“I have fought a good fight. I have kept the faith. I have finished my course. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4: 7-8
A time to be born
Mack Monley was born August 31, 1922 in Scotland County, North Carolina. He was the son of the Late Rev. Josh Monley and the Late Sally Covington Monley.
A time to live
Mack was married to the Late Beulah Pankey Monley. They were blessed with three children: Mack Jr. (deceased), Annie Margaret, and Lonzell. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Mack received very little education but had the mind and ability of someone who had mastered certification in many areas of study. He worked diligently and with much respect to support his family. After having to drop out of school at a very young age, in order to work on the farm, he later used his talents as a cook, painter, railroad worker, shop worker, and ultimately ended up as a machine mechanic at J. P. Stevens Plant. While working as a machine mechanic he enrolled in classes at Richmond Community College in order to enhance his skill as a mechanic. After working as a mechanic for more than 32 years, he retired.
A time to serve
Mack was a faithful member of Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church. He loved his Church. He sang on the choir and was a True Trustee. Not only did he support the church financially, but as long as his health allowed, he worked around the church making sure the outward appearance was intact. He was a praying man and loved bible study.
A time to die
On Friday, March 31, 2018 Mack departed his life on earth at Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, NC only to receive his promise of eternal life in heaven.
Mack joined those who preceded him in death: wife, Beulah; son, Mack Jr.; his 9 siblings; brothers, Josh Jr., Clarence, Johnny and James Monley; sisters, Bessie Blue, Jessie Pearson, Johnsie Johnson, Lena Pankey ,and Janie Hooper; 2 grandchildren; Lafonzo and Lamont Monley.
To cherish his fond memories he leaves: daughter, Annie M. Rogers (Walter) of Laurinburg, NC; son, Lonzell (Patricia) of the home; 18 grandchildren; 42 great grands; 11 great-great grands and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends.