June 14, 1938 - October 2, 2018
Brigitta "Bea" Magee Allen, age 80 and a resident of Franklinton, died early Tuesday morning October 2, 2018 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 14, 1938 in Hamberg, Germany before moving to the United States and Washington Parish following her sister in 1957. Bea worked at the Rutter Rex plant for a time before beginning a 30 year career as a nurse’s aide at Heritage Manor and later Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a caretaker at heart and loved her service to the residents she worked with every day. Bea also worked alongside her husband driving gravel trucks and other types, even driving for the DOTD. She loved to knit and crochet, making countless sweaters and baby blankets over the years. Earlier in life, Bea enjoyed fishing and often riding motorcycles. She attended Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church and also often visited Canaan Baptist Church, where she always enjoyed the bond she shared with her different church families. She also enjoyed collecting lady bug statues and dolls or other small trinkets. Over the years, Bea was able to vacation in her native Germany many times, which she enjoyed very much.
Survived by: Husband: Paul Stinson of Franklinton; 4 Step-children and Spouses: Darlene and Jerry Sykes of Pass Christian, MS, Karen and Rickey Ingram of Franklinton, Sam Magee and Dale Pope of Pass Christian, MS, Greg and Rhonda Magee of Saucier, MS; 2 Step-Children and Spouses: Alfred and Vivian Allen of Thomas, Ken and Brenda Allen of Franklinton; 2 Sisters: Geesila Boetther of Hamberg, Germany, Sue Passman of Franklinton; Very Special Niece and her Husband: Elaine and Hollis Seals of the Canaan Community; 19 Grandchildren and Spouses; Numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by husbands Clyde O. Magee and Ellie Allen, parents Robert Christian Boettcher and Ellie Muthorst Boettcher, step-son Lonnie Allen, brother in law Carl Passman, great-grandson Allen Jay DeDon and several other brothers in law and sisters in law.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday October 4th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 pm Thursday with Bro. Jeremy Ingram, Bro. Donnie Broom and Bro. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Acy’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.