Ms. Cora Lou Mackey, after “three-score” years, dozed into the tranquil peace of eternal slumber from her home in Muskogee.
Cora was born on March 24, 1952 in Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of Jess Lee and Rosa Mae [Corbell] Shrum. Cora grew up in Porum, where she attended Ross School and Porum High School. She then attended Connors State College and began her career as a L. P. N. She later spent time during her life in New Jersey and also Missouri before returning to live in Muskogee. Cora was a collector of unique items, an avid reader and loved watching soap operas, including her favorite, “All My Children.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
She leaves to cherish her memory; her sons, George A. Mackey IV, McAlester, Oklahoma and Justin Mackey [Hope], Tulsa, Oklahoma; her brothers, Donald Shrum [Lois], Warner, Oklahoma, Joe Shrum [Delores], Antlers, Oklahoma, and Jess Shrum Jr. [Elizabeth], Sacramento, California; a sister, June Penwell, Muskogee, Oklahoma; an Uncle, Alvie Corbell; six grandchildren; twin great-grandchildren on the way; and other relatives and friends.
A Graveside ceremony will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Fields Cemetery at Porum, Oklahoma. Rev. Leroy Walker, Sr., Pastor of Rayfield Baptist Church in Muskogee will officiate.
You may visit Ms. Mackey, as she slumbers at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., on Monday from 12 Noon until 6:00 P.M. Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at www.biglowfunerals.com.