Mack Alston, Jr

  • Born: April 27, 1947
  • Died: December 24, 2014
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

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814 Franklin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel. (703) 549-0089

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mack was born on April 27, 1947 and passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Mack was a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Growing up in Georgetown Mack not only played football he played basketball also an my brother Robert white (fish) played with him. I remember going to the practice sometimes an watching the team practice an Mack would call me fish brother.a real good guy someone I looked up to,God bless his family.

Posted by David Grate - Hackensack, NJ - Friend   September 25, 2016

Mrs. Alson and Family
You have my deepest condolences. Mack was an exceptionally kind human being. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing and will keep you in my prayers.

In Sympathy

Posted by Lynn Wilson - Bryans Road, MD   January 29, 2015

Uncle Mack,
You have ALWAYS been a GREAT

FATHER FIGURE and UNCLE anyone can ask for. Words can't express how much I will miss you and our conversation. I will forever honor your name. I pray that I can be half of the person you have been . Thank you for showing ALL of US the way to do things. I Love you always RIP UNCLE MACK

Posted by Madeline Harvey - Charlotte, NC - Uncle   January 23, 2015

Uncle Mack,
You have ALWAYS been a GREAT

FATHER FIGURE and UNCLE anyone can ask for. Words can't express how much I will miss you and our conversation. I will forever honor your name. I pray that I can be half of the person you have been . Thank you for showing ALL US the way to do things. I Love you always RIP UNCLE MACK

Posted by Madeline Harvey - Charlotte, NC - Uncle   January 23, 2015

Uncle Mack,
You have ALWAYS been a GREAT FATHER FIGURE and UNCLE anyone can ask for. Words can't express how much I will miss you and our conversation. I will forever honor your name. I pray that I can be half of the person you have been . Thank you showing ALL the way to do things. I Love you always

Posted by Madeline Harvey - Charlotte, NC - Uncle   January 23, 2015

My deepest sympathy to the family. May God bless you.

Posted by Robert Hunter - Bowie, MD - Classmate at UMES   January 10, 2015

To The Alston Family:
Mack and I were on the Football Team together at the then, Maryland State College. He was a great player and human being. We know not the moment, nor the hour when death will appear. Never the less, Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal??.
Enjoy your Flight Mack!
Peace!??

Posted by Dr: Raymond E. Banks Sr. (Class of 1969) - Baltimore, MD   January 09, 2015

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by A friend   January 09, 2015

May God always bless the Alston Family. The Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church Family will always keep you in our prayers.

Posted by Rev. Samuel Whittaker - Arlington,, VA   January 09, 2015

All of his frineds on the TC WIlliams HS coaching staff send our thoughtrs and prayers to the entire Alston family, Mack was a wonderful man and a great coach, he will be missed, Donnie Simpson

Posted by A friend   January 08, 2015

To the Alston Family,
May GOD bless the family of a great man,a fantastic athlete and most of all , a kind and gentle human being. Mack was always so positive and encouraging especially when I was an young student athlete trying to make it. I always looked up to him and I watched him play for the colts and the Redskins. I was always proud to tell people that I knew Mack Alston and we went to the same university.This great HAWK will surely be missed whenever HAWKS gather in Princess Anne.
May he Rest in Peace,
Billy Gordon
Maryland State College 1974

Posted by Billy Gordon - Olney, Maryland, MD   January 07, 2015

So sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with Mack's family.

Posted by Dan Ryczek - Olney, MD   January 06, 2015

Mack was the ultimate professional. I am proud to have been his teammate with the Colts for two seasons. I always admired his maturity and continued high level of play as a veteran! Rest in peace and may God Bless his family.

Posted by Brian DeRoo - Indio, CA   January 06, 2015

I had the honor of being Mack's teammate and friend with the Baltimore Colts. He was a great teammate marked by his humility and integrity as a man. So sorry for your loss but i know much to celebrate as well. Peace

Posted by joe ehrmann - baltimore, MD   January 06, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Vickie Florence - Alexandria, VA   January 06, 2015

To the Alston Family, I extend my sincere and profound condolences to you on the loss of dear Mack. I fondly remember him as a gentle kind classmate who always had a friendly smile for all. His qualities distinguished him as a very special soul that I remembered many years later when I saw him playing in the NFL. Now that he has abandoned the physical garment and ascended to the spiritual world, I am sure that he will be lovingly welcomed and embraced by God.
With deepest sympathy,
Valerie Dana (nee Watts)

Posted by A friend   January 05, 2015

Dear Family of Mack Alston:
With deep and profound sympathy, I extend my condolences on the loss of your dear Mack. I remember Mack as a very gentle, kind and friendly young man at Maryland Eastern Shore. I fondly remember watching him playing in the NFL and thinking of what an asset he was to professional football, but more importantly to humanity. I can only imagine that he retained those qualities that distinguished him at Maryland throughout his life. I am sure that he has abandoned the physical garment and has ascended to the spiritual world he will be received by our Lord with a loving embrace.
With deepest sympathy,
Valerie Dana (nee Watts) class of 1968

Posted by A friend   January 05, 2015

He never forgot what it meant to be a Maryland Hawk! He was supportive and encouraging. He gave as much as he got. A lesson for all alumni of HCBU's

Posted by Dana Jones - Sunderland, MD   January 05, 2015

God blessed Mack with a wonderful life. May the good that you did be magnified by your family and friends. It was an honor to be your teammate and friend, and working the Art Shell Football camps with you. Obie M. Barnes, "70"

Posted by A friend   January 05, 2015

My Condolences to the Alston, Georgetown, and Hawk's Family on the lost of our loved one and brother. As a youngster growing up in Georgetown, and hearing about and watching Mack play, was inspirational and aspiring as a young athlete and made me become part of the UMES-Georgetown pipeline that my predecessors like Mack made possible. God Bless my brother and homey!

Posted by Will Vanderhorst / Class of 1978 - Pasadena, MD   January 04, 2015

My condolences to the family.. I'm thankful I got to see my cousin in Florida at my grandma Lillie B's funeral,his smile was so adorable. Rest in heaven. As people in Georgetown call me (Betty's) baby

Posted by Sabrina Jordan - Charlotte, NC - Cousin   January 03, 2015

My condolences to the family.. I'm thankful I got to see my couin in Florida at my grandma Lillie B's funeral,his smile was so adorable. Rest in heavan. As people in Georgetown call me (Betty's) baby

Posted by Sabrina Jordan - Charlotte, NC - Cousin   January 03, 2015

Mack was my classmate at college, he became a friend, his heart was as big as he was tall.Mack truly cared for his friends, community and college UMES. God knows best, those who you touched will miss you. R.I.P. my friend you earned you rest.

Posted by Wayne Jearld    January 03, 2015

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My prayers are with the family, cousin Rose and the children. I will forever remember that smile. I got to see him at my grandma Lillie B's homegoing. May you rest in heaven cousin Mack..

Posted by Sabrina Jordan - Charlotte, NC   January 03, 2015

Deepest regrets for your loss. My faith says Mack is in a better place and he is one who certainly deserves that. During this time, my prayers are with the family, loved ones, and all of the many people he's impacted by the way he lived his life. A truly inspiring individual and one who will be missed greatly. Many blessings

Posted by Sharon Holland Winchester - Baltimore, MD   January 03, 2015

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Uncle Mac,
I love you so much. The memories we shared on earth while you were living I will forever cherish. Your such an inspiring man. You may be be alive physically, but your always be alive in our family and in my heart. Your gone but never forgottenm you'll remain a gem to us. Love you so much. I pray we see each other again on the other side in Heaven.
Your niece,
Kayla

Posted by Kayla Alston - Myrtle Beach, SC - Niece   January 03, 2015

To the Family of Mack Alston,

Peace and Blessings be upon you. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mack on this sad occasion. Mack was an outstanding human being and his presence will be solely loss. I was blessed to have know this wonderful man and fellow Hawk.

Peace be unto you,

Bryant

Posted by Bryant Mitchell - Salisbury, MD   January 02, 2015

My condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Retired- Alexandria City Public Schools

Posted by Dorothy McKenzie - Bowie, MD   January 02, 2015

The prayers and thoughts of the Mitchell Family are with you. May GOD grant you his peace and understanding.

Posted by Brazell Mitchell - Alexandria, VA - Church Friend   January 02, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that God knows how you feel at this time 1Peter5 : 7.

Posted by - AL   January 02, 2015

My sincere condolences to the Alston Family, I played Football with Mack, and he was a great ball player and a greater person, he will be missed by all.

Posted by Eugene Pulley - Baltimore, MD   January 02, 2015

Edward-Letha Bonds

Posted by A friend   January 02, 2015

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I pray that God will bless and give the family comfort during this difficult situation for the lost of your loved one.

Posted by Burlie Frink, Jr - Aberdeen, MD   January 02, 2015

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My pRaye go to GOD to keep His arms around the family. Although Mack is physically gone I believe his spirit will always be with his family. Peace and blessings.

Posted by Rosa j Hodge - Washington, DC, DC   January 02, 2015

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Mrs. Rose Alston and Family:

I extend to you my prayers and God's blessings to comfort you in the transitioning of my FRIEND. God knows best and He takes only the BEST to share eternity with Him. May you find peace and joy in knowing that Mack is safely home, forever in the presence of Jesus Christ.Mack was a great guy with a big heart and will be missed. He will forever be a member of the Class of 70, The Best and Last of MSC.

May God bless and keep you.

Bill Armstrong
Class of 70, MSC

Posted by William F. Armstrong - Silver Spring, MD   January 02, 2015

My condolences to the Alston family.his legacy help set the standard for me as a professional.great man and person.

Posted by Carl Hairston - Blaine, WA   January 02, 2015

Rose and Family my condolences to you.

Posted by Marjorie Alston Stallings - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 31, 2014

It was my pleasure to meet you and take care of you and your wonderful family. You were truly a wonderful man. You will be missed.

Posted by Tammy Coleman - Alexandria, VA - Nurse - INOVA Hospital   December 30, 2014

To Rose and Family, my heart felt sympathy on your loss! Love, Georgia Brown and Family

Posted by Georgia Brown - Alexandria - Friend/co worker   December 30, 2014

Mack was such a fine example of what a young man @ 21 yrs of age
should aspire to be like an excellent role model!! When I was a freshman
Mack was a senior and I tried to follow his lead or his lead by example!!
Mack you taught me alot!! Thank you!!
Now you are with the Lord, rest my brother!!!
greg anderson

Posted by Gregory Anderson - Woodruff, SC - UMES Football teammate   December 30, 2014

Family:
God has been good to us!! We will always remember the good and even cherish what we thought was bad because we now see God's perfect will. The word of God says, "And I will take thee one of a city and two of a family and I will bring you to Zion" We are grateful and thankful to God for what HE has done. Continue to trust in God and forever thank Him for giving us Mack Jr.
I love you. "Overseer Cheryl Alston Palmer" ~ Cheryl~ Prattville, Alabama

Posted by Cheryl Alston Palmer - Prattville, AL - Sister   December 30, 2014

Mack was my friend, teammate, and classmate. A proud member of the class of 1966 at Howard High School in Georgetown SC..
Our most sincere condolences to Rose and the rest of his family.
So long my friend, may you rest in peace . To God be the glory!

Posted by Lorenzo C Mickel - Hockessin, DE - Friend   December 30, 2014

It was a pleasure taking care of you on Unit 21. Even when you were not feeling up to it you always put your best foot forward. Amazing guy you were!

Posted by Tonae Williams - Alexandria, VA - Former Caregiver   December 30, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Mack's passing. My memories of him as a quiet, gentle and patient man. My prayers to his loving wife and children.

Posted by Valdenia Simmons - District Hts, MD - cousin   December 30, 2014

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Mack outstanding person

Posted by Fred S Smals - Wilmington, DE - High School classmate   December 29, 2014

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Sarah and family,

May the peace and love of God sustain you at this most difficult time. Look to Him who is able to keep you for your comfort. You and the family are in our prayers.

Love,

Ben and Mary

Posted by Benjamin and Mary Goins Nesbitt - Murrells Inlet, SC - Childhood Friend   December 29, 2014

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To God be the Glory for the great things He has done! I am grateful for the life of Mack Alston. I had no biological children but Mack Alston was truly like an adopted son to me. I met him in more than thirty years ago and over the years, we enjoyed a beautiful father son relationship. I turned 90 this year and over the years as my health failed, Mack never missed an opportunity to check in on me, visit me, take me to doctors appointments and make sure that I had everything that I needed. I am so happy to know that during his illness, he grew strong spiritually and definitely knew the Lord. I know that the Angels in Heaven must be rejoicing to have Mack home. To Rose, may the peace that God gives sustain your family during this time of sorrow. I pray that the memories of special times with Mack which live in your heart will sustain you in the days ahead. As the days become more difficult I pray that you will remember the words in the 121 Psalm verse 1: I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from which comes my help. Love and Blessings. Moses McCray of Lomax AME Zion Church, Arlington, Virginia

Posted by MOSES McCray - Arlington, VA - close friend   December 29, 2014

To Sarah and Family
We pray God give you peace beyond your own understanding

Posted by Carl J & Diana Rutledge - Pawleys Island, SC - Home Friends   December 27, 2014

May the peace God gives sustain your family during this difficult time. Lean on one another as the days ahead become too hard to bear alone. Share your memories they will be a source of joy. Seeing the promises in God's word the bible will help you to gain strength and fortify your hearts, granting you comfort. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17; jw.org)

Posted by Cameron    December 27, 2014