Welcome to the
memorial page for
Elizabeth M. Mackason
June 28, 1924
~ September 14, 2018
Keyport, NJ 07735
Elizabeth M. Mackason was born on June 28, 1924 to the late Georgia and Patrick Henry Johns in Catherine Township, a small town in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The Lord called Elizabeth home in the late night hours on Friday September 14, 2018, to join him in a beautiful place full of peace, love and glory.
After graduating from high school, Elizabeth was united in Holy Matrimony with the late Leroy H. Mackason. They were married for almost 60 years of life and this union blessed them with two daughters and one son. Elizabeth was known to family and friends as "MaMa Lizzie" and everyone knew of her unrelenting devotion to Christ, family and caring for others.
She also worked at Fort Monmouth as a secretary when she graduated high school and then was a homemaker who took care of all her family.
MaMa Lizzie joined Second Baptist Church in Keyport in 1962. She was dedicated to her church and for almost five decades was a member of the Second Baptist Church Missionary Circle. She served as the Recording Secretary of the Women's Auxillary to the Missionary Baptist Association (Seacoast) from 1976-1980, and served as Financial Secretary from 1981-1982. MaMa Lizzie was also very active with the Deaconess Board and served as the past President. She received several awards and plaques of recognition over the years for her dedication and service to the Lord, the church and the community.
MaMa Lizzie was a humble and caring person who never really passed any judgments on people, and always welcomed people in her home with a cup of coffee or a plate of food. All of her grand-daughters have fond memories of being kids and getting to drink coffee and eat their special food with her, a subtle but special memory, you don't forget. MaMa Lizzie loved to read, pray, sing, cook and care for others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy H. Mackason; daughter Linda Mackason; son Leroy Mackason; and eldest daughter Marilyn Lee, a nephew who was like her son (Billy) and siblings (Ethel Johns, Lillian Tucker and Patrick Henry Johns) and her parents.
MaMa Lizzie is survived by her son-in-law Raymond Lee and daughter-in-love Lelia Mackason; grandchildren Sylvia (Harlie) Pankey, Terri (Derrell) llis, Marlene, Kimberly, Jawon, Ralph and Ros; great-grandchildren Harlie, Taahir, Darria, Bryana, Nafee, Kymberli, Ayanna, Alana and Raymond; a great-great grandchild Milani; two special nieces Betty and Joan; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
If you knew MaMa Lizzie you know she is really at peace and telling you not to cry for me, not to shed a tear....I am with my God and beautiful children. I know you will join me and I have no fears......
I Have A Place In Heaven
Please don't sing sad songs for me,
Forget your grief and fears,
For I am in a perfect place,
Away from pain and tears....
I'm far away from hunger, And hurt and want and pride.
I have a place in heaven,
With the Master at my side.
My life on Earth was good,
As earthly lives can go,
But Paradise is so much more
Than anyone can know....
My heart is filled with happiness, and sweet rejoicing, too.
To walk with God is perfect peace,
A joy forever new.