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“Dear Vannie, Doris and the entire Hankins/Mack Family, I can only imagine what Aunt Plum is experiencing…being surrounded by the Glory of...Read More »
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“Aunt Katie, The memory of you will never leave me. Thanks for being so sweet. I will miss those conversations we had in person and on the phone. I...Read More »
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"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14:3 Katie Hankins Mack was born in Darlington County, South Carolina on September 17, 1917 a daughter of the late Alonza and Emma Moses Hankins. She was one of eleven children. She departed this earthly life on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Northwest Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was educated in the public schools of Darlington County, South Carolina. She later moved to Norfolk, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she resided until moving to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1937, Katie married the love of her life, the late Clinton Mack and to this union were born two beautiful daughters, Delores "Vannie" and Doris. She accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville, South Carolina. After moving to Philadelphia, she joined Metropolitan Baptist Church. There she actively served in various ministries as a servant of God. Over the years, Katie labored as a nurse, caregiver, factory worker, and waitress. She was a hard-working and dedicated lady. She loved arts and crafts, knitting and crocheting in her free time. She really loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed family events with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a gentle spirit who believed in good living and doing things right. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband, two brothers, Mack Hankins and James Hankins; three sisters, Emma Schuler, Doris Cooper, and Ana Hankins; a son-in-law, James Edwards; and a sister-in-law, Delores S. Hankins. Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain the legacy of Katie Hankins Mack is her two daughters, Delores (Tommy) McCummings of Pikesville, Md. and Doris M. Edwards of Windsor Mill, MD; two brothers, Robert Hankins and Richard Hankins both of Darlington, SC; three sisters, Lurline Robinson of Clinton, MD, Laura Jackson of Philadelphia, PA, and Jean Thomas of Trenton, NJ; two grandchildren, Brian (Kelli) Edwards and Lisa (Clinton) Hampton; nine great grandchildren, Gabriel McCummings Garcia, Andrew McCummings Hampton, William McCummings Hampton, Collin James, Kayla D., Kenneth Mason, Cameron Isaiah, Kent Jeremiah, and Karis Joelle Edwards, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and very dear friends.