Rose M. McGhee

Published 9:49 am Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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Rose Marie McGhee, 68, of Poarch, passed away on Aug. 22, 2023 in Poarch.


She was born on March 6, 1955 in Florence to Otis and Clara Butler McGhee.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Teresa Lee Jay; her brother, Harold McGhee; her grandson, Patrick Jay; and her granddaughter, Rebecca.

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She is survived by her son, James Ivy of Tennessee; her daughter, Jessica Ivy of Poarch; her brothers, Otis McGhee Jr. of Brewton and Christopher (Denise) Johnson of Cherokee; her sister, Renee (Pernell) Blackwell of Leesburg; special cousins, Sandra Steverson, Willie Faye Thomas, Connie Vickery, Patricia Wessel and Jacquelyn Baker; 11 grandchildren, Ashton, Audrey, Harlee, Chelsey, Timothy, Bryson, Jameson, Brinley and Journey; eight great-grandchildren; numerous family, friends and her special caretaker, Theresa Tucker.

She was loved by the Poarch Community.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 26, 2023 at Poarch Baptist Church with Speaker Eric Steverson. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Justin Keeton, Odell McGhee, Robbie McGhee, Brent Pinkston, Timothy Jay, Jereme Tucker, Trevor McLain and Corey Grimes.

Honorary pallbearers were Chelsey Short, Pasley Tucker, Hope Tucker, Kayla Taylor, Harlee McLain and Bruce Vickery.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.