Mrs. Elaine Mack Bussey was born on February 26, 1940 in Lane, South Carolina. She was the sixth of nine children born to Caleb and Mary Rebbeca Kennedy Mack.
She received her education at Williamsburg county school system. She played high school basketball. She relocated to New York and received her bachelor degree.
Elaine accepted Christ at an early age. She joined Grace Baptist Church of Christ, after searching for a church home. She was an active member, Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent of the Sunday School Department, Director and Teacher of Vacation Bible School, Secretary of the Missionary Ministry.
Elaine was a loving, kind person who always greeted you with a smile. Elaine was employed with New York City Traffic Department for a period of ten years, and later gained employment with the New York City Department of Corrections there she met and married her husband William Bussey. Elaine was part of the correction department bowling league, traveling a lot and winning. She earned the title of Assistance Deputy Warden, after 20 years of service she retired from the correction department and went to work at JFK airport as private security.
Elaine was preceded in death by four brothers: Abraham, Peter, Jerry and Paul; two sisters: Luvenia and Florence.
Elaine leaves to cherish her memories her husband: William Bussey; two brothers: Samuel Mack (of Brooklyn, New York), Randy (Barbara) Mack (Brooklyn, New York), her step-sons: William Bussey, Jr. (of Florida) and Earl Monroe: sister-in-laws: Mary Alice Mack (of Richmond, Virginia) and Lula Jean Whitfield; special nephew: Dennis Delegall (Brooklyn, New York) and a host of nieces, nephews and friends, a special young lady Elaine calls her baby Jabreia Jackson.