Rev. Mack Charles Hurst
Rev. Mack Charles Hurst transitioned peacefully to his eternal home on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Rev. Hurst was born on July 29, 1940 in Greensburg, Louisiana. He was a retired pastor of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Eighth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a lifelong member of Greater Turner Chapel AME Church, Greensburg, LA. Rev. Hurst graduated from Helena High School in Greensburg, LA in 1957. He was a 1966 graduate of Southern University and A&M College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Agricultural Education. He furthered his education as a Kellogg Fellow at North Carolina AT&T University, Graduate School of Economics. After 10 years of employment as County Supervisor with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, he retired to become a state licensed, commercial and residential building contractor.
Rev. Hurst answered the call to preach in July 1988 and served his entire pastoral ministry in the Louisiana Annual Conference. He pastored Gaines Chapel, Tangipahoa; Salter Chapel, Bogalusa; Greater St. James, Hammond; and Grant Chapel, Amite City. He was always faithful to the mission of the AME Church and through his ministry many were converted. His affiliations included Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Prince Hall Freemasonry and he served on the Region 2 Local Workforce Development Board for many years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 46 years, Brenda Garrett Hurst; seven children, Sharon Brown (Earl), Myron Hurst, LaCynthia Hurst, Nicole Mitchell (Harry), Eric Hurst, Sr., Bettina Marble (Robert) and Aimee Anderson (Derek); ten siblings, Alcee Hurst (Viola), Velma Hurst, Fred Hurst, Jr., Thomas Hurst, Sr. (Shirley), Walter Hurst, Sr. (Debra Ann), Lawrence Hurst, Hollis Hurst, Melvin Hurst (Hazel), Ora Avery and Marshall Hurst; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A public Drive-Through Viewing will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 18, 2020. A public Walk-Through viewing will be 8:00 – 10:00 am, Thursday, November 19, 2020 at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home 87 Paddio Johnson hwy 1042 Greensburg, La. followed by a private funeral service at 11:00 am which is limited to family only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Rev. Dr. Moses Simms, Officiating. Interment, Greater Turner Chapel AME Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted by MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Greensburg, LA.