Willie Ruth Price Magee

Published 11:39 am Friday, December 12, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Mt. Bethel Ministries, Bassfield, MS, for Mrs. Willie Ruth Price Magee, age 65, who died Friday, November 21, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Rev. Alton Carson officiated with interment following in the Progress MB Church Cemetery, Bassfield. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Willie Ruth Magee was born to the late Carstee and Ruth Price in Bassfield, MS. She joined Progress MB Church at an early age and later became a member of Mt. Bethel Ministries. She was leader of the usher board, member of kitchen committee and a member of the choir.

She attended job corps and graduated. She was married to Mac Arthur Magee and to this union three children were born. She was employed with JC Penney for over 20 years. After retirement, she helped the youth and the elderly.

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She was preceded in death by three siblings, John, Robert and Renee Price.

Mrs. Magee is survived by husband, Mac Arthur Magee; two sons, Mac (Kelia) Magee of Gulfport, MS; and Trevos Magee of Carson, MS; daughter, Tyra Magee of Carson, MS; two brothers, Coleman (Lurine) Price of Bassfield, MS, and William (Daphne) Price of Rowlett, TX; three sisters, Pearl (Ronald) Shorts, Dianne Williams and Diane Reese all of Bassfield, MS; three grandchildren; three aunts, Byethel Abram, Catherine (Melvin) Meeks and Georgia Echols; brother-in-law, Samuel Williams; many other relatives and friends.