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Earnestine Donaldson Magee

Mrs. Earnestine Donaldson Magee, age 89, died Monday morning, April 14, 2014, at the Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss. Services for Mrs. Magee were held on Monday, April 21 at the Spring Hill MB Church, with Rev. Gary McInnis officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Magee was the daughter of the late Morris Donaldson and the late Bertha Rawls Donaldson of rural Lawrence County. At an early age, she joined the Spring Hill MB Church, where she remained a member until her death.

Mrs. Magee married the late Elvion Magee of Prentiss, and to this union eight children were born, one of whom, Bertha Govan, preceded her in death. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, Mrs. Magee worked as an assistant teacher at the Sophia Sutton Mission until health issues forced her into retirement.

Mrs. Magee’s survivors include three sons, Edward Magee of Washington, DC, Willie (Georgia) Magee and Wendell (Ruthie) Magee, both of Prentiss; four daughters, Peggie (Robert) Hall, Theresa Hall, Jocelyn (Ross) Ragsdale, all of Prentiss, and Shirley (Jesse) Lloyd of Plainfield, IL; one son-in-law, Barry Govan of Prentiss; one godson, Rev. Gary McInnis of Mt. Olive; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchidren; and six great-great-grandchildren.