Funeral services for Marie Magee were conducted Feb. 21, 2023, at Phalti Baptist Church in the Clem community, with interment following in the Phalti Cemetery. Bro. Mark Robinson officiated, assisted by Bro. Ivan Colson. Saulters Moore Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Mrs. Magee, 60, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord early Sunday morning, Feb. 19, at Lawrence County Nursing Home in Monticello.
Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Hodges, Chris Grantham, Ricky Davis, Wayne Womack, Jerry Magee, and Adam Womack. Honorary pallbearers include Aiden Hodges, Kien Hodges, and Benjamin Runnells.
Clarissa Marie Magee was born on Feb. 3, 1963, in Mobile, Ala., to William “Bill” and Donna Hall Peterson. Marie graduated from New Hebron High School and spent several years working at KLH Industries in Prentiss, where she made many friends. Afterwards, she and her late husband, Terry, were poultry farmers. Her family recalls that she seemed to have an endless supply of energy and was basically of jack of all trades.
Through the years, many memories were made with Marie; and those memories have now become treasures that will be cherished for years to come. Her family remarks that she was very crafty and enjoyed making gifts of love, especially monogrammed items, for each of them. However, it is without question that her greatest enjoyment was that of being a MiMi to her grandchildren. From ball games to pageants and soccer games to Valentine parties, she made a point to be at any and every event that her grandchildren were involved in. Christmas was especially a time that Marie looked forward to. It was during this season that she gave handmade Christmas ornaments to her family. Making the Yuletide season even more special, each grandchild received a handwritten letter from Santa; these letters will especially be cherished as they grow up and realize that the author was none other than their ever thoughtful MiMi. Marie was a member of Phalti Baptist Church. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Magee; and also her sister, Vera Thurman.
Her memory will forever be cherished by her daughter, Kristan Peterson, of New Hebron; two sons, Carl Peterson (Mikki), of Silver Creek; T.J. Magee (Hailey), of Slidell, La.; and two sisters, Wendy Womack, of Mendenhall, and Hope McDaniel, of New Hebron. The legacy of their MiMi will forever live on in the hearts of the grandchildren she adored; they include Chloe, Harley, Aulbrey, Casen, Cylas and Conner Peterson; Clayton, Ellarie, and Emmerson Magee.