Gladys Louise McGhee

April 17, 1947September 3, 2020

Gladys Louise Wilson McGhee was born April 17, 1947 to the late Augusta Sr and Ruby Lee (Townsend) Wilson in Fayetteville, Alabama. Gladys confessed Christ at an early age and joined Friendship Baptist Church in Sylacauga Alabama.

Gladys graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in 1965. She married Wilson McGhee on June 26, 1966. To this union two children were born, a daughter, Shelena and a son, Duane.

Gladys moved to Albion Michigan in 1968. She united with Mt. Calvary Baptist church as soon as she arrived. She later joined Macedonia Baptist Church. Gladys was always active in church. She was a member of the Fifth Sunday Fellowship Choir and was known throughout the community for her beautiful voice. She was employed by Yankee’s Department Store and Albion Public School System until she became ill in 1978. She departed this life on Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson McGhee; her parents, Augusta and Ruby L. Wilson, Sr.; four brothers, Augusta Wilson, Jr., Edward Lee Wilson, Mose Wilson and Charlie Lee Wilson; and a sister, Glenda Faye Spears.

Gladys leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Shelena (LaDon) Boykins of Battle Creek MI, her son Duane McGhee of Albion MI, two grandsons Benjamin Matthew and Gabriel Joseph McGhee of Swartz Creek MI, a brother David (Janet) Wilson of Sylacauga, AL; two sisters, Mattie Thomas of Childersburg, AL and Martha (Archie Lee) McNeal of Sylacauga AL, a special grandson Antwon Terrell of Jackson MI and two- god daughters Toni Wheeler of Lansing MI and Ka’Sandra Wingfield of Warren MI, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Homegoing celebration will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 beginning with viewing at 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM with Pastor Bobby McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Albion Memory Gardens.

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Edith Best

September 9, 2020

Sis McGhee, Heaven surely has a songbird. Every single time I came home to worship at Macedonia, I saw you in the choir singing or singing from the pews. Your voice was unmatched and your smile was genuinely heartfelt and warming. You've been a singing inspiration to all of us. Thank you for using the gift God gave you to bless the city of Albion and the state of Michigan. To your children and grandchildren, thank you for sharing your mother with a church family that loved and appreciated her down through the years. It uplifts my spirit to know that she is now part of that "great cloud of witnesses." Remember, 2 Cor 5:8.

Evangelist Valerie Seals-Taylor

September 7, 2020

I met Sis McGhee When I was in third grade and from then until her death she was such a pleasant person. She ALWAYS encouraged us at Macedonia in the choir and in all we did in church. She was someone I looked up to In singing and Oh how I loved to hear her sing. I didn’t get to see her often but whenever I was in Albion if I couldn’t stop by I made sure I called her to say hi and she was always excited to hear from me. I will miss seeing her smiling face because besides her phenomenal voice, and those amazing nails,her smile was just as captivating. My prayers truly go out to her family and all who loved her as much as I do. Rest well Beautiful, I’ll see you on the other side. Save me a seat right next to you like old times in the soprano section. Love you forever Sis. McGhee, Always,

Evangelist Valerie Seals-Taylor

Joyce Spicer

September 5, 2020

Sending my prayers to the family of Gladys McGhee and condolences. I will miss that great voice . She ministered to many within the Albion community as a soloist , especially the Fifth Sunday Fellowship. May God keep you in His care and comfort you during this time!


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