Virginia Kay "Mako" Herald(1969 - 2013)

Mako (f/k/a Virginia Kay Herald), 44, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, after a 2 1/2-year battle with cancer. Service: A service celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Vine Fellowship, 5229 Kelly Elliott Road, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Mako Animal Rescue Fund at Mercy Animal Clinic, 7030 N. Shiloh Road, Suite 160, Garland, Texas 75044; or to Community Hospice of Texas, Inpatient Services at Arlington Memorial Hospital, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Mako was born in Norfolk, Va., on March 17, 1969. She graduated from Camden County High School in St. Marys, Ga., in 1987. Mako worked as the library mailroom supervisor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Raised as a military dependent, she resided in several states but always said that some day she would live in Texas to be near her beloved Dallas Cowboys. She took great pride in her part-time employment at Cowboys Stadium. She enjoyed playing softball and football. She also donated her hair to Locks of Love and fostered a dog for an animal rescue organization. The family of Mako wishes to thank "Team Mako" for all their love and support during this difficult time. Survivors: Mako is survived by her parents, John and Cheryl Herald of St. Marys, Ga.; her twin sister, Lucinda Hubbard and husband, Jonathan, and their two sons and two daughters, of Auburn, Ga.; and her sister, Johnetta Waller and husband, William, and their two sons, of Albany, Ga.

Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 15, 2013