• July 9, 1933 - January 8, 2018
  • Dallas, Texas

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Byron Leon Mackie beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 9, 1933 to Alfred and Eva Mackie. He served his country honorably from 1953-1955. Upon exiting the military he attended Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated in 1957 with a degree in pharmacy. While in school he married his true love, Shirley Hammothe on April 14, 1956. They settled in Dallas, Texas in 1957 where he worked as a pharmacist for 40 years at the Veterans Affairs Hospital and Parkland Hospital. He is preceded in death by his father Alfred and his mother Eva (James) and two brothers Alfred and Alvarez whom together with him made up the infamous three mosquitoes. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Shirley Mackie, his six children Eric (Olethia), Valerie (Morris Huling), Kenneth (Beverly), David (Renee), Julie (Charles Trice) and Brian, two grandchildren, one great grandchild and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be missed and loved forever.