Dr. Annell McGee passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Annell was born October 19, 1930 in Meridian, MS to May Carson and Henry McGee. She was raised in Gulfport, MS, where she attended public schools. After high school, Annell attended Gulf Park College and received a B.S. from Northwestern University, an M.S. from Tulane University in Speech and Hearing, and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver in Speech and Language Pathology. From 1952-61, she worked in broadcasting at WWL and WDSU. While in New Orleans, Annell also performed in plays at the Gallery Circle Theater. As a speech pathologist, Dr. McGee taught at the Cerebral Palsy Center in New Orleans, at the Special Education Evaluation Center at UNO, at the LSU Health Sciences Center, the Tulane Medical Center, and in Jefferson Parish public schools, most recently at Greenlawn Terrace School in Kenner. She also maintained a private practice in St. Bernard Parish and Metairie, LA for 25 years, and was a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and the Louisiana Speech, Language and Hearing Association. As a devoted member of the Episcopal Chapel of the Holy Spirit and a resident of Lambeth House, Annell leaves behind a wide community of loving friends and neighbors. The visitation for Dr. McGee will take place at the Episcopal Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 1100 Broadway in New Orleans on Friday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 AM. A Requiem Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. Dr. McGee will be buried at 2:30 PM on Friday near her parents at Evergreen Gardens Cemetery in Gulfport, MS. Any memorial gifts should be made to the Episcopal Chapel of the Holy Spirit at 1100 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2012