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Huey Prince Mace



Huey Prince Mace

Source: Tena Mace

Mr. Huey Prince Mace Sr. was born November 15, 1934, in Learned Mississippi to the late Mr. George and Mrs. Esther Mace.  He was the youngest of twelve children born to his parents.


Huey attended Hinds County Schools; he accepted Christ as his Personal Savior at a young age at New Oak Ridge Church.  Huey worked for the Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, for over forty years on several of the barges as a chef.


Huey was married to his beloved wife of 55 years, the late Berdia Mae Flagg Mace.  To this union, they were blessed with seven children.


Huey was an instructor at heart, teaching many his culinary arts traits.  All of his family and friends reaped the fruits of his labor of love in the kitchen, especially with his famous gumbo and cinnamon rolls.  His love, passion and dedication to culinary arts hep him assist others in the food industry to become renowned chefs.


Huey was a gifted carpenter who taught the skills he acquired over the years to his sons and nephews.  He was proud of the legacy that he passed down to his loved ones.  This was evident because he would often be seen wearing the Mace Construction cap to his Doctors appointments (this gave him the opportunity to brag to the doctors and nurses about his son’s company).


His love for others was evident-he loved gardening, and would raise enough vegetables for his family, neighbors and friends.  Huey was also a lover of animals, especially the cattle he raised.  Huey would drive up to the cattle pin and blow the horn in his truck and call out to his cows, (hey yawl come on here)., and the cows would make their way to the feeding pin.


On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 around 11:00 a.m., God dispatched his Angels to River Region Medical Center to reclaim his child, Huey Prince.  Huey was reunited with his parents, George and Ester Mace; his wife Berdia Mae; two sons, four brothers and six sisters.


He leaves to cherish and celebrate his loving legacy, two sons, Huey Jr. and Robert (Betty) Mace Sr. of Vicksburg MS; eleven daughters, Lynette (Rev. Elbert) O’Neal, Tena Mace, Janice (Jerome) Carter, Angela Hampton, Shirlena (Percy) Lambert, Rosie Gray, Rosalyn Gray, Bessie Gray, Glenda (Angelo),  Taylor of Dallas, Texas, Mary (Dale) Edwardson of Ocean Springs MS, Deborah (Gregory) Carmichael of FL; a dear friend Ms. Pauline Major, one sister, Ethel Mace of Indianapolis, Indiana , one brother-in-law, James Flagg Sr., and five sisters-in-laws, Janie Pollard, Beulah Green, Bernice Robinson, Odell Flagg-Allen and Emma Flagg; a daughter -in-law, Clara Pittman; thirty-two grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and other family members.


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