John Quincy Magee Sr.

Published 5:37 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2012

John Quincy Magee Sr. was born to the late J.C. Magee and Janie Lee Hill Magee on June 3, 1955.

     John grew up in Brookhaven and professed Christ at an early age. He united with Beulah Chapel M. B. Church where he remained a member until death.

     John Quincy attended Brookhaven High and Gulf Coast Community College where he received an Associate’s Degree in welding. John was employed at the age of 18 with Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula in 1974. This was his one and only job. John was dedicated to his job, receiving many honors of recognitions for outstanding services performed.  With hard work, he worked his way up to the position of Foreman. In 2011, his health forced him to retire from the job that he loved so much, having given Huntington Ingalls Shipyard 37 years of his life.

     John Quincy was a gifted and talented young man who loved sports. In high school he excelled in track and field and loved playing baseball, winning numerous trophies.

     John Quincy was preceded in death by his father, J. C. Magee; his son, Quincy Woodland; a mother-in-law, Betty Woodland; a nephew, Timothy Hill and a brother-in-law, James Earl Woodland.

     John Quincy departed his life on Dec. 19, 2012 at his residence in Gautier. He will be greatly missed by his very devoted wife, Mablean Woodland Magee; his mother, Janie Lee Magee, Brookhaven; his sons, John Quincy (Latisha) Magee, Jr., San Diego, Byron (Johnnie) Woodland, Escatawpa, Anthony Woodland, Gautier, Derrick Smith, Chicago; daughters, Keisha Magee Gibson, Brookhaven, and Latoya Peyton Magee, Ocean Springs; sisters, Karen (Harold) Henderson, and Scherry M. Godbold, Brookhaven; brothers, Tommie (Carolyn) Hill, Virginia Beach, Va., James (Linda) Magee, and David Lenoir, Brookhaven, and a host of other relatives and friends

     Mr. Magee will lie in state from 4 until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.26, 2012 at Unity Funeral Home, Moss Point.

     Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Beulah Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Brookhaven. Viewing will begin one hour prior to the service.

     Interment will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Brookhaven.

     All arrangements by Unity Funeral Home, Moss Point.

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