Edith Joyce Magee

Published 1:52 pm Monday, April 17, 2017

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Billy M. King-Colonial Chapel Funeral Home for Edith Joyce Magee, 84, of Collins who died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Dr. French Tripp and Rev. Dwayne Mayo officiated. Burial followed in the Lone Star Cemetery. Billy M. King-Colonial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the funeral home.

Ms. Magee was born on July 22, 1932 in Collins. She was a graduate of Lone Star School and received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms Magee retired after 30 years of service as a school teacher in the Covington County School system. She was a member of the Lone Star United Methodist Church. She was the church pianist for 60 plus years at the Lone Star united Methodist Church and Sleigo Presbyterian Church. Ms. Magee was an active member of the Shadrack Rogers Chapter Daughters of the American Revoclution, Colonial Dames XVII, and Delta Kappa Gamma.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, John Emmett Magee, Sr. and Narcie McRaney Magee; one infant brother, Joseph Douglas Magee; one sister, Jewel Magee Holst; and one nephew, Timothy Andrew Holst.

Survivors include one brother, John Emmett Magee, Jr. of Collins; four nieces, Julie Magee Powell of Brandon, Nancy Magee Speed (Wilford) of Collins, and Laura Lynne Magee Epperson (Scott) of Suwanee, Georgia; seven great nieces and nephews, Molly Speed, Zay Speed, John J. Offutt, Sandy Offut Gandy, John Alex Epperson, Morgan Epperson, and Charlie Holst; and a host of great-great nieces, nephews and other family members.

Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.billymkingcolonialchapel.com