May 10, 1938 – May 2, 2022
Laura J. Magee, 83, art educator/administrator, died May 2, 2022, after a sudden illness. Born May 10, 1938, in Lake Cormorant, she spent her early years in Tylertown, Summit and New Orleans, LA.
She received a BFA Newcomb College of Tulane University, New Orleans, MA from LSU, Baton Rouge, LA. and Ed. D. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ majoring in Design, Art, and Art Education. Following a short stint teaching in Webb, MS, Laura moved to Des Moines, Iowa, then Pittsburgh, PA. In 2008, she retired home to Jackson to be with close family and friends.
Welcomed in Jackson she was promptly involved in the community, church and social activities. Known for delightful gatherings , food and drink, she entertained often. She was a member of AAUW Book Circle, Meh Lady Luncheon Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and cousins Dr. Carl Gustav Evers, Gus Evers and Nelson Crump. She is survived by cousins Jan(Ella) Magee Evers , Katy Magee Johnson(William), Karen Evers (Bryan Robertson), Julie Evers Crump, Charlie Crump, Chris Magee Kirkland (Thomas) stepbrother Jim Leverett (KiYoung), NY,NY. She is also survived by close friends, Curtis Wilkie, Margaret Lilly Blount, Ellen McLean, Ralph C. McDaniel
She was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Funeral services were May 10, 2022, at St. Philip’s, in Bush Hall, interment in the Columbarium outside the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in memory of Laura Magee, New Stage Theatre.
Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland was in charge of the arrangments.