Troy Community – Miss Maggie Lauren Tackett, age 12, died Friday, July 5, 2019, from injuries she sustained in a boating accident while at Smith Lake, Alabama with her family. She was born May 20, 2007 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Tim Tackett and Ashlee Sanders Tackett. A lifelong resident of the Troy Community, she attended South Pontotoc School where she had completed the 6th grade and was looking forward to beginning 7th grade in the fall of this year and playing on the 7th grade softball team. She was very athletic and enjoyed playing soccer and softball with Pontotoc Parks and Recreation. Her hobbies included competitive sports, camping and going to the lake with family and friends. She loved make-up, drawing, and being outdoors. Maggie was full of life, laughter, and she loved her family most of all.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 PM, Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Faith Outreach Church, Okolona, MS with Bro. Jimmy Bryan and Bro. Will Turner officiating. Private burial will follow in Pontocola Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 4 PM to 8 PM and Thursday from 1 PM to service time, all at the church on Hwy 41 North in Okolona.
Survivors include her parents, Tim and Ashlee Tackett of Troy Community; two brothers, Cooper Tackett and Micah Tackett, both of the home; grandparents, Larry and Margaret Tackett of Troy Community and Mike and Ginger Price of Shannon, and numerous friends.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Long, Andy Long, Ryne Long, Kody Long, Dylan Tackett, and Stephen Newell. Honorary pallbearers will be her extended family, camping group, and teammates from South Pontotoc Softball team.
Memorials in memory of Maggie Tackett may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com.