Aug. 29, 1926 – June 20, 2020
A service for Mary Erma Magee was June 24, 2020, at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia, burial at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Cemetery in Darbun.
Mrs. Magee, 93, died June 20, 2020, at the Aspen of Brookhaven. She was in preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, W. Ray Magee, her parents, Archie & Lilly Fair Lindsey, her daughter, Loretta Gale Cooke, her four sisters and two brothers.
Mrs. Magee was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Kelsey, TX, the second of eight children. She moved to Mississippi at the age of eight during the depression. She and her husband lived for over 26 years in Olive Branch, and then retired and moved to Columbia to live near her two sisters, Verda Bracey and Neva Hembury.
Mrs. Magee was a bank teller in her professional career but retired early to travel with her husband. She enjoyed outside activities, cooking, sewing, all sports, playing games with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also an avid Mississippi State fan.
Survivors are her son, Phillip R. Magee and daughter-in-law, Dauphine, of Brookhaven; her sister, Kay Smith, of Tylertown; five grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be made to the LDS Cemetery Fund, 204 Sauls Road, Jayess, MS 39641.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. Friends can sign an online guest register book at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.