Mary Elizabeth Green Magazine, 84, widow of William “Sonny Boy” Magazine, departed this earthly life on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sumter. Born in Lee County on January 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Reames Green.
“Mary Lizzie”, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, attended the public schools of Lee County. She was a lifelong member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the Senior Choir and Usher’s Ministry until her health declined. She was a dedicated employee at National Health Care Center for many years prior to retiring.
She leaves to cherish fond memories: one daughter, Maggie (Herbert) Pearson; one son, Henry (Lynne) Magazine; one brother, Henry Green; and one brother-in-law, George Magazine, all of Bishopville; a sister-in-law, Maggie Magazine of Sumter; seven grandchildren, two of whom she raised as her own, Tony Wilson and Gloria Pearson; thirteen great grandchildren; a special god son, John Shaw; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and one daughter, Mary Sue Wilson
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Friday, February 22, 2013 from the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 184 Lake Ashwood Road, Sumter, with the Reverend Kenneth N. Carter, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at the family home, 1280 Green Lane Road, Bishopville.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m.
The Funeral procession will leave from the family home at 11:30 a. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church Yard Cemetery, Sumter.