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Wessie E. Gee
(March 23, 1928 - June 28, 2017)
Mrs. Wessie E. Gee, 89, of Carrollton passed away at her residence in Carrollton on Wednesday, June 28. She was born in Tylertown,
Mississippi, on March 23, 1928, to Otis and Effie Ellzey. Mrs. Gee made her home in Carrollton for 69 years, having come to Carrollton as an
elementary teacher in 1948. She continued to serve the children of Carroll County as an educator and special education supervisor in the
Carroll County School System until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi scholastic organization and the National
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Gee's passions in life were education, historic preservation, and forestry conservation. She was a founding member of the Carroll
County Society for the Preservation of Antiquities, and was an active participant of the Carrollton Pilgrimage since its reorganization in 1961.
She served on the Carrollton Preservation Commission since its inception in 2002. Mrs. Gee was influential in the restoration of several
historic homes in Carrollton which are on the National Register of Historic Places. She also personally supervised and assisted with the
restoration of Oakwood Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Carrollton. As an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Carrollton, she
was very instrumental in restoration projects at both this church and the church rectory adjacent to the church. She was also active in the
Carroll County Forestry Association, the Carrollton Historic Cemetery Association, and the Carroll County Development Association. Mrs.
Gee has been the recipient of several awards recognizing her commitment and devotion to historic preservation, including the Judah P.
Benjamin Award given by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Historic Preservation Medal from the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution, commendation by the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives in their Concurrent
Resolution No. 528, and a resolution by the Town of Carrollton honoring her commitment to preserving the town.
Mrs. Gee is survived by her children, Mary Anne Gee Boswell of Jackson, Orman Kimbrough Gee III of Greenwood, and Dr. Peter Ellzey Gee
of Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren, Lela Boswell of Charleston, South Carolina, and Lydia Gee of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in
death by her parents and her husband, Orman Kimbrough Gee Jr.
A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Gee's life will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Carrollton on Saturday, July 1, at 2:00 p.m., with
Rev. Jud Meadors officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church Restoration Fund, c/o Peoples Bank and Trust Company, P. O.
Box 397, North Carrollton, MS 38947.
Saturday, July 1 2 pm
Grace Episcopal Church
|Mrs.James E. Ricks
SUSAN NEILL MURPHY
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hubert and Vallie Strachan; Carrollton,MS
Laquita Bell Neill & Robert W. Neill, Jr.
Our prayers and condolences. Wessie was such a wonderful neighbor for so many years.
Richard & Linda Lehmam
So sorry for your loss. Ms. Weese was a good friend & we enjoyed her friendship in the Forresty commission and in
CET. She will be missed very much by us and many who knew her.
May God bless you.
|March 23, 1928
June 28, 2017