Florence Magee

Published 11:43 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Friendship M. B. Church, Collins, for Mrs. Florence Magee, 87, who died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg. Rev. Willie V. Magee officiated with burial following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Florence Magee was born to the late Add and Lottie Mae Newsome in Covington County.  She was raised by her mother, Eliza Jones and completed her formal education at Friendship School in Covington County.  She was a member of Friendship M. B. Church.

She was married to the late Odell Magee and to this union seven children were born.  In 1970, she moved to Gulfport and joined Shiloh M. B.Church and was a faithful member for 35 years.  Mrs. Magee moved closer to home as her health failed and reunited with Friendship M. B. Church and remained a faithful member.

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She was preceded in death by: one daughter, Flossie Magee; infant twin sons, three grandsons, Norman Jackson, Brandon Magee and David Bournes; one granddaughter, Janet Bournes.

She is survived by: three daughters, Oreasteen Jackson and Liza Magee both of Prentiss; Minister Edna (Willie) Harrington of Mendenhall; two sons, James Magee of Prentiss and Robert Magee of Collins; 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren; one son-in-law, Rev. Willie V. (Mae) Magee; two daughters-in-law, Delaura Coleman and Elizabeth Smith; best friend, Mary Hall; many other relatives and friends.