Mrs. Delores Mack was born on Tuesday, July 1, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri to Billy Joyce (later known as Sonya Lane) Donnell and Marion Daniel. She was the second oldest of her siblings.
Delores grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and spent a portion of her youth in Seattle, Washington with her father. She returned to Kansas City, where she attended Westport High School and then later went on to receive her GED. Delores loved the Lord and accepted Christ at an early age. She attended Westminster Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Russell Teague.
In 1972, while sitting on her front porch on 36th & Highland, Delores would throw rocks at a young man named Cedric Mack as he rode down the street on his bike. This innocent childhood interaction was rekindled in the 11th grade at Westport High School during their 3rd hour Science class. These two high school sweethearts were joined in marriage on May 23, 1982. To this union three children were born: two daughters, Tiffany, and Ashley and one son, Dale.
In July of 1976, Delores joined the United States Coast Guard alongside her cousin Annette “Blinkie” Chaney. However, she decided to choose a different career path after receiving an honorable discharge. Her many skill sets, and jobs included working in a nursing home, construction, property inspection, bartending, customer service, cook and building services supervisor. Her passion for cooking led her to Hollywood Casino where she worked until she reached early retirement.
As a young adult, Delores enjoyed weekends at the Swap & Shop, bowling and hanging out with friends. She also loved spending time with her family near and far. Her greatest joys in life were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. There wasn’t much Delores couldn’t do. She had a green thumb like no other and could bring any plant back to life with ease. She was also a lover of animals, especially her pet fish Jack. She absolutely loved to cook and had a recipe book in her mind. She prepared food in such a way that always left you wanting more.
Delores loved her Kansas City Chiefs and would loudly blurt out, “Are You Ready For Some Football”! You could always find her in the kitchen in front of the TV preparing a meal for the game. She was known as “Chee-Chee” in her younger life and “Moe” starting in the mid 90’s. The name “Moe” grew to mean “Mother Of Everyone”. People ABSOLUTELY LOVED to be in Moe’s presence and home. Anyone who entered her home instantly became family, especially her extended Gateway Plaza Family. If you were a friend of one of her children, you became a child of hers and her door was always open. She was a loving mother and people instantly knew that upon meeting her. There are so many that called her MOE simply because that is who she was to them. Her love for people was evident and to know her was to LOVE her.
Delores loved hard! She was a fighter and a tough cookie! When her full and vibrant life took an unexpected health turn in late 2020, she kept it to herself because she didn’t want to be a burden to anyone. She continued to love and live her life to the fullest.
Delores Mack, age 62, entered into her final rest early Saturday morning, December 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents: Billy Joyce (Sonya Lane) Donnell and Marion Daniel and her brother: Leo Donnell, all awaiting her arrival at Heaven’s gate.
Delores Mack’s legacy of love includes: her husband: Cedric Mack, three children: Tiffany Mack, Dale Mack and Ashley Mack; ten grandchildren: Ric’Kaela Bowie, Ricky Bowie Jr., Leonjay Mack, Dalevon Mack, Daleshon Mack, Kyndale Mack, Michael Knight III, Ja’Kyla Wright, Royal Mack and Jordan Mack; two great-grandchildren: twins Ezekiel and Elijah Washington, six siblings: Sharon (Evander Kidd) Donnell, Debra (Milton) Williams, Ricky Donnell, Carl Donnell, Janet (late Willie) Gates, Vanessa Robinson; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, special friends and her extended family at Gateway Plaza Townhomes. Everyone who knew Delores “MOE” loved her and will hold her memory in their hearts forever.
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