Mr. Leslie Javan “Bebe” Mack, 64, of Fernandina Beach passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau.
Born in Fernandina Beach, Bebe was a son of the late Eugene Mack and Marie Perkins Bird.
He was a lifelong resident of Fernandina Beach and graduate of Fernandina Beach High School, class of 1973. After high school he joined the U. S. Army and served in communications as a teletype operator. One of his postings with the Army sent him overseas in Korea.
After the Army he returned home and worked in Fernandina. He had been at Fernandina Beach Seafood for over 20 years at the time of his passing. He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church and went to church with his family during his growing up years. He loved fishing and watching football and will always be remembered as “that quiet guy who always had a smile for anyone.”
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Robert E. Mack and Willie James Mack.
Bebe leaves to mourn his loss his siblings, Cherry Louise Smith Jones of Orlando, Alphonso Charles Smith (Natalyne) of Orlando, Eugene Mack, Jr. of Kingsland, GA, Jamie Renee’Bird Smith (Clayton) of Fredericksburg, VA, Melanie Marie Bird of Yulee and Gregory Dewitt Bird of Orlando; his special friend, Christina Rumsey of Fernandina Beach and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
The family will receive friends at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Tuesday, January 28 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2020 beginning at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Reverend Arizona Perkins officiating. The cortege will assemble and depart from the family’s 9th Street home.
Immediately after the service, family and friends will depart for Jacksonville National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest, with military honors.
The family asks that donations be made, in his memory, to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123