Nancy Gray Mason McGee went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2014, after a brief illness. Visitation for Nancy will be held Sunday, January 5 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Airline Baptist Church. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at Airline Baptist Church on Monday, January 6 at 2:00 pm. Officiating will be Brother Billy Pierce and Brother Prentis McGee. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Avenue.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Troy McGee; her daughter, Angela McCullough and husband Scott, and granddaughters Katherine and Macy; her sister Virginia Jo Preston; stepdaughters Christy Roberts and her husband Bobby, and Mandy McGee; step-grandchildren Amanda McCullough, Natalie McCullough, Lauren and Ray Carter, and Chase Caldwell; step-great-granddaughter Landry Carter; and numerous brothers-and-sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Preceding Nancy in death were her parents, King and Willie Mae Gray
Nancy was born on February 11, 1943, in Ruston, Louisiana, and grew up in Dubach. She was a graduate of Cotton Valley High School. She earned her BA and Masters Degrees +30 in education from Louisiana Tech. Nancy was an inspired educator. She spent a total of 33 years working in the Bossier Parish School System, 24 of those years teaching at Benton High School. She became the Supervisor of Vocational Teachers and Counselors for Bossier Parish, and was selected Louisiana Teacher of the Year and Louisiana Vocational Supervisor of the Year during her career. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority, where she served as President of both the local and state chapters.
Nancy’s purpose in life was Christian service: she was a Charter Member of Cypress Baptist Church and later became a member of Airline Baptist Church. She played piano and organ for the church, served as Sunday School teacher, and worked on numerous church committees during her lifetime. She sang in the Adult Church Choir and the Young at Heart Choir. She was the heart of the Airline Seasoned Servants Sunday School class. She was known as the person who was always there: whether it was due to sickness or family troubles or loss of a job or for the less fortunate, Nancy was always there with a smile and a kind word of encouragement, as well as with more tangible gifts such as food or a ride to the doctor or financial assistance. Her legacy is evident in the numbers of people she impacted with her Christian service, all of whom have a “Nancy was there for me” story to tell.
Nancy was much loved by her family and friends. She will be missed and her memory will be cherished.
Pallbearers include Scott McCullough, Jay McGee, Buddy Puryear, Bobby Roberts, Chase Caldwell, and Lamar Breedlove. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Toms and Bill Duckworth.
In lieu of flowers, family members suggest that memorials may be made to the Airline Baptist Church Children’s Building Fund.