Juanita Rachel Magee
September 21, 1928 - January 22, 2020
“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
Mrs. Juanita Rachel Pugh Magee was born on September 21, 1928 in Mansfield, Louisiana and she passed on January 20, 2020. She was the 6th of 10 children born to the late Hebert Pugh and Carrie White Pugh. As a child she paid for piano lessons through her selfless work polishing silver and completing odd tasks for wealthy citizens of Mansfield. She was baptized at a young age at St. John Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana.
She leaves to cherish her love and memory, two devoted children, Mr. Elvin Magee of Atlanta, Georgia and Mrs. Angela (Alton) Scott of Slidell, Louisiana; One grandson, Alton Scott II of Memphis, Tennessee; two sisters, Sallie Pugh-Smith of Dallas, Texas and Daisy Pugh-Watts of Dallas, Texas; One Godson, Chad Harry; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, students, and church members; she also had an enduring 50+ year sister relationship with great neighbors, Mrs. Doris Brown and Mrs. Mary Galloway.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Mr. Elton Magee; her parents, Herbert and Carrie Pugh; siblings, Lucy Pugh-Sanders, Maude Ethel Pugh, Jimmie Pugh-Sherman, Carrie Pugh-Franklin, Enola Pugh-Douglas, Herbert Pugh Jr., Charles Pugh, George James Pugh, Clarice Pugh-Sapp, Herman Pugh, and Horace Pugh.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1640 Charlevoix Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Funeral Service held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00AM at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1640 Charlevoix Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427, Reverend M. J. Galloway, pastor officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery, 1136 Louisiana Ave., Bogalusa, LA. Repast at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 837 E. 7th St. Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.