CHARLESTON — Norma Sharpe Magee, age 94, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 25.
A Covid-conscious funeral service to honor the life of Norma Magee will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at First Baptist Church in Charleston, on Saturday, Jan. 30. Interment will follow at Charleston City Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
A native of Charleston, Norma was born in Arkabutla on July 26, 1926.
She is preceded in death by her parents, David Franklin Sharpe and Fannie Morgan Sharpe; brother David Leon Sharpe; sister Catherine Sharpe Spier; her husband, Benjamin Bailey Magee; and her son, Benjamin Bailey Magee, Jr.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Pamela Gale Magee; daughter-in-law, Ann Broughton Magee; three grandchildren, Melissa Magee Williams (Greg), Emma Magee Munderloh (Alex), and Catherine Bailey Magee (Bryant); three great-grandchildren, Joseph Cole Stanton, Catherine Cornelia Munderloh, Edward Bailey Munderloh; niece, Brenda Spier Hardin; numerous nieces, and dear friend, Nathene Stark.
Norma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston for over 70 years where she served on countless committees and was involved in all aspects of the church. Throughout her career she worked at the First Baptist Church, the Health Department, and The Flower Basket.
Family was the cornerstone of Norma’s life - it was her pride and joy.
She was a devoted mother of her twins, Ben and Pam, and delighted in her three granddaughters. She was “Mother” to Pam, “Granny” to her grandchildren and “Norni” to many others. Some of her favorite days were spent at the beach with her family and afternoons on her beautiful back patio.
Norma was an avid shopper and dessert lover, especially caramel cake.
She took great pride in always looking her best, and her high-spirited and fun personality was contagious to everyone she met.
Norma was loved and universally respected throughout the community. She cherished time with her multitude of “best friends” with whom she traveled, hosted dinner parties, and celebrated life’s many milestones.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Online condolences may be made at www.newsomfuneralhome.com.