Mildred Conlee Magers, 94, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Prentiss County to Gordon Emmitt Conlee and Gladys Hendrix Conlee. She married Charlie Raymond Magers Dec. 20, 1934, and worked for 33 years at Reedâ€™s Manufacturing retiring as a supervisor. Upon retiring she worked at Harrisburg Baptist Church in the daycare. She was an extraordinary mother who loved cooking and caring for her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great - grandchildren. Mildred was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service is 11 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. David Smith officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Visitation is today, from 10 a.m. to service time.
Survivors include two daughters: Debbie Elliott (Bobby) of Nettleton and Pat Riggs of Tupelo; one son, Charles E. Magers (Hilda) of West Point; two sisters â€“ in - law: Mary Ruth Magers of Nettleton and Elaine Magers of Mantachie; one brother â€“ in - law, Milford Magers (Elsie) of Lucedale; 13 grandchildren, 24 great - grandchildren, numerous great - greats and great â€“ great - great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other beloved relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charlie Magers who died Jan. 13, 2002; son, Donald Carey Magers; two grandsons: Mickey Darren Riggs and Terry Neal Riggs; three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers are Chris Downs, Mike Riggs, Brian Riggs, Rickey Magers, Bo Riggs, Devin Riggs, Rob Elliott, and Steve Magers.
Honorary pallbearers are grandsons and great - grandsons.
Memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.