Funeral services for the late Mrs. Cora L. McGhee “Sadie” were held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12 p.m. from First Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Lionel Davis, Pastor, Bishop Robert Reese, officiating.
Burial followed in Magnolia cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville directing.
I, Mrs. Cora Lee McGhee (Sadie) was born on March 5, 1932 in Greenville to my parents, the late Rachel and John Johnson.
As a child I attended Pine Level Baptist Church and Pine Level School in Greenville. Shortly after, I graduated from ASU in Montgomery with a degree in Education. I then moved to Detroit where I taught children in the public-school system for eight years. After teaching years, I obtained a job with Bell South which is now known as AT&T. I retired from AT&T May 4, 1991.
While in Detroit, I married the Late Elijah McGhee. I attended Oakland Avenue Missionary Baptist Church of Detroit.
I returned to Montgomery in 2013 where I passed in my home on March 29. I lived there with my only surviving sister, Jessie, and brother, Leroy. I enjoyed spending time with my great great niece, Dariauna (Queenie), watching wrestling, baseball, and Family Feud. I’d sit in my favorite chair and eat BBQ chips, starburst, and drink Pepsi. I was 86 years old.
I am preceded in death by my late husband Elijah McGhee; parents, Rachel and John Johnson; two sisters, Clara Savage and Johnnie May Johnson and two brothers George Johnson and Fred Johnson.
I leave to cherish my memories: my sister Jessie Harris (Little) and brother Leroy Johnson both of Montgomery; aunt Sarah Steele of Greenville; the pride of my life, my baby my great great niece Dariauna Montrice Harris (Queenie) of Montgomery; sister-in-law, Sylvia Johnson, Detroit and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.