Fannie M. Mackey, 87, a former high school teacher and a retired Government Printing Office employe who was active in senior citizen associations, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence Hospital.
Born in Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Mackey graduated from the Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute, now Virginia State University, in 1908.
Before moving to Washington in the late 1920s, she taught high school in Virginia. In 1943, she joined the Government Printing Office, from which she retired as a bookbinder in 1957.
Mrs. Mackey was an active member of the Banneker Community Center Senior Citizens Club and was a founder of the Senior Citizens Club at St. George's Episcopal Church in Washington.
She received achievement awards from the D.C. chapter of the International Senior Citizens Association and the Institute of Gerontology and the Univeristy of the District of Columbia, which also gave her an award for "outstanding contributions to humanity."
In 1974, she was honored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs for her civic activities.
Mrs. Mackey was a former organist at St. George's Episcopal Church and helped organize the church's Girl's Friendly Society. She recently served as cochairman of the church's Jubilee Year Cookbook Committee.
She was a former secretary of the Virginia State University alumni club and a member of the National Association of Negro Women's Clubs, Widows of World War I, the American Legion Auxiliary and the National Retired Teachers Association.
Her husband, Garland L., a District Court probation officer, died in 1969.
Survivors include a son, Garland L., of Washington; a daughter, Jean M. Covington of Robbinsdale, Minn.; a sister, Charlotte Matthews of Petersburg, Va., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Fannie Mackey Memorial Endowment Fund at St. George's Episcopal Church.