Mr. Mack Edward Lett
Mr. Mack Edward Lett, 94, of Lanett died Thursday, June 22, 2023, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Mt. Hermon’s Life Center, 1601 Magnolia Rd, Lanett, AL 36863 at 12:00 p.m. (EST) with Rev. H. L. Jones officiating. Interment will be in Rehope Baptist Church Cemetery, 5267 County Rd 258, LaFayette. The remains will lie in state at the Life Center from 11:00 a.m. (EST) until the funeral hour. Public viewing will be Friday, June 30, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST) and visitation with the family is from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST). Public viewing and visitation will be held in Vines Funeral Home Chapel.
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“If I can help somebody as I travel along then my living shall not be in vain”
February 28, 1929 - June 22, 2023
The above song lyric expresses the philosophy of Deacon Mack E. Lett as a Christian, husband, father, uncle, cousin, principal, teacher and mentor who planned and worked to improve the lives of every youth who came within his orbit.
He was born the only child to the late Hubert and China B. Lett in Tunnel Springs, AL and was the oldest grandchild on his father’s side and the second oldest on his mother’s side.
He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Antioch Baptist Church #1 in Tunnel Springs, AL under the leadership of the late Webster Higgins, a product of Rehope Baptist Church. He would later join Rehope after his marriage to Mary Brady.
At Rehope, he served in many roles including Chairman of the Deacon Board, Adult Men’s Sunday School teacher, Senior Choir member, and church van driver. Beyond Rehope, he worked on the district level serving as Dean of the Congress of Christian Education from 1992-2007.
His education had it’s beginning in rural Monroe County, graduating from Monroe County Training School. He entered college at Alabama State for Negroes which is now Alabama State University on a work aid program. His education was interrupted when he was drafted by the army in 1950 where he served the majority of his military service in Korea. He was discharged with honors in 1952 and reentered college receiving a Bachelors in Science and Masters in Education. He did further graduate work at Auburn University. He later returned to Alabama State and received a six-year certificate and started a career in secondary education which lasted 36 years. During those years, he served as a teacher, coach, and supervising principal at Cusseta and Southside Elementary.
On May 29, 1955, Mack made a lifelong commitment of love and faithfulness to Mary Brady Lett which has lasted for 68 years. To this union, two children were born: Edward LaRance and Marilyn LaSonja.
He was a member of the Retired Teachers of Chambers County as well as the Alabama Education and National Education Associations. He was an active member of the Greater Valley Chapter of Alabama State University Alumni Association. Deacon Lett was a member of the American Legion Post 67, Valley, AL. He was also an active member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, Gamma Sigma Chapter Tuskegee, AL until his health declined.
After many years of service, the soul of this faithful servant transitioned from earth to heaven. His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ called him home on June 22nd shortly after 10 pm surrounded by his loved ones.
He leaves beautiful memories with his loving wife Mary Brady Lett, his children, Edward LaRance Lett and Marilyn LaSonja Lett-Morgan (Calvin). One granddaughter Ja’Lisa LaSonja Morgan and two grandsons Justin and Julian Morgan. Two special nieces, Marcella La’Shae Flournoy (Bryan) whom they partially raised and Annette Brady, their third daughter. One nephew-son Michael Harmon (Angel), a beloved first cousin, Louise Renter, six sisters-in-law, Janet Williams, Velma Hillsman (Edgar), Linda Ash, Carolyn Lee, Brenda Johnson Walton, and Lela Brady, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, church members, students and friends.
Deacon Lett will live on as a strong Christian man who remained humble, modest, and unpretentious. His life made life better for his family, friends, and community at large and thus his death is not a benediction, but a resurrection to a fairer land where everyday will be Sunday and Sabbath will have no end.
So, goodnight my beloved husband, wonderful father, faithful friend, extraordinary educator, adored brother, and warrior for Christ. We will see you over yonder.
Active Pall Bearers
Nephews and Cousins
Deacons of Rehope
Active Flower Bearers
Nieces and Cousins
Honorary Flower Bearers
The Missionary Society of Rehope
Rehope Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
5267 County Rd 258
We, the family of Deacon Mack E. Lett express our sincere appreciation for the many cards, phone calls, visits, food, expressions and deeds that have comforted us during this time of sorrow. Many thanks to Drs. Downs and Hammond, nurses, Chaplains, social workers, and staff of Chattahoochee Hospice for the competent and compassionate care given our loved one. Our prayer is that God bless each one of you.
I was saddened to hear of Mr Lett’s passing. He was an integral part of Save Alabama Schools, a statewide advocacy group working to change policies to improve rural schools. Sending heartfelt condolences to the Lett family.
MARY C HEARD
I thank God for allowing our path to cross. I was first introduced to Mr. Lett by my mother (Lula Combs)who worked for him at Southside School. I later had the opportunity to work one year with Mr. Lett at Southside school . I will always appreciate the wisdom and knowledge that he shared with me and my mom. He has moved from labor to reward. Thank God for the good memories. RIP
Our sincere condolences the Lett family. We continue to pray for your family.
BARBARA LETT BRUTON
To: Ms Mary and family sending condolences for your loss
From the family of Gladys Mae, we will miss seeing him pop
Up at any time He loved Back home May God continue your strength even after today much love
MARY ANN ALLEN
Mr. Lett was an Inspirational, Kind, Respectful, Helpful and Pleasant Gentleman. Thanks for inviting me to serve on the school board at Southside.
To world of all the greatest male teacher has pass, we loss one of the best Mr. Lett we are still have you in heart an mine we are going to miss you. walter&Teressa wallace.
We came to Southside together,you sort of served as my second father during those 18 years, I don’t think I could have made it without your support and advice RIP MY FRIEND
SHERYLENE JENKINS EDMONSON
My Deepest Condolences, praying for the family strength.
HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV. AND SIS. DOUGLAS JONES SR.
Thoughts and prayers to you all. anything we can do. let us know. Cause brother Lett gave his all and all to the Lord. He served anywhere he can. His face will be truly missed. But this journey to Heaven. We all must one day take. We know our brother is at home in heaven at peace. Go on up and receive your reward. You will be missed.
JESSE AND LISA LEE
We will miss you around the churches. We would have loved for you to stay here. But Gods plan was best. We will remember all the times we shared together. The Joy of laughter. The talks and the smiles. We know you are at peace with our God. It is so sweet just to know one day we will meet again. Thoughts and prayers to our Lett family.
In dedication to a great man, husband, father, and friend. May GOD comfort and keep you. Rest your soul in heavenly peace.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Mr. Let
will truly be missed. Praying for comfort and peace during your time of loss. May God keeP you and your family in his care.
SHELIA JOHNSON KNIGHT
My condolences. May God comfort you and your family.
RUTHIE JONES AND FAMILY
Prayers for the Lett family. May the many memories that were made help to sustain all of you during the difficult days ahead! God bless all of you!
Lasonja my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dad. May God comfort your hearts during this time.
From the daughter of the late Sumpter Lee Lett
Our deepest sympathy to the Lett family. Mr. Lett was an outstanding man. We love you all dearly.
REV L B HOUSTON AND JANICE
God bless the family, we love you'll.
THE HODO AND MAGBY FAMILIES
Sending our condolences to The Lett Family.
Cousin Mack was an inspiration to me
He was a very proud man and a blessing to all of us
CLYDE AND CAROLYN WARE
Praying for the Lett family, God bless!
MARY LOUISE LETT LEE
My condolences , will miss his presence at the revival at Antioch in Tunnel Springs. Rest in peace.
DR. GILBERT MORGAN
Sincere condolences to this precious family
AWANDA TODD & FAMILY
In Loving Memories of Mr.Lett sending our heartfelt condolences…Southside School LaFayette Al
Praying for the Lett family.
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Lett and the entire family. It was a pleasure and honor to know Mr. Lett.
O. D, CURTIS
Our Condolences O. D. Curtis and family
I’m very sorry for your loss. I’m extending, loving hugs and healing kisses.
CAROLYN DOZIER PARHAM
Condolences and prayers to the Lett family and friends. His legacy as an Educator will live on through the lives of his students of Cusetta Elementary and all the family lives he touched. May our Heavenly Father continue to strengthen and inspire you as you move forward during this challenging
time. Be Blessed.
What a wonderful person, we will understand it better bye and bye Mr Cusseta
EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION TRI-COUNTY
We are grateful for the service of Deacon Lett, where he served as Co-chair for many years along side other committee members, Rev. Spidel, Co-chair; Faye Seroyer, Kathy Wright, Charlotte Todd, and the late Alberta Hughley, as well as Mrs. Mary Lett in past years. Thank God for Deacon Lett's living. Lett family you are in our prayers.
BETTY TODD, CHAIRPERSON, TRICOUNTY EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the family of Mr. Mack Lett. Mr. Lett's dedicated service to this organization is greatly appreciated and will Long be remembered. His love for African American History and culture will Long live in the lives of those associated with him and the students he served. Respectively, firstname.lastname@example.org Betty Todd, 334-782-3219
so sorry for your loss .y prayer are with the family mr lett was my jrhigh principal
So sorry for your loss may the Lord strengthen the family during their hours or bereavement. Mr Lett will never be forgotten his committed service to the Chambers County School System and his concern for his fellow man will be forever cherished.
MARIAN WINSTON BROWN & FAMILY
We extend our love, prayers, and heartfelt condolences to each of you at this hour of your bereavement. We are certain that the love and joy Mr. Lett brought to those whose lives he touched will leave many cherished memories. Certainly, as my first employer, I am reminded of his faith walk, fairness, dedication to his staff and students, gentle-spirit, and his love for God.
Let us remember the words of the Psalmist, “…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
Praying for the Lett family , you have my deepest sympathy.1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 . Rest in Perfect Peace
Sending lots of prayers and condolences. He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed.
Praying for the family .
GWEN HARRIS BROOKS
Praying for his wife and children, To God Be The GLORY For The Thing HE Has Done.
With deepest sympathy to the family,he was one of my favorite teacher and was a very good teacher my god rest your soul Mr. Lett, and Rip
His Journey Has Just Begun . Just resting from the sorrows
and the tears, in a place where there are no days and years.
And think of Him as living in the hearts of those He touched
A J & MAE BERRY
We remeber him from the school system. He was always kind and pleasant. May the God of all comfort be with the family and help you during this difficult time
Praying for the Family. He will be missed
I’m very sorry about your loss he was my teacher at Cusseta
The Washingtons send sincere condolences to our family during this time of sorrow. Tennessee and Alabama.Love and hugs to Cousin Mary J.and family.
Praying for the family and the strength of the family
JOYCE E. CARWELL
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.
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