Wright's Funeral Home
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 5-8 PM, 201 Hinds Blvd.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
10 AM, 1255 Lebanon Presb. Church Road
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 20, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Lawrence McNair “Mack” Worrell, age 75, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 2nd Battalion 198th Armor and also the 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary, visitation and service details:
May 15, 1946 – February 20, 2022
Lawrence McNair “Mack” Worrell (75) went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 20, 2022. He was born on May 15, 1946 in Lebanon, MS (Hinds County) to Howard T. “Sonny” Worrell and Gladys Williams Worrell.
Mack’s love was fishing; a cane pole and crickets and a nice sunny day. After high school, he attended Barber college. Mack joined the Army, became Sergeant First Class E-7 during his 14 years and was honorable discharged with several decorations, medals, and campaign ribbons awarded such as BIFV Master Gunner.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Carmichael) Worrell, brother, David Exum Worrell (Tommy Lynn); sons, Lawrence McNair “Larry” Worrell (Lisa), David James Worrell (Anita); grandchildren, James Richard Worrell, Brandi Leigh Worrell Bishop (Blake), Hunter Blake Worrell (Hailey) and Adam Isaiah Worrell.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Howard Terry Worrell Jr. and William Thomas “Willie” Worrell.
Visitation is Wednesday, February 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond, MS. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 24, at the old Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, MS.
His pallbearers are Randall McCool, William Winton Worrell, Christopher Drew Boleware, David Exum Worrell, Robert Earl Kelly, Scott Anthony Bonner, Thomas Earl Kelly, and Glenn Kelly.