Rest in Peace | Brenda Mack

[Text & Portrait Image via the Rockport Pilot] Entered into eternal rest on October 19, 2014, Brenda Barrs Mack passed away peacefully at her home in Rockport, Texas after a long courageous battle with cancer. In her final days, she was surrounded by her family. Brenda was born on June 3, 1949 in Manning, SC, the daughter of Foster Ervin Revell and Violet Lloyd Revell Thompson. First married to the late James Herman Barrs, she was also the widow of Harold Edward Mack.

In 1984, Brenda and Harold lovingly blended two families into what is commonly referred to as the "Mack Pack." Together, they raised four children and often many neighborhood kids, as Brenda was notably a mother that served in so many capacities - cheerleading coach, Goose Creek Recreational Sports, soccer mom and Stratford High School Booster Club member. In addition to being deeply involved in her children's lives, she also dedicated time to her local community and career in real estate. In 1994, Brenda and Harold headed west for one of their most exciting chapters - TEXAS. It wasn't long before they laid their roots in Rockport, Texas, a place that became near and dear to their hearts. Time spent at Key Allegro Real Estate, Rockport Rentals, the Mack Forty Kennels and other community causes further bridged Brenda's life-long friendships with so many.

Brenda will be especially remembered for her strong will, free spirit, dedication to her family and her love for people and animals. She had the gift of always seeing life as an adventure. Her tenaciousness allowed her to achieve success in all areas of her life - wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and business owner.

Brenda's strong spirit and character will live on in all of her family members. She is survived by her four children: Kenneth Craig Mack (Jody) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Lynnette Barrs Embrey (Trey) of San Antonio, TX, Cary Russell Barrs of Austin, TX and Angela Mack Alford (Chris) of Summerville, SC; sister, June Revell Munday (William) of Augusta, GA; a brother, Foster Ervin Revell, Jr. (Sandra) of Millington, TN; and a sister, Vanessa Revell Oswald (Lindsay) of James Island, SC; five adoring grandchildren - Tradd, Avery, Ansley, Logan and Charlie, in addition to her prized chocolate labs - Tyler, TJ and Doobie and many nieces and nephews.

The last several years of Brenda's life were profoundly touched by her loyal and compassionate friend, Robert William Fullbright, "Bob". With Bob's tender touch and loving support, Brenda was able to complete the last several years of treatments that involved many round trip car rides to see Dr. Amy Lang and staff at the START Center in San Antonio. The family would like to also recognize and thank Dr. Kimberly Maroney and AIM Hospice for their compassionate care.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 21 at the First Baptist Church of Rockport at 10 am with a burial service to follow in Charleston, SC. Visitation will beThursday, October 23 from 6-8 pm and funeral services on Friday, October 24 at 11 am, both at Carolina Memorial Gardens (7113 Rivers Avenue).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Rockport - Fulton • PO BOX 1502 Fulton, Texas 78358 or online here:

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