Lillian Magee Plummer

Published 9:10 am Monday, June 9, 2014

A family is like a body. When a family loses a loved one, it is as if they have lost one of their limbs. The contribution that was made by the family member that was lost can never be replaced. That person is gone. What that person has brought to the family is gone.

Is it important for the family to take time to grieve for this loss? Doing so is a matter of respect for the relative that has passed. It is also a step that the family must take to acknowledge its loss. If we do not take the time to honor the lost relative, it is as if we are saying that they didn’t matter to us.

We shall take the time to honor the loss of our Lillian because she did matter to us. She was not only my mother, she was my best friend! For me; she was truly GODS’ GREATEST GIFT that I will always sorrowfully miss.

Love You Mom!

Rest In Peace

Services for Lillian Magee Plummer, 73, were at 11 a.m. June 7, 2014, at the Killeen Memorial Park Chapel. Burial followed at Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lillian passed away June 3, 2014, at Scott & White CCH in Temple, Texas. Lillian was born Jan. 28, 1941, the seventh child of seven children born to Eddie “Ed” and Charity McGowan Magee in Bogalusa.

Siblings include Lee Edgar Magee, Charlie “Duke” Edward Magee, Clyde “Monk” Magee, Lloyd Lee “Sweet” Magee and twins Callie Mae “Eva” or “Edna” Magee and Clarence Earl “Buttercup” Magee, who shared a birthday with Lillian. Extended family included her brother Ellis Holmes, the first child and son of her mother, and Catherine “Mookie” Collins, the first child and daughter of her father. All but one preceded her in death.

She was raised and partially educated in Bogalusa. She was the dedicated spouse of 45 years to lifelong friend Charlie L. Plummer (U.S. Army, retired), who also preceded her in death. Lillian’s fervency for education drove her to continue her education, earning associate degrees in psychology and criminal justice as well as a certificate in substance dependency counseling from CTC, maintaining her status as an honor roll student. Lillian retired from the Christian Farm Tree, where she worked as a substance dependence counselor. Lillian was once a member of The Daughters Jericho.

She lived in the Copperas Cove and Killeen community for 35 years after many travels stateside and abroad during her husband’s U.S. Army career. She was the epitome of excellence and dedication in everything she did. She was an ideal mother, wife, student, family member and friend. Survivors include her son, Timothy A. MaGee of Killeen, Texas; her brother, Lloyd L. Magee of Las Vegas; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who she touched with her wisdom, grace and endless generosity. Memorial contributions to Piney Woods School, 5096 Mississippi Highway 49 South, Piney Woods, MS 29148 are greatly appreciated.