TUPELO – Mrs. Mildred Conlee Magers, 94, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born October 31, 1919, in Prentiss County to Gordon Emmitt Conlee and Gladys Hendrix Conlee. She married Charlie Raymond Magers on Dec. 20, 1934, and worked for 33 years at Reed's Manufacturing, retiring as a supervisor. Upon retiring she worked at Harrisburg Baptist Church in the Daycare. She never considered caring for children a job, but rather a joy as she loved all children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an extraordinary mother who loved cooking and caring for her family. Mildred was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she and her family have been active since 1946.
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A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Smith officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to service time.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Elliott (Bobby) of Nettleton and Pat Riggs of Tupelo; one son, Charles E. Magers (Hilda) of West Point; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ruth Magers of Nettleton and Elaine Magers of Mantachie; one brother-in-law, Milford Magers (Elsie) of Lucedale; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, numerous great-greats and great-great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other beloved relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charlie Magers, who died Jan. 13, 2002; son, Donald Carey Magers; two grandsons, Mickey Darren Riggs and Terry Neal Riggs; three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Chris Downs, Mike Riggs, Brian Riggs, Rickey Magers, Bo Riggs, Devin Riggs, Rob Elliott, and Steve Magers. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
Memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 West Jefferson Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on June 25, 2014