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Evelyn Magee

February 26, 1923 — March 28, 2023

Evelyn Tynes Magee, 100, passed away March 28, 2023, after a short illness. Evelyn was born on February 26, 1923, in the State Line community of Washington Parish, LA, where she grew-up and graduated from high school in 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Nevis Tynes and Ethel Crain Tynes; by her siblings, Lattice Sturtz, Lochte Tynes, Ruth Corkern, and Mildred Ellen Weidenhoeft; and by her husband of 42 years, Homer B. Magee. She is survived by her son, Bernard/”Ben” Magee (Della) and daughter Brenda Magee Breeland (Larry); by her grandchildren, Nathan Magee (Maggie), Matthew Magee (Dita), Elizabeth Magee (Josue), Lauren Breeland Dulaney (William) and Grant Breeland (Kelli); by her great-grandchildren, Benjamin Magee, June/“Rain” Magee, Milan Broz Magee, Maia Broz Magee, Adelina Sealy Magee, Elizabeth Ruth Dulaney and William/“Liam” Proby Dulaney IV; and by her nephews and nieces, Wilton Corkern, Anne Corkern Devillier, Greg Weidenhoeft, Susan Weidenhoeft, and Brad Weidenhoeft.

Evelyn attended Draughon Business College in Little Rock, AK and during WWII, did clerical work in various locations to support the war effort. After moving with her husband and new baby to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1947, she was employed in Gulfport at the Hancock Bank for over 10 years where she became head teller.  In the early 1960’s, she and her husband started a business in Long Beach, MS—Magee’s Quick Shop and Mini-Warehouses—which they ran together before his passing in 1987, after which she continued to operate the business with the help of her sister, Ruth, for another 14 years until selling it and retiring at age 81. In 2007, she moved to Baton Rouge where she lived in her own residence before moving to Lake Sherwood Village Retirement Community, where she has lived for the last 7 years. Evelyn was a person of quiet, but deep, faith who was kind and sweet to all, and beyond compare as the always loving and supportive matriarch of her family. She enjoyed cooking, reading, exercise classes at the YMCA and Lake Sherwood, and the friendships she developed there with the late Susan Chapman and the late Hazel Price. Just one month ago, a 100th birthday party was held, at which all her family and many friends celebrated her long and good life. Evelyn was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Long Beach, MS, where she was active in the United Methodist Women; she attended St. Andrews UMC after moving to Baton Rouge.

A Visitation Hour will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave, Baton Rouge, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be later that day at 3:00 pm at the Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens in Long Beach, MS. Her family offers special thanks to all the staff at Lake Sherwood Village Retirement Community and to caregivers Tracey, Gloria, Paula, Connie and Carolyn for all they did to support Evelyn in her years there. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either of the above-mentioned churches or to a charity of your choice.

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Visitation

Monday, April 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Andrew Methodist Church

17510 Monitor Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 3, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Andrew Methodist Church

17510 Monitor Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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