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Jimmy McGee

September 22, 1936 — April 12, 2023

Funeral services for Reverend Jimmy Gerald McGee will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Prentiss Baptist Church with interment following in the Brady Cemetery. Reverend Jim Allen, Reverend Jessie Holloway and Mister Richard McGee will officiate.

 Brother Jimmy's dream was to retire back to the old homeplace in Prentiss where he was raised and live out his golden years among the people he so loved.  That dream came full circle Wednesday evening, April 12, 2023, as he entered the eternal rest of his Lord in his hometown of Prentiss.  He was 86 years of age.

The McGee family will receive friends Friday evening, April 21, from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at Saulters Moore Funeral Home.  Brother Jimmy will also lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday, from 9:00AM until 10:00AM, at Prentiss Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Mike Harrison, Jim Parkman, John Myers, Billy Bridges, Rudy McNeese, Bill Parrish and John Logan.

Reverend Jimmy Gerald McGee was born on September 22, 1936 in Jackson, MS to Davis Astor and Florene Buckley McGee.  "Brother Jimmy", as he was affectionately known by the many that loved him, graduated from Prentiss High School and enrolled in Mississippi College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.  Afterwards, he enrolled in the New Orleans Theological Seminary to further his ministerial education.  Brother Jimmy was a student of God's Word and he, along with his wife, spent many years in the service of the Lord.  While in Seminary, Brother Jimmy served the congregation of Old Silver Creek Baptist Church.  After finishing Seminary, his very first pastorate was at the Old Hebron Baptist Church.  After serving at Old Hebron, the McGee family would find themselves doing the work of the Lord in the Mississippi Delta at the Arcola Baptist Church and serving as Assistant Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Greenville, MS.  In 1968, Brother Jimmy was called to serve as Pastor of the East McComb Baptist Church for 12 years until assuming the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of Grenada, MS in 1980, where he remained for several years.  Brother Jimmy's final pastorate was in Monticello, MS, where he served the congregation of the Monticello Baptist Church until his retirement.

After moving back to Jefferson Davis County, Brother Jimmy built a beautiful home in Prentiss, which he and his beloved wife, Catherine, enjoyed during their retirement years.  Brother Jimmy also liked to hunt, fish and was skilled at working with his hands, especially woodworking. Even after retirement, he continued to help his community by serving with the Lily Rose Water Association.

In addition, he and his wife loved to travel in their camper.  Over the years, they were privilege to visit 48 of the 50 United States of America, where they involved themselves in mission work. Described as a "real family man", Brother Jimmy especially looked forward to traveling to the Northwestern part of the United States with his wife to visit their sons. He considered this part of the United States as a place of adventure where many happy memories were made hiking in the mountains, trot lining for catfish and crabbing with his sons.  Brother Jimmy served his Lord, his family and his fellow man and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Brother Jimmy was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Catherine McGee.

His memory will forever be cherished by his wife of 64 years, Mary Catherine Sansing McGee of Prentiss; 2 sons, Richard McGee (Rhonda) of Snohomish, WA, William Randal McGee (Lori) of Portland, OR; 2 brothers, Harold Davis McGee of Laurel, John William McGee of Prentiss.  The legacy of their Granddaddy Mac will also live on through his grandchildren, Katie McGee Gaynier, Carley Brice McGee, Kirsten McGee Larsen, Graeme McGee, Grayson McGee; his great-grandchildren, William Gaynier, Maggie Gaynier and one expected great-grandchild.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to a benevolent organization of the Southern Baptist Convention, of which Brother Jimmy was very passionate:

Mission:Dignity
PO Box 819109
Dallas, Texas 75381-9109

 


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