years with various friends and family. He leaves behind a multitude of family and friends that were blessed by knowing him, but most importantly, blessed because he shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Broadus was preceded in death by a son, Cory Mackey; a sister, Patricia Mackey; a brother, Willie James Mackey; and his grandson, Deontea Perry Mackey.

He leaves to cherish many great memories, and will be forever loved by his wife, Gloria; daughter, Charity Alise Mackey of Greenville, SC: sons, Broadus Perry Mackey, Jr., residing in Bennettsville, SC, and Eric Lamark McElrath of Greenville, SC; sisters, Lucy Ghaskin and Genevieve (James) Sitton, both of Greenville, SC, and Karen Brownlee of Charlotte, NC; a grandson, Jarious Keshawn Mackey-Burns, who was reared in the home, six other grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday August 3, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday August 3, 2019 11:30am
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    Piedmont Highway
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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Sheva Sullivan Carter

Posted at 12:34pm
To Gloria and the Mackey Family,
We were so very sorry to hear of Broadus' passing. I think of the times at Berea High School and then we became neighbors later in life and our kids (Otis and Charity) played together. Just so sorry that such an humble soul is gone. But he is in a better place. May God be with you and the family during your time of bereavement.

Gayle White

Posted at 04:15pm
Gloria - Sherry called and told me about Broadus. I am so sorry for your loss. I miss you and think of you often, but especially now.

Lynn Goodell

Posted at 01:31pm
Sincere condolences. Sometimes life is unfair and trials seem past bearing and there is no answer to why but with faith and time the good memories will bring comfort. May you remember the times of laughter and joy you shared with Broadus and may you find peace and comfort.
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Terry & Marilyn Gamble

Posted at 07:09pm
In May 2011 we were just leaving the Grand Bazaar just outside of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Broadus caught the eyes of about 4 or 5 small boys, with Broadus's broad and tall stature seeing this man thru their eyes you can understand why they were clapping their hands, circling him and chanting Hercules, Hercules, Hercules. It was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen and he just kept looking down at them and walking towards us. From then on when I wanted to tease him or just get on his nerves I would begin the chant which would make him blush. One of the best traveling partners there ever were. Gloria you and you're family are in our thoughts and Prayers. This photo is of Broadus and Gloria waiting for our flight to Barcelona, Spain at Dulles Airport were our trip will take us to Istanbul, Turkey were the aforementioned where the nickname originated.
We Love You Guys , God Keep and Sustain You
Terry & Marilyn Gamble

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