Mattie Bell McLemore Magee

Published 1:07 pm Friday, May 22, 2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at St. Paul MB Church, Bassfield, for Mrs. Mattie Bell McLemore Magee, 82, who died Friday, May 8, at her residence. Rev. Tyrone McLaurin officiated with interment following in the Sweetwater CME Church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mattie Bell Magee was born to the late Deacon Leroy McLemore, Sr. and Easter Winston in Lumberton. She joined Zion Hill MB Church, Lumberton, at an early age. She met and married the late Warren Magee, Sr. and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and to this union five children were born. The family later returned to Bassfield. At this time, she joined St. Paul MB Church and remained a faithful member until her health failed her. She was a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and an advisor to to the Inspirational Choir for several years.

She worked as a substitute teacher and then as an assistant teacher in the Jefferson Davis County School System.

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She was preceded in death by five sisters, Lucille Edwards, Eloise McLemore, Helen McLemore and Dorothy McLemore and one brother, Leroy McLemore.

She is survived by three daughters, Bobbie Reese, Phyllis L. Magee Lindsey and Sherigo Magee all of Bassfield; two sons, Warren Magee, Jr. of Bassfield and Mary Anthony (Pamela) Magee of El Paso, TX; daughter-in-law, Barbara Magee of Bassfield; one sister, Queen Esther Jefferson of Columbia; one brother, Richard Earl McLemore of Lumberton; four sisters-in-law, Martha R. McLemore, Alice Ruth Carter, Lurine Magee and Dorothy Hayes; six brothers-in-law, Earnest Magee, Louis Magee, Evander (Ardella) Magee, Freddie Magee, Booker T. (Mildred) Magee and MacArthur Magee; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

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