Mrs. Cora Ella Magee, 94, Collins, MS (Friendship Community) passed away at her residence on March 16, 2022
Missionary Magee resided in Covington County for 94 years where she attended elementary school in the Friendship Community; graduated from high school and two years of college from Prentiss Institute, Prentiss, MS. She graduated from Jackson State College with a B. S. Degree in Elementary Education. She joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a dedicated member. She was a faithful tither and offering member. She served in many capacities during her tenure: Deaconess, Sunday School Teacher, Director of Baptist Training Union, Choir President, Pastor Aide Committee President, Mission I, and Assistant Church Clerk. She was a delegate for the National Baptist Training Union Convention, Zion Spring Leaf Sunday School Association, Zion Spring Missionary Institute for Simpson, and adjoining counties for numerous years; she was also a member of the Heroin of Jericho.
Missionary Magee attended numerous seminars through Christian Education and some of them were, Christian Education classes at Sophia Sutton, Prentiss, MS, and received her Bachelor Of Christian Education and later her master's degree in Christian Education and graduated as an ordained missionary in 1971. Her Vocational Education consisted of 38 years of teaching in Covington County Schools, Carver Central High School, Mt. Olive Attendance Center, and Hopewell Elementary School. She also attended numerous seminars at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS; Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, and was a member of the State Teacher Association and attended all State Teacher Association Meetings. She taught Adult Education in Covington County for 26 years and 86 students received their GED.
Missionary Cora Ella Magee was known to offer up a prayer for all she came in contact with.
She and her husband(W. E. Magee) were entrepreneurs. They owned and operated Magee Market, Collins, MS, and the Fish Market in the Friendship Community. She marketed other businesses as a salesperson for Mississippi Me, Women, Girls, and Boys Apparel Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. E. Magee; parents, Deacon Sam Flowers and Sarah Elizabeth Easterling Flowers; sister, Easter Mae Flowers Barnes; brothers, E. J. Flowers, Jerome Flowers, Sr., and Isdora Flowers; special nephews, M. L. Flowers and brother/nephew, Billie Flowers.
Survivors include her loving and devoted daughter, Mary Delois Magee-Thornton(David); grandchildren, David(Monica0 Thornton and Tiranesia (Anquan) Thronton-Gamble(Antonio) all of Collins. Two great-grandchildren, Cameron Malik Thornton and Destina' Alexia Thornton, both of Collins. One niece/sister, Vivan Flowers Strickland(Ron ), Prentiss; One sister-in-law, Mattie Flowers, South Bend, Ind. Special nieces, Diana(Rayburn ( Herman), Virginia; Minnie Rankin, Collins, Alma(Ernest)Maxey and Mary Flowers, New Bron, New York; special nephews, Earl(Paula) Flowers, and Johnnie Leggett, all of Collins. Many bonus daughters, bonus brothers, bonus sisters, and bonus grandchildren; special cousin, Geraldine Johnson, Prentiss; and a host of godchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and especially the Louis Gardner Family and Johnnie B. Barnes Family.
Active Pallbearers: Johnnie Leggett, Earl Flowers, Devin Smith, Jerome Flowers, Jr., Michael Leggett, Paul Flowers, Walter Dale McLaurin, and Callaway Barnes.
Honorary Pallbearers: David Thornton, Daniel Edwards, Antonio Martin, Cameron Thornton, Reverend Johnathan Hamlin, Glynn Branch, and Rashad Ransey.
Flower Bearers: Co-Workers, Godchildren, Mission 1, and Friends of the Family.
Pastor Randy Miller was the Officiant.