Margaret Magee, age 93, passed away at her home in Greenville while surrounded by her loving family. She was born to George and Rachel Heald Ratcliffe in Blackburn, England.
She met and married the love of her life, Melvin Wesley Magee, while he was stationed in England in 1950. She and Melvin owned the Magee airstrip just southeast of Wolfe City for many years.
Margaret attended Anne Arundel Community College and received an Associate’s degree in nursing. She also attended East Texas State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and a Master’s Degee in Microbiology. She worked as a RN for many years including serving those who served their country at the Bonham VA hospital. Margaret was very active in her church and community, joining the various women’s organizations in each church she attended, volunteering her time at the polling stations during elections and assisting in the Salvation Army programs. She served as President of the Art Club of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, taught Sunday School, and helped as den mother for her son’s Cub Scout pack. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Haner and husband Michael of Greenville, her son Michael Magee of Edmond, Oklahoma, grandchildren: Michael McCloud and wife Sarah, Matthew McCloud and wife Ashley, Rachel Nolen and husband Landon, Brian Magee and wife Amber, Nathan Bethea and wife Christine, Jason Magee, Katherine Bethea, Jonathan Magee and wife Kasey, and Joseph Magee and wife Emily. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends, her sister Rosemary Spedding, and special life-long friend Kenneth Lamm. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
There will be a graveside service at 1:00 P.M., Friday, April 10, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The service will be officiated by Lucas McManus of the Living Word Church in Greenville. There will be no formal schedule for viewing, friends may drop by the funeral home to sign the book Thursday and Friday.
We loved Sis. Margaret and her big smile. Church just will not be the same without her. She was beautiful!!
Wonderful memories of my dear Aunt.will be sadly missed.My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary and family and Mike and family.All our love .Lesley and Ian
Lovely memories of my dear sister.Miss you and love you loads.Your sister Rosemary xx
What a sweet lady in every sense of the word. Always a hug and a kind word. We will miss her.
Such a sweet, I’ve not seen Margaret in years, I used to see her and Kenneth at the VFW, IN West Tawakoni playing Bingo. It always tickled her to win. May you fly high, and Rest in Peace in Heaven sweet lady
We lament the death of our friend & sister in Christ but rejoice for her entry into heaven to live eternally with God the father, Lord Jesus the son and the Holy Spirit.
An amazing, talented, loving and well respected lady. May you rest in eternal peace, your Australian relatives, Michael,Tracey, Sean, Martin and our own families, xx.
From your British (Australian) nephew and niece, Rest In Peace, xx.
Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ms. Magee. She was a sweet lady.