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Obituary for John Emery Lacey Jr.

John E Lacey, Jr, 61, of Mechanicsville, Maryland passed away on March 31, 2024 with his loving family by his side. John was born July 25, 1962 to the late John E. Lacey, Sr and Helen A. Emmert. John was a plumber by trade and had been retired for the last five Years. To say that he was a diehard Redskins fan was an understatement. He was a huge sports fan and loved the Nationals, Orioles and had recently enjoyed watching golf. His most favorite sports/teams were the ones that his boys played. He was always their biggest fan. He was so proud of the Men that his boys have become. John had a huge heart and he was who he was and was not apologetic for it. You always knew where you stood with him. Being a Dad and a Paw Paw was his most favorite things. He loved his boys and grandchildren more than anything. John also loved playing his guitar. He played it almost every day. His days in a band and getting together with his buddies to “jam” was something he really enjoyed. Taking a ride on his Harley with his wife, Donna, was something that he cherished.

John is survived by his beloved wife Donna whom he married on April 16, 1983. This year would have made it 41 years they have been married. He is also survived by his Mother Helen Emmert and Stepfather Roy Emmert. His three sons John E Lacey, III (Wendi), Jeffrey Lacey (Lindsey) and Jason Lacey (Carly). His Grandchildren, his brightest light everyday, Jayde Lacey, Walker Lacey, Easton Lacey and One on the Way, his nieces and great niece and all the extended family that he considered his own.

Pallbearers will be John Lacey, III, Jeffrey Lacey, Jason Lacey, Sterling Walker, Steven Remetz, Zack Karis, Derek Thomas, Josh Gray, Riley McMullen and Gary Gray.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jayde Lacey, Walker Lacey, Easton Lacey, Wendi Lacey, Lindsey McNeal, Carly Eastburn, Erica Walker, Braylee Walker, Adlee Walker, Baby Sterling Walker, Wayne Stover, Roger Turman, and Robert (Rebel) Brickey.

Family will receive friends for John’s Life Celebration with Visitation on Monday, April 8 from 5-8pm with Prayers at 7:00 and the Funeral on Tuesday April 9 at 10:00 am with Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Bushwood, MD. All Services are being held at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in John’s name to the Mechanicsville Rescue Squad.