Mr. Edward Mack, Jr.

  • Born: September 22, 1948
  • Died: March 16, 2020
  • Location: Danbury, Connecticut

Chapel Memorial Funeral Home

35-37 Grove Street
Waterbury, CT 06710

Tel. (203) 755-4370

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Edward by adding your memories and photos.

Mr. Edward Mack, Jr., 71, of Danbury, CT., was called to his eternal rest on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Dumont Center in New Rochelle, NY after a long illness. He was the husband of Alicia (Young) Mack.

Edward was born September 22, 1948, in Centreville, AL, a son to the late Edward and Dollie (Dixon) Mack Sr.

"Pop-Pop", as he was affectionately known as, attended Bibb County Training School. He was an avid baseball player and played for Bibb County Bulldogs and The Centreville Dragons, and also enjoyed bowling, playing basketball, and shooting pool. At an early age, he accepted Christ and was baptized at Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church in Centreville, AL. Following his older sister, Edna, he relocated to Stamford, CT, in 1966. He was a long-time employee of Clairol, Inc. (Proctor & Gamble) for 41 years and retired in 2006. While on a blind date, he met the love of his life, Alicia Young. They united in holy matrimony on January 20, 1973; and to their union two children were born, Latricia and Edward III. The family moved to Danbury, CT, in 1977.

Edward loved the Lord and was a faithful and dedicated member of New Hope Baptist Church, Danbury, CT. He served in the following ministries: Trustee, Food Bank Truck, Bread Distribution, Greeter, and Senior Ministry. Edward was very friendly and he never met a stranger. He was well known for charity involvement, honest and thorough advice to anyone who asked, expertise in car care, and brilliant conversations.

Edward loved living in New England and adored his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed being around family and friends, reading, praying, and watching the History & Smithsonian Channels. He would make you laugh with his quick wit and funny jokes. His love for travel took him and Alicia on many road trips across the country. "Pop-Pop" shared his love of CRAFTMAN tools with his grandchildren and enjoyed teaching them how to become "Mr. & Ms. Fix-its". He treasured his daily conversations with his beloved daughter, as well as his collection of Hess trucks that he received from her every November. Edward relished his spirited conversations in the garage with his son while keeping their cars in tip top shape. He will always be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor, compassion for others, and love of family. Not to mention his fried turkeys, fried fish, and BBQ ribs. He will be missed by all that loved and knew him.

Besides his loving wife of 47 years, he leaves to cherish his memory his two children; Latricia (Martin) Kokuma of Spring, TX and Edward (Andrea) Mack III, two grandsons; Devin Mack and Edward Mack IV, one granddaughter; Aysis Mack, three sisters; Edna Owens of Madison, AL, Brenda Mack of Huntsville, AL, and Janice (Joe) Warner of Toney, AL, four brothers; Leon Mack of Hickory Creek, TX, Kenneth (Althea) Mack of Spanish Fort, AL, Don (Priscilla) Mack Sr. of Centreville, AL, and Michael Mack of Centreville, AL; two sisters-in-law; Kathleen Mack of Brent, AL, Gloria Dorsey of Stamford, CT, five brothers-in-law; Larry Walters of Stamford, CT, John Young of Boston, MA, William (Florence) Young of Waterbury, CT, Robert (Phyllis) Young, Sr. of Mobile, AL, Jesse "Frank" (Eleanor) Moye, Sr. of Hamden, CT, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and a host of friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Randy Mack, brothers-in-law, Otha Owens Sr., Preston Dorsey and sister-in-law, Marquita Mack.

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Posted by Stanley Antonowicz - Danbury   March 11, 2021

How time flies by since you have been gone. I guess God took you because he knew I needed a Angel more than I needed a friend... So I light this candle. To give you the warmth of friends and family and to guide you on your New journey. May you sit at the right hand of God. Your NEW job has just begun !!

Posted by Stanley Antonowicz - Danbury, CT - friend   March 11, 2021

Condolences to the family. I'll lost a real friend, but I have gained another angel to watch over me.Mack you will be deeply missed.

Posted by Adele Daniels - Fallriver, MA - Friend   April 05, 2020

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Condolences to the Mack Family

Posted by Curtis David - Stamford, CT - coworker   April 04, 2020

So Sorry for the loss of your love one Edward, he was an inspiration to me I always looked forward for his Words of encouragement on Facebook each morning. Lifting his Family in Prayer and May his Memories sustain you each and every day.

Posted by Beverly D Davis - Brockton, MA - Friend   April 04, 2020

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Posted by Davis - Brockton, MA - Family   April 04, 2020

Praying that the Lord will comfort and strengthen the family in the days ahead.

Posted by Cathy Whitfield - Bridgeport, CT - Friend   April 01, 2020

Hello family
Iam sorry for your lost my heart is heavy.i know he will be miss we was very tight.lots of love to you guys.

Posted by Jesse Moye - CT - Family   April 01, 2020

So sorry for your loss he will be missef

Posted by Evelyn Stepherson - Waterbury, CT - Friend   April 01, 2020

Alicia you have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband. I can relate in how you feel. Just loss Charles two short months ago. Charles and Eddie were close friends and co-workers. May they both rest in peace. Carolyn.

Posted by Carolyn Taylor - Norwalk, CT - Friend   April 01, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your Dad, husband. What a beautiful tribute. So hard to lose a loved one, but especially hard during this season of limited travel and quarantine. Praying for grace, peace and comfort for you all.H

Posted by Jeanne Sherry - Family Friend   April 01, 2020

I loved you Mr.Mack we spoke on the Facebook everyday until on the Wednesday you were not their. I missed you and when I heard what happened to you my heart was broken praying for your family and friends my heart is broken but my love is strong

Posted by Annie Perkins west - Danbury, CT - Family Friend   April 01, 2020

To the entire Mack family you have my deepest sympathy. Uncle Mack will be missed, we know he's with the Lord now.

Posted by Norma Taylor-Preston - Waterbury, CT   April 01, 2020

You will be missed. My Condolences goes out to the Family.

Posted by Curtis Davis - Bridgeport, CT - Friend   March 29, 2020

Alicia and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope your memories bring you peace and comfort.

Stephanie Pontello

Posted by A friend   March 29, 2020

Condolences to Alicia and family. I'm thinking of you and your family mourns the lost of someone so special. Hoping with time, a gentle peace
will return to your life.

Roberta Davis & Family

Posted by A friend   March 26, 2020

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My deepest condolences to the Mack family.Today and always,may loving memories bring you peace,comfort,and strength.
Sarah Herring

Posted by Sarah Herring - Norwalk, CT   March 25, 2020

I will miss Eds smiling face when he came to have his taxes prepared each year and I will miss the tears in his eyes when he heard how much he owed in taxes!

A great person and he will be missed.

Cliff Mack & Family

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2020

Alicia and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. May he Rest In Peace.
Patty Brown

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2020

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Today is a sad day for i have read that my friend Mr. Mack had passed on. I had hopes that he would pull through this and i would get to continue our talks. But i guess God needed him more than i did.So with that said i light this candle. To give him the warmth of his friends and family and to guide him on his New journey. May he sit at the right hand of God for his work has only begun.Your work here on this earth has been Noted. Rest in peace my friend.You are missed...

Posted by Stanley Antonowicz - Danbury, CT   March 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by Linda Nasse - Newtown, CT   March 24, 2020

To the Mack family, you have our deepest sympathies and prayers, we love you!

Posted by April and Reggie Bunns - Greenville, NC   March 24, 2020

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Another fallen soldier has gone to be with the Lord...He will be sadly missed. May the family be comforted by prayers
memories and friends ...

Posted by Patricia Baker - Stamford, CT   March 24, 2020

TO the Mack family I am very sorry to read of your loss Ed and I worked together at Clairol for many years He was a great co-worker

Fred Cofone

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2020

To Alicia and family I was so saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you and your family. The family gathering s and cook outs will always be remembered as Polk always made me feel welcomed at y'all's home. A kind man with a Godly spirit. Stay strong Alicia as always. Darlene

Posted by Darlene Simmons - Friend   March 23, 2020

My deepest condolences. I love you all so much. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob comfort, and keep you during this hard time that's my prayer! Peace and love in Jesus name.

Posted by Dewayne Mack - Centreville, AL - Family   March 21, 2020

Dad, you are sadly missed. I miss our daily talk, your laughter, and your jokes. You would text daily jokes to me laugh and how I miss your daily morning post on Facebook, thanking the Lord for another blessed day. You touched so many lives in our family and within the community. You always opened our home to many friends and you continued to do so throughout your life. You always had great advice to give and you always spoke truth, you never wavered. You were a great dad, father, husband, brother, mentor, grandfather, and friend. There is no doubt in my mind that you would have been the best great-grandfather. You shared stories of your past and how they shaped you into the person that you have become. We learned so much from you and I am thankful that you had the opportunity to share those memories. I know that you are smiling from up above and watching over us. I love you and miss you dearly. May you forever rest in God's loving arms. RIH
Fondly, your daughter ❤

Posted by Latricia Kokuma - Spring, TX - Daughter   March 21, 2020

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"Poke"(nickname) will be sadly missed. Once you met him...it was hard to forget him !! I can't believe I knew him for 52 years !! I will miss our conversations about life in general...we would talk on the phone for hours. When he joined the church...he really joined the church...he was always helping others. One of his best attributes was being stubborn...it was hard to change his mind when he believed it to be right....thank heavens he married Alicia who stuck with him for many years !! (about 50 years) She would just look at him and shake her head...(very patient woman) There are so many stories that I can tell but I would have to write 2 books!! Keeping his family in prayer to mourn the loss of Mr. Mack.......(another name he was called ) RIP

Posted by Patricia Baker - Stamford, CT - friend   March 20, 2020

My Big Brother I love you.

Posted by Brenda Mack - Huntsville, AL - Sister   March 19, 2020


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