Odessa McGee

September 14, 1952 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 69)



When I come to the end of the road 
And the sun has set for me 
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. 
Why cry for a soul set free? 

Miss me a little–but not too long 
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared, 
Miss me–but let me go. 

For this is a journey that we all must take 
And each must go alone. 
It's all a part of the Master's plan, 
A step on the road to home. 

When you are lonely and sick of heart 
Go to the friends we know 
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. 
Miss Me–But Let me Go!

It is with sincere sympathy that Gatlin Mortuary Inc. announces the passing of Ms. Odessa McGee. We are honored to be selected by her family to serve them with excellence through professional service.   ~Modern Day Services with Traditional Values~

Odessa Marie Mcgee was born September 14th 1952 in Lowndes County, GA to the late Rev. Odell Mcgee and Annie Doris Mcgee. 

She was a member of Grace Outreach in Valdosta, Georgia. 

Friday, November 5th, 2021 God called Odessa home to rest. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Sam McGee, Nettie McGee, and Eula Mae Sims, her son Keith Dewayne McGee, and her parents. 

Odessa leaves to mourn yet to celebrate her life, a loving and devoted significant other Alphonso Sanders, her son, David McGee, her one and only daughter Tameica McGee, her grandchildren: Alexis, Nathan, Brittany, Marcus, Keizhane, Jackson, David Jr., Frederic, Taylor, and 7 great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her 3 sisters: Annie (David) Stibbins, Virginia (James) Best, and Salista McGee. 4 brothers: Rick (Ernestine) Lane, Darren (Lisa) Lane, Derrick (Angie) Lane, Anthony (Eunice) Williams. A very special God brother Eddie Jackson, her God daughter Valerie (Tootie) Bacon, a friend Mary Linda Ponder and also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church @ 12 noon.  Interment will follow in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. 

Public Visitation will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 from  11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 



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November 12, 2021

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Gatlin Mortuary
500 E Alden Ave
Valdosta, GA 31602

Funeral Service
November 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Morning Star Missionary Baptist
1051 Howell Road
Valdosta, GA 31601

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