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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Joan Magee

Joan Comly Magee (Magee)

Sunday, February 6th, 1944 - Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Joan Comly Magee passed away in the early morning hours of August 19, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Joan was born in Wayne, PA on February 6, 1944 to Leigh J. Magee and Esther Shallcross Magee. She was the youngest of 3 siblings, beloved big brother and sister James Magee and Leigh (Susie) Schuerholz, who predeceased her. Joan was raised in the Quaker tradition and continued practicing her Quaker faith as an active member of the Catawba Valley Friends Meeting. She was a former member of Radnor Meeting in Radnor, PA one of the oldest Friends Meetings in the country.
Joan was a graduate of The George School (a Quaker high school), the Katherine Gibbs School in New York and Caldwell Community College where she graduated Phi Theta Kappa.
She retired from many years of serving in the Trust Department at Wachovia Bank (formerly First Union National Bank) in Hickory and Charlotte. In her retirement years, she was a devoted volunteer of the Women’s Resource Center of Hickory serving as the volunteer coordinator. In her spare time, she loved traveling and had been on multiple trips to Europe with her friends from the Hickory area.
Joan is survived by her son Greg Williams and his wife Peggy of Wilmington, NC, three grandchildren – Bailey Williams of Alexandria, VA, Lindsey Williams of Wilmington, NC and Wyatt Williams also of Wilmington, NC. Close family also includes her sister-in-law Judy Magee of Durham, NC, and nieces and nephews – Caitlin (Ken Halbert) Magee of Denver, CO, Stephen Magee of Durham, NC and Robin (Henri Gavin) Magee also of Durham and Keith (Peggy) Schuerholz of San Francisco and Jonathan (Esta) Schuerholz of Grand Island, NY.
She had several close friends who loved her dearly and joyfully lightened her load during her recent cancer battle.
Condolences and memories may be shared with Mackie Funeral Home, Granite Falls, NC at www.mackiefh.com No memorial service is currently planned. Donations in her memory may be made to the Women’s Resource Center of Hickory, P.O. Box 1608, Hickory, NC 28603 or www.wrchickory.org
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Pat Winschel

Posted at 11:50am
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with Joan's family and friends. I know she'll be missed by her family and all who knew her. Let's just remember and cherish the memories we shared with her.
Pat Winschel, Apex, NC
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Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki

Posted at 09:33am
We send our sincere condolences to Joan's family. We worked with her on the board of Ears to Our World and appreciated her insights into the project. She will be sorely missed.

Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki and Nyaga Mwaniki
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Diane Hoyle

Posted at 09:41pm
A friend and co-worker, one of the "lunch bunch" and after retirement we all became the "Biddy Committee". Her laugh was infectious. She would do anything she could to help anyone. Rest in peace, Joan. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for her family whom she loved dearly.
Diane Hoyle
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Rhonda Teague

Posted at 05:14pm
Joan was my dear friend for over four decades. I've always said she was my sister by another Mother. She and I had many wonderful times together. We both enjoyed books and soap operas. She put together more jigsaw puzzles than anyone I've ever known. She loved her Boston Terrier, Sadie. I am certainly going to miss my friend. Hope they have puzzles in Heaven .
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Sylvia Dunn

Posted at 03:56pm
Joan was a dear, beloved friend and I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends and all that loved her.
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