Deborah Teresa Mackie

Deborah Teresa Mackie, 61, of Scaly Mountain, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

She was born in Winston Salem to the late Hugh Edward and Ollie Ada Styers Mackie.

She worked in the hospitality industry for 37 years and she was a very successful Realtor in the Highlands and Scaly Mountain area for 16 years. During her time at Keller Williams, she served as the president of the Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors.

She was an excellent cook and loved to prepare delicious food for family and friends. She loved gardening, hiking, Lexington-style barbeque, sunsets and cats.

In her earlier years, she attended Boonville Elementary School and was a member of the Starmount High School Class of 1974. She was a majorette in the Starmount band and member of the National Honor Society.

After high school, she attended Western Carolina University and majored in Accounting.

She was known throughout her life as a loving and kind-hearted person. She was brave and humble as she persevered through breast cancer 15 years ago. In her last months she battled cancer again, but was not able to overcome it this time. During her last days, she knew she was experiencing God’s will.

Survivors include her devoted husband, Peter Joseph Roth of Scaly Mountain; her beloved cat, Lexie; a very special sister-in-law, Jane Mackie; and her aunt, Annie Maude Stimson. She also leaves behind many dear friends and extended family members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Edward Mackie.

A celebration of life service is planned for the spring.

Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Mackie family.

A go fund me account has been established to help defray medical costs at https://www.gofundme.com/love-healing-for-debbie-mackie.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Sapphire Valley Community Center.

Deborah Teresa Mackie, 61, of Scaly Mountain, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

She was born in Winston Salem to the late Hugh Edward and Ollie Ada Styers Mackie.

She worked in the hospitality industry for 37 years and she was a very successful Realtor in the Highlands and Scaly Mountain area for 16 years. During her time at Keller Williams, she served as the president of the Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors.

She was an excellent cook and loved to prepare delicious food for family and friends. She loved gardening, hiking, Lexington-style barbeque, sunsets and cats.

In her earlier years, she attended Boonville Elementary School and was a member of the Starmount High School Class of 1974. She was a majorette in the Starmount band and member of the National Honor Society.

After high school, she attended Western Carolina University and majored in Accounting.

She was known throughout her life as a loving and kind-hearted person. She was brave and humble as she persevered through breast cancer 15 years ago. In her last months she battled cancer again, but was not able to overcome it this time. During her last days, she knew she was experiencing God’s will.

Survivors include her devoted husband, Peter Joseph Roth of Scaly Mountain; her beloved cat, Lexie; a very special sister-in-law, Jane Mackie; and her aunt, Annie Maude Stimson. She also leaves behind many dear friends and extended family members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Edward Mackie.

A celebration of life service is planned for the spring.

Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Mackie family.

A go fund me account has been established to help defray medical costs at https://www.gofundme.com/love-healing-for-debbie-mackie.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Sapphire Valley Community Center.

Crossroads Chronicle

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