Remembering Mack . . .
To everything 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 kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
A TIME TO BE BORN:
On Wednesday, January 18, 1950, this earth was blessed with the birth of Mack Earl Crocker, Sr. He was born to Mildred Crocker Stewart in Wilson (Nash County), North Carolina. Mack was educated in the Northampton County Public School System; graduating from Gumberry High School.
A TIME TO LIVE:
After high school, Mack decided to spread his wings in search of better opportunities, by moving to New Jersey, where he gained employment with The Town of West Carwell. He later relocated to Anderson, South Carolina, where he worked for Butter Bean Cafe’ for many years, until health declined. Oftentimes, if Mack was not working or spending time with family, you could find him watching some of his favorite TV shows, out on the water fishing or even enjoying basketball and football games - these were some of his favorite pastimes.
A TIME TO DIE:
When I come to the end of the horizon and enter the other shore. Remember me with fondness. Cry for me no more. I have found my final resting place, that special spot to fish. Remember the times that we shared, you too, I will miss. This is the journey I must take, and I must go alone. Know that my heart is with you, as I take this journey home. To that final fishing hole, For fishermen like me, to tell the biggest fishing tales about the one that got away. Remember me with fondness, this is not goodbye, It is “Till we meet again” at the fishing hole in the sky. On Thursday, September 3, 2020, as the sunset in the west, our dear loved one peacefully entered into an eternal slumber; while in the comfort of his home. He now reunites with all his friends and loved ones who have preceded him in death; including one sister, Sharon Stewart.
A TIME TO REMEMBER:
Memories are treasures no one can steal, Death is the heartache nothing can heal. Some may forget you now that you are gone, But we shall remember you no matter how long. We who remain and shall never forget your love: wife, Dorothy Lee Crocker of Raleigh, North Carolina; children, Lisa Crocker of Raleigh, North Carolina, Mack Crocker, Jr. of Anderson, South Carolina, Lamont Braunskill of Irvington, New Jersey, Letayia Stuart of Oceanport, New Jersey and Nicole Wilmore of Burlington, New Jersey; mother, Mildred Crocker Stewart of East Orange, New Jersey; step-father, Cleveland Stewart of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Sandra Stewart of East Orange, New Jersey, Michael Stewart of Florida, Jameel Shakir (Jeffery) of Tennessee and Karim Abdul Shakir (Thomas) of Newark, New Jersey; one uncle, Rev. Elmo Crocker (Denise) of Willingboro, New Jersey; sisters and brother-in-law, Gayle Smith, Marie Webb and Roy Lee Turner all of Gaston, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Crocker's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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