Linda Manis Mackey
Linda Manis Mackey, 72, a resident of Athens, passed away and entered the presence of her Lord on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2017.
She was born in Sevierville. She graduated from Seymour High School and E. Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She was a board certified occupational health nurse and retired from The Dow Chemical Company in 2007.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland. Since retirement, she has served as a volunteer with the McMinn County Relay for Life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anna Manis of Seymour; and her brother, Jack Manis of Maryville.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lonnie W. Mackey; daughter, Kimberly Mackey and husband, Mark Anderson, of Tampa, Florida; son, Keith Mackey and wife, Julie Mackey, of Janesville, Wisconsin; grandsons: Blake Mackey, Griffin Mackey and Carson Anderson; granddaughter, Cora Anderson; great-grandson, Channing Mackey; brother, Jerry Manis (wife, Debbie); sister-in-law, Frances Manis, all of Maryville; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, located at 1275 Stuart Road N.E. A service celebrating her life will follow the visitation time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the McMinn County Relay for Life. Those can be done online by visiting the McMinn County Relay for Life website or mailed to the McMinn County Relay for Life in care of Faye Forgety, 120 CR 447, Athens, TN 37303.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Linda and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Mackey family with these arrangements.
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