Obituary for Ralph "Mike" Michael Magee

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Ralph "Mike" Michael Magee

January 3, 1954 - March 29, 2016

Ralph Michael “Mike” Magee, age 62, passed away all too soon on Tuesday evening, March 29, 2016 at his home in Nineveh.

Michael was born January 3, 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi to Ralph Winfred and Patricia Jean (Dailey) Magee. He was a 1972 graduate of Tylertown High School and went on to earn a degree in Heating Venting and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) in 1974 from Southwest Community College in Mississippi. On April 9, 1977, Michael married the love of his life, Janice G. Nolen in Tylertown, Mississippi. She survives after 38 devoted years of marriage.

Michael took over the family business in 1979 and was the owner/operator of Magee’s Service Center, in Tylertown for 8 years. In 1987, he began working as a Concrete Driver for Shelby Materials, retiring in 2015 after 28 years of service. When Mike wasn’t driving, he enjoyed tending to his livestock and farming his own land.

Michael was a member and a song leader at the Neighborhood Church of God in Nineveh. Mike will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to always help those in need. He was famous for cooking chili for church pitch-ins and creating delicious pizza for his family. He enjoyed attending auctions, farming and was an excellent mechanic. Most of all, Mike loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Michael will be dearly missed by his wife: Janice, mother: Patricia Magee of Nineveh; daughters: Pamela (Steven) Dean of Greenwood and Tinaka (fiancé Michael Evans) Noell of Duluth, Georgia, grandchildren: Jasmine (Kyle) Ellegood, Dylan Price, Nathan & Madison Noell and Hunter & Kody Dean; 1 great-grandson: Brycen Ellegood; sister: Karen Stocki of Long Beach, Mississippi; Aunts: Mrs. Clara Day of Nashville, Nan Conerly of Poplarville, Mississippi; Uncle: Vernon Magee of Milton, Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by his father: Ralph Winfred Magee, and sister-in-law Joanna McDaniel.

The Pastor Jim Albertson will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Michael to the American Heart Association: 6100 West 96th Street Ste. 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the Magee family at

Information: (812) 597-4670

To view his tribute video, you can link directly to the video hosted on our white-labeled site:
Mike’s Tribute Video


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Born: January 3, 1954
Died: March 29, 2016

Condolences for Ralph “Mike” Magee

Chet and Lori Morgan posted on 1/1/00

We are saddened and stunned at the sudden passing of Mike. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Janice and his family. Mike was such a wonderful friend and neighbor to us and our entire family. He will definitely be missed.


Skipper Anderson posted on 1/1/00

I am sadden to hear the sudden passing of Mike this morning. Mike, Charles Willis "Peanut" and I were always together on weekends when were in high school and when he had the service station I bought my gas there. My condolences to Janice and his family.


Brenda Laird Ingram posted on 1/1/00

I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike was such and kind fella in school, and I don't really remember his talking all that much. That is, he was one grade behind my class. I love your keepsake video, and I can only say that Mike was taken too soon, as though God needed a good farmer to take care of His crops. God Bless you all; you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Brenda Laird