Virginia Ann Mackey, 74, beloved wife of the late Charles Edward Mackey, Jr., passed away on what would have been their 56th wedding anniversary, Saturday, January 6, 2024 in Greenville, SC.
Born in Mount Clemens, MI, she was a daughter of the late Lorne and Helen (Lanko) Eagle.
Virginia worked for Kroger Grocers for many years before retiring as a manager.
She was a loving wife and mother who brought great joy to her home and often prioritized the needs of others before her own.
Virginia is survived by her only daughter, Theresa A. Sauter of Greenville, SC; two cherished grandsons, Trevor Sauter (Jamal) and Ryan Sauter; a brother, Daniel Eagle; a brother-in-law, Robert Peterson; several nieces and nephews; as well as many beloved friends.
In addition to her husband of 43 years, Virginia was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Frederick Sauter, Jr.; two sisters, Patricia Peterson and May Byrd; and her husband, Jack Byrd.
A private service will be held in the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville where Virginia and Charles will be laid to rest together.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Vets Returning Home, 17955 E 11 Mile Rd., Roseville, Michigan 48066 or online by visiting https://www.vetsreturninghome.org/.
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