Antenette P. Mackin, city teacher

February 26, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Antenette P. Mackin, a retired educator and active church member, died Feb. 19 of a stroke at Northwest Hospital Center. The Randallstown resident was 68.

Antenette Pace was born and raised in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she graduated in 1958 from Atkins High School.

Mrs. Mackin, who moved to Baltimore in 1966, held bachelor's and master's degrees in education from what is now Coppin State University.

She taught English at Bentalou Elementary School for 35 years before retiring in 1998.

Mrs. Mackin had been an active member for 44 years of New Psalmist Baptist Church, where she also was an usher.

She enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Her husband of 34 years, Robert Mackin Jr., a Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. worker, died in 1995.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at her church, 4501 Old Frederick Road.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Mackin III of Baltimore, Reginald Mackin and Preston Mackin, both of Woodlawn, and Brian Mackin of Windsor Mill; two daughters, Dornette Mackin of Baltimore and Faye McCray of Woodlawn; two brothers, Ronnie Pace and Ira Lee Pace, both of Winston-Salem; a sister, Ann Mackey of Winston-Salem; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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