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Joshua Magee, Sr.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Friendship MB Church in Collins, for Mr. Joshua Magee, Sr., 85, who died Friday, October 16, at Covington County Hospital. Rev. Randy Miller officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Joshua Magee, Sr. was born to the late Ethel Jack and Mary Magee in Collins, MS. He was a member of Friendship MB Church where he was a member of the deacon board.

He graduated from Prentiss Institute in Prentiss, and served two years on the U.S. Army.

He was married to Lillie Kate Magee and eight children were born to this union. He was a member of the Masons. He was a retired bus driver for Five County Head Start and Covington County Public Schools and he worked as a janitor for Collins Junior High School in Collins.

He is survived by eight sons, Joshua (Quida Faye) Magee, Jr., Willie P. Magee, L.M. Magee, James (Mary Joyce) Magee, Christopher Magee, Emmett Lockhart, Charles Magee and Emmanuel (Mechelle) Lockhart; seven daughters, Mary Ann Magee, Laura Ann Magee, Patricia Ann (Paul) Flowers, Angela Ann Easterling, Selena (Chris) Santanna Lockhart, Kimberly (Mario) Gammage; two brothers, Paul Magee and Rev. Willie V. (Mae Ola) Magee, Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Magee and Annie Magee; 44 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.