Irene Lofton Magee
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Lofton Magee, 103, Magee, ( St. Peter Church Community) were held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. from the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Magee. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pastor Troy L. Durr, Sr., was the officiant/eulogist. Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Magee passed away on May 10, 2018.
She attended the Haw Pond School, Magee. She served in many capacities throughout the church as financial secretary, usher, choir member, Mission Board member, and she was an Eastern Star. She was a nurse at Sanitorium and Boswell and farmed alongside her husband while rearing her family. She was a caregiver for her grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, cooking, sewing and gardening and many other activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Delia Lofton and Clifton Williams; husband, R. C. Magee; two daughters, Bonnie Jean and Frankie Jean Magee; six brothers and six sisters; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include daughters Alvertis Burgess, Lebertha Cheaman, Shirley (William) Donaldson, Idella ( Tommie) Bouie, and Francie (Donnell) Hobbs, all of Magee; sons, Nathaniel ( Velma) Magee, Herman (Margie) Magee, Ardell Magee, all of Magee, and Larry (Pamela) Magee, Detroit, MI; sisters, Georgia Young, Magee, Barbara Hawthorn, New York, and Deloise Johnson, New Hebron; brother-in-law, Simp Magee, Terry; sisters-in-law, Leola Magee, Mendenhall, Erma Lee, Magee, Madie Jaynes, Markham, IL, Mary Lois Jaynes, Toledo, OH and Lois Lockhart, Port Gibson, MS; 32 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, 34 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Ardell Magee, Nathaniel Magee, Herman Magee, Anthony Rogers, and Larry Magee,Sr.
Active pallbearers were Larry Magee, Jr., Marcus Varner, Kenneth Magee, Jeffery Hobbs, Casey Magee, Dale Magee, Herman Magee, Jr., Sedrick Grace, and Jason Bouie.
Flower attendants were granddaughters.