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Peggy Walker Prince, 84, of Magee, passed away on August 16, 2022. Lovingly known as Mother, Mimi, and Mrs. Prince, she was the matriarch of our family. A devoted wife of Benny for 59 years, they were partners and supporters of the Magee community. She was the most wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, and friend. She worked as an educator for 43 years. She spent the majority of that time as a fourth-grade teacher who dedicated her life to children and fostering relationships with the kindest heart. It was evident that the love for her students only came second to the love of her family.
A beloved neighbor and friend, she will be so dearly missed. Peggy will be remembered fondly for years to come as the most beautiful lady inside and out. The legacy she leaves with us today as a mother and friend is to love as hard as you can, to celebrate the big things and the small things, and never to leave home without your lipstick and your “face on.”
She is survived in death by her daughters Melinda Berry (Danny) and Kim Mangum (Todd); six grandchildren, Bethani Welch (Chris), Ben Whittington, Natalie Lee (Matt), Bradley Munn, Will Mangum, and Bayleigh Grace Munn; four great-grandchildren, Harper and Halle Whittington, Ann Vivian Welch, and Carter Lee and one brother, Herman Walker (Anne).
She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Benny Harold Prince; her mother and father, Willis Mae Ashley and Grover Walker; her brother, Paul Walker and her sister, Sandra Cook.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Magee, MS from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Bro. Jim Taylor and Charlie Bob Prince will officiate the service at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Magee City Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted with Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.
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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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