Date of Death: July 29, 2023

Reedy Macque Spigner Jr.’s journey began in Ferriday, LA with roots in Vidalia, LA. His formative years were spent in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Through each chapter of his life, he grew, impacting those around him, and held a special place in the hearts of many. While achieving great things, he remained always devoted to his faith, his family, and his friends.

Born on August 20, 1948, Reedy was the only child of Reedy Mack and Genieva Lloyd Spigner. After the death of his mother in 1950, he was raised by his father (Reedy Mack Spigner Sr.), beloved stepmother (Catherine Neal Spigner) and maternal grandmother (Hortense Lloyd). Reedy was clever and always a happy child, the little one who would light up the room.

A lifelong learner, Reedy graduated from St. Peter Claver High School in San Antonio, Texas. At the age of 16, he continued his educational journey by attending the Central State (Oklahoma), then transferred to Southern University at Baton Rouge (Louisiana), where he earned a degree in psychology. He pursued his passion for law at Texas Southern University School of Law (Houston), where he earned his Juris Doctorate. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was also awarded an honorary degree from Baylor University (Waco) in 1998.

Reedy Macque Jr. pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, Epsilon Gamma Chapter in 1966 as a freshman at Central State now known as the University of Central Oklahoma. He continued his educational and personal pursuits at Southern University, where he was well-known around campus. It was there that he met the love of his life, James Murphy Holloway from Austin, Texas, introduced by his Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brother, David Hall. Their love story began at the campus mailbox, and fifty-three years later, they were still holding hands and smooching like college students.

After graduation, the newlyweds moved to Austin, TX, where Reedy Macque III (aka Little Reedy) was introduced to the world in 1971. Following in his father’s and maternal grandfather’s esteemed footsteps, Little Reedy pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a tradition that strengthened the special bond between father and son. Reedy’s father, his greatest role model, instilled in him a love for life and an unwavering dedication to family and friends. With his father’s fun-loving personality, Reedy Macque III always becomes the life of the party, spreading laughter and joy wherever he goes.

They later moved to Houston, TX, to pursue post-secondary degrees. New opportunities arose, and the couple eventually relocated and settled in the Dallas area in the Summer of 1981.

In Dallas, Reedy Macque found the perfect niche within his legal profession and social circles. With an impressive background as a former Chapter 7 trustee for the Eastern District of Texas, he held a valid license to practice law, granted by the State Bar of Texas, and was admitted to practice before esteemed institutions such as the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. His impact on the community was widely recognized through his active involvement in various organizations. Some of these included the North Texas Legal Services Board, where he served as a dedicated member, and the Local Service Committee of the State Bar of Texas, where he held the esteemed position of former vice chairman.

Reedy’s contributions also extended to the Collin County Bar Association, where he served as a respected officer and director, as well as the Collin County Bar Foundation Judges Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar Association, the J. L. Turner Legal Society, and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Alumni Board for Texas Southern University. In addition to his legal endeavors, Reedy was also an active member of various community-oriented groups, including the Driftwoods, Hums and Connecting Links. Other groups, he enjoyed while being part of were the Rotary Club of Plano, the Cotillion Idlewild Club, where he once served as president, and the MHMR Quality Assurance Committee, where he displayed remarkable leadership as the former chairman.

His philanthropic spirit further shone through his involvement with the American Red Cross and the Plano Crisis Center. Reedy Macque’s dedication to the legal profession and his community service left an indelible mark, making him a highly regarded figure in Dallas and beyond.

In 1985, Reedy’s heart overflowed with joy as he welcomed his daughter, April Danielle (his spitting image!), who became the apple of his eye. Their bond transcended being father and daughter, blossoming into the closest and most cherished friendship. One of his proudest moments was witnessing April’s grace and poise as she was introduced to society as a Cotillion Idlewild debutante in 2005.

Reedy was a distinguished Municipal Judge in Princeton, TX, and Balch Springs, TX. At the time of his transition, Reedy held the esteemed position of IV-D Associate Judge for the First Administrative Judicial Region of the State of Texas, a testament to his unwavering commitment to justice. Beyond his professional accomplishments, he remained a beacon of generosity and compassion. Reedy’s unwavering support for the Southern University Alumni Federation was felt through his consistent financial donations and his assistance to students in need. His enduring commitment to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated was evident, as even in times when his physical presence could not be seen or felt, his checkbook spoke volumes about his enduring faithfulness to the fraternity and its ideals. Reedy’s legacy of selflessness and benevolence will forever inspire and impact the lives of those he encountered along his remarkable journey.

Reedy Macque Spigner Jr. was a true fun aficionado, the undisputed life of every party, and a master of witty jokes that left everyone in stitches. His brilliance was matched only by his incredible focus, making him an inspiration to all. If you were lucky enough to be in his circle of friends, you knew it wasn’t a coincidence – Reedy gravitated towards those who embraced the joy of living and shared his zest for life.

As Reedy embarks on his next great adventure, he joins his beloved mother (Genieva Lloyd Spigner), father (Reedy Mack Spigner Sr.), maternal grandmother (Hortense Lloyd) fraternal grandparents (Mack and Annie Spigner), step-grandmother (Caroline Star Green) and stepmother (Catherine Neal Spigner) in eternal peace. Their legacy of boundless love lives on through those who hold him dear. His devoted wife of 53 years, James Murphy Spigner, lovingly carries the memories of their beautiful journey together. Reedy Macque III and April Danielle, whom he cherished more than words can express, continue to be the living embodiment of his love and guidance. In the hearts of his grandchildren, Brandon Avery Spigner and Emily Elaine Spigner, his spirit shines on, forever present in their smiles and laughter. A host of cherished family and friends carry his beacon of love and warmth that brightens their lives and brings comfort in times of remembrance.

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