Linda Ree Magee Graves
Funeral service for Mrs. Linda Ree Magee Graves, age 64, Mt. Olive were held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Point Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive. Interment was in the church cemetery. Bishop C.M. Lockhart officiated the services. Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Graves passed away on Tuesday, October 21, at Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, MS.
Honorary pallbearers were Dexter Graves, John Earl Fairley, Jr., Joe Mage, Jr., Joseph Graves, Dwayne Fairley, Daniel Coleman, and Chauncey Williams. Active pallbearers were Eddie Barron, Tyrone Hicks, Sylvester Wilson, Charles Powers, Darrell Williams, Eddie Hemphill Julian Graves, and Cornelious Barnes.
Mrs. Graves was educated in Smith County Schools, Taylorsville, MS, and continued her education at Prentiss Institute in Prentiss and completed her education in Florida. She was employed at Magnetek Universal Plant for over 20 years.
She was a member of James Chapel COGIC in Mount Olive where she worked diligently and untiringly in the ministry. She served as church secretary, Sunday school teacher, Sunshine Band president and assistant choir president.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Cebell Magee.
Survivors include, her loving and devoted husband, John Graves of Mt. Olive; three daughters, Evonna (Eddie) Barron, Jungeline Williams and Monica Feazell, all of Mt. Olive; four siblings, Eloise (Albert) Barnett, Denise Fairley, both of Hattiesburg, Deborah Easterling, Mt. Olive, and Joe (RoyAnn) Magee, Richton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; one adopted daughter; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, relatives and friends.