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Laura Paralee Sessions McGee
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1856
Death: Dec. 20, 1942

Mrs. J. A. McGee died Sunday night; burial be in Rice

Mother Mrs. J. B. Fortson was native of Navarro County. Mrs. J. A. McGee, age 86 years, died at 10 o'clock Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Fortson, 220 North Fourteenth Street. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist church in Rice. Rev. E. F. Bohmfaulk, assisted by Rev. C. O. Hightower, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

Mrs. McGee was a native of Navarro County. She was the daughter of Isaac Boone and Rachel Minerva Hammonds Sessions and was born July 25, 1856, in the Sessions community near Rice. She attended school at Chatfield and later at Marvin College in Waxahachie. Joining the Methodist church at Chatfield at the age of 12 years, she had been an active member of that denomination since that time and had also taken an active interest in civic and social affairs of Rice and Corsicana.

She married Dr. J. A. McGee of Rice on January 24, 1878, and made her home in Rice until 1928 when she moved to Corsicana to make her home with her daughter. Dr. McGee died in 1905. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson, Corsicana; Mrs. Roxie McGee Collins, Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Lackey of Rice and Mrs. H.P. Barkley, Ennis; a brother, Dr. I.P. Sessions, Rockdale; seven grandchildren, John Murray McGee, Beaumont; Joe B. Fortson Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. Eliot a. Johnston, Corsicana; James Edwin Fortson, student at the University of Texas, Austin; Mrs. Arley McCarson, Ferris; James McGee Collins, aviation cadet at Hondo; Virgil A. Sanders, Lexington, Ky.; five great grandchildren, Marylyn and Natalie McGee, Beaumont; Judith Johnston, Corsicana; Lyda Gayle Fortson, Corsicana; Joe B. Fortson III, Corsicana; a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Hiram Bartley, Claude Hervey, Tom Queen, Tom Fortson, Clarence Mahaley, Byron South, Scott Swafford, Arthur Caldwell, B. H. Clark and A. R. Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family. Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Boone Sessions (1817 - 1884)
  Rachel Minerva Hammonds Sessions (1830 - 1886)
 
 Siblings:
  Egbert G Sessions (1840 - 1913)**
  Viola Sessions Haynie (1844 - 1928)**
  Amanda Emily Sessions Adams (1849 - 1883)**
  Maud Sessions Gatewood (1854 - 1927)*
  Laura Paralee Sessions McGee (1856 - 1942)
  Roxana M Sessions Lackey (1858 - 1943)*
  Elloie Sessions Barkley (1863 - 1955)*
  Isaac P Sessions (1867 - 1951)*
  Charles Marvin Sessions (1870 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Rice Cemetery
Rice
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section C
 
Created by: Lori Hartman Hegar
Record added: Jul 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7684810
Laura Paralee <i>Sessions</i> McGee
Added by: Lee Sessions
 
Laura Paralee <i>Sessions</i> McGee
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