April 05, 1933 - October 06, 2019
Augustus Magee Sr. was called by his angels on Saturday, October 6, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1933 in Clifton, Louisiana to Wiley and Rosa Magee. He joined the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He met and married Rodah Bickham on August 9, 1952 and to this union six children were born. Augustus Magee Jr., Glenda Magee, Sandra Davis, Jurunist Mills, Linora and Lynora Magee.
Augustus was active in the U.S. Military from April 20, 1953 – 1955. He worked at the Bogalusa Papermill from 1957 until the early 60’s. He then started a career as a Long Shore man from the early 60’s until the early 80’s. He was a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years until his health started to fail.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife Rodah Magee, his daughters Sandra (Bennie Ray) Davis of Franklinton, La., Jurunist (Roger) Mills of Baton Rouge, La., daughter in law Debbie Magee of Covington, La. He also leaves his grandchildren Bennie Ray Davis Jr., Augustus Magee III, Courtney Magee, Rodesha Morris, and Chelsia Magee. 2 God grandchildren Montreal Tate and Latoya Miles, 2 great grandchildren. He also leaves special nieces Clara Jean Graves and Alexine Magee. He leaves sisters-in-law, Corine Magee, Catherine Magee, Rita Riley, Audrey Tate, Mary Bailey, Rosa Franklin, Delores Rushing; a brother-in-law Mitchell Bickham; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his children, Augustus Magee Jr., Glenda Magee, Linora and Lynora Magee; a great grandchild, Jodaria Levi Conner; his parents, Wiley Magee and Rosa Magee; brothers Wiley Magee Jr. and Leroy Magee; and also a cousin raised as a brother, Archie Magee.
Services will be at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 44030 Max Brumfield Road, Franklinton, Louisiana. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 12:00 PM