Edith Louise Mack

Sunrise: April 28, 1952

Sunset: January 13, 2023

Edith Mack, 70, passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2023. Her sudden passing is devastating, and the family is shocked and deeply saddened.

Edith was born on April 28, 1952, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was the “most amazing” of the six children born to Alethia and Louise Alexander Simmons. Edith, also known as Sukie or Red, was an intelligent woman. She graduated from New Stanton High School and attended Florida State College of Jacksonville. Edith then graduated from Norfolk State University (1993) with a degree in Nursing. Edith loved nursing so much that she worked beyond her retirement.

Edith was a fun-loving, caring, no-nonsense, and compassionate woman. She was a devoted wife and an excellent mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. She had a heart of gold and did not mind sharing and caring for anyone she encountered. Her love resulted in people acknowledging her as the “Cool Grandma.” Edith was also a true giver of all things. Anyone who was in need, and she knew about it; she sowed into them (another true testament to her golden heart). Edith/Grandma/Sukie/Red, loved by many, is deeply missed!

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Norman (husband), Janet (sister), Anthony (brother), Butch (brother), and Cornelius (son).

She leaves to cherish her love, three brothers; Vernon (Delores), Otis, and Leon (Sharon), and six sons; Lindsey(Shalwanda) (Marjhwon) Douglas, Eric (Crystal) Douglas, Keven (Wanda) Douglas, Bryan (Alecia) Douglas, and London (Tarina) Wells; sixteen grandchildren: Lindsey, Savonne, Darian, Anaya, Alaya, Evelyn, Braylin, Jaylen, Brandon, Eric II, Larenz, Jatayea, Hevynn, Elyziah, Aaron, and Isaac; two great-granddaughters; Olivia and Akeimarie, and ahost of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and love ones.

Viewing Wednesday, January 25, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, January 26, 2023 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    Andrea Roby says

    Our prayers and condolences to Brother Emmit and Ms Edith’s sons & family.
    We love you all!
    ⛪️ Pastor Andrea Roby, Solid Rock, 1340 Gust Lane, Chesapeake, VA 23323

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    Tammi Cooper says

    I am so sad about Ms. Edith’s passing . What a beautiful person she was & so full of life . She loved her family & she would travel near & far to fellowship !! I truly enjoyed countless evenings with her in Berkeley at my sister’s house. Ms. Edith had a great personality & spirit . I will miss her . I am so so sorry . Rest In Paradise Ms. Edith!!! My condolences to her Family & Friends

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    LaTonya Miller A.K.A Sweet Pea says

    To Edith ( Auntie Edith as I called her) Family, My heart is broken💔 but, I know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord🙏🏾 Edith will definitely be miss here on earth. My mom (Joyce) will miss Edith visits to Jacksonville😢she would always make sure to visit Gul😭 I send my deepest condolences to her kids and the whole family♥️ I pray the God will give you all his Peace that will surpass all understanding! Jennifer my friend I know the love you and Edith had for one another and I pray 🙏🏾 God give you strength to get through this sad time. I pray 🙏🏾 strength for the family. I love y’all 🫂

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    Joseph Pierce says

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing your mom touched so many lives. She will be missed by so many. May our Lord and Savior help though this time of despair with your faith in him.
    Love you Y’all.

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    Jerry & Cynthia Robinson says

    We are praying that the family will find comfort in knowing she is at peace and with the Lord. We had just spoken with her the past week, and she was full of joy, speaking of the children and family. She has always been a loving and dear friend. May God give the family, peace strength and understanding knowing she is in the loving arms of the Father. We will miss her dearly.
    With love always Cynthia and Jerry Robinson

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    Clarencia and Sungura Collins says

    Cousin Edith, affecrionately referred to as “Sookie”, was a beautiful person who had a ready smile every time we would meet. Our condolences to the family. Edith will forever have a special place in our hearts.🥰

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    Lady says

    From Auntie Sookie to Aunt Edith. I love you and will miss our phone calls, visits, subtle strength, encouraging words and actions of love. God bless your soul. My sincerest condolences to the family. Beautiful service. God bless her young men with a peaceful comfort. Love y’all.

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      William H. Burke, 111 says

      Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and, share your loss wish you, comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family, and in the warm embrace, of friends.

      Deepest Sympathy

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    June kelly says

    My beautiful sweet cousin you will be truly missed as uncle Pop and aunt Mary most favorite niece, you will always be in our hearts, love you forever. Prayers for family

    June kelly

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    Teresa McIntyre says

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Prayers for the family 🙏🏾

    Teresa Stuart McIntyre
    New Stanton High School
    Class of 1970

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    Celeste Duncan Donaldson says

    My sincere condolences to the family of Edith. I remember her from high school as being a caring, giving, and sweet young lady. The family is in my prayers. May you find comfort in knowing she is with Jesus and all the angels like her.
    Celeste Duncan Donaldson C/O1970

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    Minnie L. Kelsey-Bridges says

    Minnie Williams Kelsey-Bridges and Patricia Turner Kelsey, fellow classmates of Edith, send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. We are sorry for your loss, send prayers for strength, and wish you the comfort of God and loved ones during this time of sorrow. Fellow C/O ’70 Graduates

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