Shena Mackey & Sa’Kye Jackson

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Sa’Kye Jackson arrived on April 25, 2022. A blessing laid softly into the arms of his parents, Shena Mackey and
Trayvon Jackson. Although Sa’Kye was with his family for a brief moment, that’s all the time he needed to change
the lives of those he touched forever. Our family is forever changed and forever grateful to have spent this brief,
but incredibly meaningful, time with Sa’Kye.

He is survived by his father; Trayvon Jackson, brother; Si’Jhon Brooks, great grandmothers; Sheila Mackey, Marion Howard and Gloria Jackson, grandmothers; Tonya Mackey and Tracy Kojo, grandfather; Tracey Jackson and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Shena T’Naja Mackey, of Columbus, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Mach 10, 2023. Shena, 28, was a beloved
mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and fiancé. Shena Mackey was born on October 1, 1994 to Tonya Mackey (mother)
and Damien Forney (father). After high school, Shena worked different jobs enjoying the variety of life. She enjoyed
working in the healthcare field mainly with MRDD clients. Shena enjoyed dancing and telling jokes. She was most
passionate about her family and friends. Shena received great joy spending time with her children, siblings, friends,
nieces, and nephews. Anyone who crossed paths with Shena knew she had a heart of gold.

Shena was preceded in death by her sons; Symier Hairston and Sakye Jackson, grandfather; Carl E. Mackey, grandmother;
Brenda Forney, great grandmother; Annette Kirkling, uncle; Anthony Kirkling, and cousin; Jaron Kirkling.

She is survived by grandmother; Sheila Mackey, mother; Tonya Mackey, sisters; Alisha Clark(Jason), Shanyce
Nesbitt (Cameron), Katina Mackey, and Naomi Mackey, brothers; Kevin Dooley, D’Angleo Hall, and Ty’Dreuis

A celebration of life in the honor Shena and Sakye’s beautiful lives will be held at Marlan Gary Funeral
Home North Chapel on March 22, 2023 at 1pm. Family requests in lieu of flowers that a memorial donation be
made to Shena’s son Si’Jhon at

In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Ever Loved Fund. A Memorial/Survivorship fund for Si’Jhon. This will be instrumental in the care of Si’Jhon in the future.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. My prayers are with u all Yolanda is my dear friend . I am.praying for u all much love from chicago

  2. My Deepest Condolences to the Family and Friends , Shena and Sakye will be deeply missed i still can’t believe this Lord give us strength.

  3. It’s hard to even say what you feel in our hearts of the loss of these two God bless their souls and God bless the family. So young they have new start living yet.

  4. Cathy Olson (ENA)

    Yolanda, my deepest condolences to you and your family in this tragic loss of two precious lives. Praying that fond memories of them both will bring comfort and peace at this very difficult time.

  5. Bishop Edward E. Shouse, Sr.

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the Mackey family especially our Mother Marian Mackey, may the God of Peace sustain and keep you all in this moment of bereavement.

    Bishop Edward and Lady Rose Marie and the Shouse family.

  6. Suzanne Montella (ENA)

    Yolanda and Family – Please know you are in my thoughts and heart during this difficult time.

  7. Clarressa (Mackey) Phillips

    To say you have my condolences doesn’t seem like enough. My heart is broken for my cousin, Tonya, and the whole family. I pray for God’s peace and comfort to surround you as you deal with this tragic loss.

  8. Sherice Gregory

    Sending condolences to my cousins from cousins in Omaha,Ne. I pray God comforts you during this difficult time. Love you all. Sherice Gregory. (Daughter of Cherlette Mackey)

  9. Nashon and Darci Swan

    Sending love, prayers and condolences from the Swan Family.

  10. Re’jhon(Si’jhons Dad)Brooks

    ShenaBoo you were the strongest young woman I have ever ran into. Honestly and being a wonderful mother is something you never showed a flaw in. I’m sorry I left you with some big shoes to fill. But like I always knew nothing requiring the kids will ever come up short when I came to you.. Even though your body is at peace .. yo❤️still right here with us… PERIOD SEE YOU L8tr Loveyou

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