Miss Mackey King Tarrant

  • Born: November 21, 1954
  • Died: December 12, 2013
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina

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3926 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205

Tel. (803) 771-7990

Tribute & Message From The Family

COLUMBIA - Miss Mackey King Tarrant passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013, after a brief illness.
Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The family will receive friends following the service in Satterlee Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201.

Condolence & Memory Journal


You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry you have suffered such a horrid loss. And, I know the world is a sadder place without Mackey!

Posted by Cecile Holmes - Columbia, SC - Friend   January 16, 2014

Bet and family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of loss. Mackey's fun loving spirit and wide open personality made her a joy to be around. I often think of the fun times we had during our days at Wofford and Converse. Steve Stroup shared the news with me today but maybe I can still be in Columbia Friday to celebrate her life.

Posted by Sam Dillard - Charlotte, NC - Friend from Converse/Wofford   January 15, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Mackey's death. I went to Converse College with her. I do pray for God's peace and peace to all the family.

Posted by Dana Whitaker Boney    January 12, 2014

Bet, I was so sorry and shocked to hear about Mackey's death!! I have the very best memories of her and you!! It makes me smile to think of those crazy days in Spartanburg!! I had lunch with Janny Rawls just before Christmas and we talked about you two!! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! I go through Columbia a LOT! I would love to grab lunch and catch up!!! May God's peace and strength get you through this very sad time!!!

Posted by Paula Myers Steele - Statesville,, NC - Converse College   January 12, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God"s love and grace bring you comfort during this time.

Posted by Loretta Colvard Cheek    January 12, 2014

Mackey was a great friend and a wonderful person. I am really going to miss her.

Posted by Jay Lyn Martin - Anderson, SC - friend   January 02, 2014

Bet and family,
I am lifting your family in prayer as you grieve Mackey's death. I am sure if we listen carefully we will hear the laughter and joy Mackey brought to heaven! She was such a free spirit and a joyful person. I hope you will be comforted by memories of special times and by each other as you go through this tough time...

Posted by Susan Broome Adams - Columbia, SC - friend   December 24, 2013

Mackey always lived life on her own terms and Heaven will be a much happier place now. God Bless Her and Keep Her.

Posted by Hal Lea Mond - Goose Creek, SC - Friend   December 23, 2013

Bet, very shocked and sorry to hear about Mackey. Please know that you are in my daily thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jim Quinn - columbia, SC - friend   December 18, 2013

Bet, I wish I had words that would 'help' right now. Please know how very sorry I was to hear the news about Mackey. Do know that I am thinking about you and will be praying for you during this time and in upcoming months.

Posted by Jan Butler - Columbia, SC - [ High School ]   December 17, 2013

Dear Bet and family,, I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Mackey.. Just talked with her several months ago.. Please know that Ken and I are thinking of you and your family and wishing you peace at this sad time..

Posted by Kathy hoover - Columbia, SC - Longtime friend   December 16, 2013

So sorry to hear of Mackey's passing. She was a fun and upbeat person who always thought of others. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Allison LaCroix - Leesville, SC - friend   December 16, 2013

Bet, I am praying for you at this time. It is hard to lose a loved one at this time of year. My husband died in December 2002. You will remain in my prayers for a long time.

Posted by Charlotte Hollingsworth Helms - Pelion, SC - former classmate with Bet   December 16, 2013

We'll miss Mackey so much. She was a great friend and a fun person. We had some great laughs together and she could be counted on for anything you needed. She packed a lot of living into her short life, and she'll be missed sorely.

Posted by Cathy & Randy Lanier - Lexington, SC - Good Friend   December 16, 2013

Bet - My heart aches for you. May God strengthen you and give you peace. I miss Cheryl terribly...

Posted by Wanda Hubbard Webb - Ridgeway, SC - old friend   December 16, 2013

Bet, my heart breaks for you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May God's love and grace surround you in the days ahead.

Posted by Vicki Ratley - Greenville, SC - friend   December 16, 2013

Susan and I want you to know that we are grieving with you in the loss of Mackey. We both remember so many good times with Mackey throughout the years. Know that you are all in our prayers.
Jimmy Todd

Posted by James C. Todd III - Laurens, SC - Friend   December 16, 2013

Bet, I have so many good memories of you and Mackey throughout the years.

My thoughts and prayers are wih you through this holiday season and throughout the months to come.

Shirley Smith Spires

Posted by Shirley Smith Spires - Irmo, SC - friend   December 15, 2013

Deer Bet - I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Mackey touched many lives. I will never forget her smile and laughter. I pray for you and your family this Christmas and in the months to come.

Posted by Jane Crosby - Columbia, SC - Old Friend   December 15, 2013

Bet, there is nothing I can say that will make your grief any easier. Just know that many many of us love you and are praying for strength and comfort for you. Take care my friend.

Posted by Ba rbara Blount Pierce - Blythewood, SC - long time friend   December 15, 2013

Bet, May God hug you a little closer during the next few days and fill your heart with wonderful memories. Prayers and hugs being sent your way.

Posted by Macy Long - Lexington, SC   December 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family in your time of sorrow

Posted by Stan Matthews - Chapin, SC - High School Friend   December 15, 2013

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I shall miss my young friend , especially her beautiful smiling face. She was such a joy to be with. I pray all the happy memories will help you through this time of grief.Mayy God give you peace.

Posted by Dottie LaFitte - Columbia, SC - Old Friend   December 15, 2013

Dear Bet: I was shocked and saddened to learn of Mackey's death. She was a live wire and will be missed by her many friends. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Mackey & I shared a ton of laughs & life will be a little duller without her.

Posted by Sarah Heyward IDE - Springfield, VA - Childhood friend   December 15, 2013

My condolences to you, Bet. We will be thinking of you!

Posted by Margaret Anne Bumgardner DuBose - Columbia, SC   December 15, 2013


Words do not express my sorrow for your loss. I will be thinking of you and Mackey often and praying that God will place his hand on you as I know he has on Mackey.

Posted by Sarah McKenzie Dyson - Beaufort, SC - college friend   December 15, 2013

It's sad saying goodbye to a life long friend.

Posted by Chris Powell - Columbia, SC - Friend   December 15, 2013

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mackey's passing. Bet please know that my prayers and love are with you.

Posted by Susan Hinrichs - Matthews, NC - Friend   December 15, 2013

Dear Bet, please know how sorry for your loss of I'm sure your best friend!! My heart and help go out to you and your family !! Dainty and I send our love and know the difficulties of loosing someone close, particularly around the holidays!! We will keep you in our prayers for strength and hope!

Posted by Laurie Cannon    December 14, 2013

Sweet Bet
Sending you love and hugs
I am just at a loss for any other words
Please know that jim and I are holding you in our hearts and prayers

Posted by Kat King-Goodrich - Oakland, CA - Friend   December 14, 2013

I am heartbroken about Mackey and can only imagine the loss you must feel. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Pam Ellis Hall - Burlington, NC - Converse friend   December 14, 2013

Dear Bet,
I am so very sorry and in speaking with Mackey over the last two years, you were so very important to her. She never failed to speak about you and her love for you. I send you my love and support from afar. God bless you and your loving angel.


Posted by Donna Willis - Pittsboro, NC - college friend   December 14, 2013

Dear Bet and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss of Mackey. Words mean so very little at a time like this, but please know you are loved and that you are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Posted by rhonda logan wills - charlotte, NC - friend   December 14, 2013

The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends deepest sympathy to the Tarrant family.

Posted by Dave Turner    December 14, 2013