Luella Mackey

Luella Mackey

Luella Mackey, 87, of Refugio, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019. 

Mrs. Mackey was born Sept. 1, 1931, to Leo and Lottie Viola Fortenberry. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Roberta Lou Tyus; grandson, William Robert Tyus; brothers, Larry Howard Fortenberry, Sam Loften Fortenberry, Cecil Ray Fortenberry and Larry Joe Fortenberry; and sisters, Lovie Jo Haney, Lottie Vernell Gillespie and Virginia Faye Lamprecht. 

Survivors include her husband, Robert Mackey of Refugio; son-in-law, Bill Tyus of San Marcos; daughter, Susan Reilly of Portland; brother, Jerry Fortenberry of Victoria; sisters, Linda Niemann  and Mary Rippstein, both of Woodsboro; grandchildren, Johnathon Tyus, Michael Tyus, Brianna Tyus, Melissa Maxey and Trey Reilly; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Moore Funeral Home chapel. 

The funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the First Baptist Church in Woodsboro. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Trey Reilly, Johnathon Tyus, Michael Tyus, Chris Niemann, Brian Niemann and Jeremy Fortenberry. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Moore Funeral Home, Refugio.


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