Maggie C. Mangum was born August 15, 1924, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi to the union of Rev. George E. McGhee, Sr. and Easter L. McNair McGhee. Maggie accepted Christ at an early age and was a devoted worshiper. She was a member of East Pasco Church of God in Pasco, Washington until its closure and was the last founding member to pass away. She worked tirelessly in the church as a Sunday school teacher, the program director for Easter and Christmas plays and provided amazing food to feed her church family and guests. She later moved to Portland, Oregon and attended Maranatha until her passing. Maggie worked many jobs in her life, Community Action Center, Pasco School District and the Hanford Area until she retired. She loved the church, the community and deeply loved and was devoted to her family and friends.
Maggie was preceded in death by her father and mother; three sons, David, Jerry and Michael Mangum; one step-son, Lewis “Brother” Mangum; two grandsons, Lloyd “Mister” Westbrook and Dominic Mangum; four brothers, Isaiah, John H., Harlon, and Rev. George E. McGhee, Jr; three sisters, Mattie and Ruth McGhee, and Eleanora McGhee Fletcher.
Maggie leaves to cherish her precious memories, three sons, Otis (Clover) of Portland, Oregon, Charles of Pasco, Washington, Stephen (Kim), Spokane, Washington; two daughters, Loretta (Lloyd), Idaho Falls, Idaho and Karen (Mario), Yakima,Washington; one step-daughter Lynda (Charles), Seattle, Washington; three brothers, Javous (Mary), Pearl, Mississippi, Eugene (Mary), McDonough, Georgia, Francis (Marva), Kansas City, Kansas; one sister, Emma D. Fairley, Lawndale, California; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grands; 2 great-great grands; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Maggie was always smiling, uplifting and encouraging others. We will dearly miss her gentleness, her sharing ways and her tender heart.
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