Waymond Ira McGee Obituary in Gadsden at Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home | Gadsden, AL
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Waymond Ira McGee

03/25/1953 - 06/26/2022

Obituary For Waymond Ira McGee

Mr. Waymond I. McGee 69, of Collinsville, departed this life on June 26, 2022. Sincere condolences to family and friends.

LIFE REFLECTIONS

WAYMOND IRA MCGEE was born on March 25, 1953, in Gadsden, Alabama, to the union of the late George McGee and Jenester Bozeman McGee. He confessed Christ at an early age and attended church with family at Goodsell United Methodist Church and Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, respectively.

Waymond pursued apprenticeship through Geeter and Adams Funeral Home at the tender age of 14 years old. During his teenage years and through young adulthood, he became a licensed embalmer, and developed a passion for funeral directing. He loved driving long distances and serving families in the local Gadsden area. He worked with a few other funeral homes across the Gadsden are and Hershel Thornton Funeral Home in Atlanta, Georgia, within a two-decade spread. He graduated from Carver High School in Gadsden, Alabama, attended and graduated Gadsden State Community College. Alongside his continued funeral home employment, Waymond purchased and opened his first business "The McGee Cleanup/Detail Shop" in 1973 in the East Gadsden/Miller Height community. This business later expanded to add a collaborative mechanic shop and operation with his brothers, the late Stanly McGee and Jimmy McGee. the shop was operational through 2015. The shop was operational through 2015. He loved learning new trades and skills, returned to college to receive a certification in Automotive Mechanics. Another employer included Cagles, Inc. in Collinsville, Alabama.

Waymond was called to deaconship at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Collinsville, AL., where he was active until his mobility and health digressed during the pandemic. in 2015, Waymond's health forced full retirement from part-time work. Waymond was jovially referred to as "Boss" by his immediate family and friends. He was very resourceful and loved helping people by bridging services through networking and navigating the roads. He had a photographic memory if it related to machines and mechanic. He had special connection to children in the family and loved treating them to candy, Pepsi sodas, and Cochran's bakery (i.e. donut hokes). Waymond in his final days of hospitalization wished to be remembered for "helping people."

Waymond was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jenester McGee; sisters, Emma Jean Johnson and Debra Scott; brothers, George Stanley McGee and Jimmy McGee. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted and loving family: wife, Gloria Jean McGee of Collinsville, AL; mother-in-law, Rosetta (late Grady) Roden of Collinsville, AL; father-in-law, James "J.W." George of Collinsville, AL; children, Christina Cantrell (Cedric) of Piedmont, AL, Tara George Wright of Columbia, SC, Delvin George of Rainbow City, AL, Kimberly McGee of Bentonville, AR, and Jason Chambers of Madison, AL; bonus children, Christopher George of Collinsville, AL, Timothy (Kerry) George of Collinsville, AL, Lamond Sumpter, and Tyreik Sumpter; godchild, Veon "Pookie" Branch (DeAnthony "Chad") Chandler of Kimberly, AL; grandchildren, Brandy, Brett, Brevin, Casey, Quinten, Kobi, Shyanne, Christian, Orlando, Takiyah, Jordan, and Anaya, Jo'Lissa, Jaceyon; a host of bonus grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Lorinza "Soap" Thomas, Sr., of Gadsden, Susie Thomas, Millie Mostella, all of Gadsden, AL, Patricia Merkerson of Atlanta, GA; special niece/sister, Elea Bradford (Christopher); brother-in-law, Tommie Lee Jones "Sonny", of Guntersville, AL; nieces and nephews, Anna (Earl), Lorinza, Jr. "Bro", Loretta, Vickie, Cassandra, Edwin, Elea (Christopher), Andre, Tonya, Deanna, Yolanda, Felicia, Patrice, Sherita (Preston), Monica, Arnold, Jenester (Hezey), Warlando (Jessica), William "Ouija", Tony (Jasmine),Nina, Laquata (Mark), Tommy, Ronnie, Nastasha, Shanta, Mary, and John; special friends, Robert Williams of Gadsden, AL, Lovelace Jones of Gadsden, AL, Reverend Willie Sayles, Sr., Gadsden and Walt Byers, of Gadsden, AL.; and a host of other great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

VISITATION

Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home

Friday, July 8, 2022, 5pm - 7pm

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 1pm

New Destiny Christian Church, 201 Goldenrod Ave., Gadsden, AL. 35901

INTERMENT

Lincoln Hill Cemetery

Service by Professionals, Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home.

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Sweet Moments
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Beautiful Dreams
$84.95
The Sweetest Touch
$79.95
Ocean Devotion
$79.95
Precious Heart Bouquet
$84.95
America the Beautiful
$74.95
Gathered With Love Flower Arrangement
$129.95
Pastel Harmony
$89.95
Heavenly & Harmony
$84.95
Sweet Tranquility Basket
$89.95
Stylish Garden
$134.95
Golden Days Basket
$79.95
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