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Mother Maggie (Barnett) Magwood

September 3, 1921 ~ July 2, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old


"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2 Tim. 4:6-8

Abraham & Ada Bell Barnett were blessed with a healthy baby girl on September 3, 1921. They named her Maggie Barnett.  Maggie was the 3rd of 7 daughters and was the last living. Her sisters were: Eva Nell, Pearl, Lovie, Bernice, Rosa Lee, and Elizabeth. Maggie was raised in the White Hall & Green Pond community and educated in the Colleton County School District. As a teenager. Maggie accepted the Lord as her Savior in Charleston, SC. She gained employment at a Tobacco Factory where she packed cigars in boxes. During that timeframe she met, fell in love with, and married Willie “Bubba” Magwood (who died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in the 1970’s). Throughout their marriage seven children were born Willie “Speedy” (Martha) North Charleston, SC who died in the 1970s, Amos, David (Eunice) Beaufort, SC & Regina of Green Pond, SC Special Partner Rose of Walterboro, SC, Shirley (Samuel) Williams of Orangeburg, SC, Ada (Sammie) Brown of Yemassee, SC, Jerome (Laverne) Walterboro, SC, and Rosa (William) Mikel of Columbia, SC, Of these unions came twenty-eight Grandchildren. 

Maggie lived the good life of a grandmother with children coming and going until the dreadful day death decided to visit her doorstep. It whispered the name of her daughter Rosa. At the time Rosa was a single mother of six children. Family & Rosa's church members scrambled trying to decide how many children were going where, who was going with who, and then a stern voice came across the room stating...”I’m taking all dem churn” ... not another word was uttered. Again, Maggie found herself in the role of Mother saying goodbye to the Glory Days of being Grandma only.  

She attended Lighthouse Tabernacle in Green Pond, SC under the leadership of Reverend Blue. Maggie was an active Eastern Star attending as many meetings as she could.  She loved doing word search puzzles and scratching lottery tickets. Her nieces and nephews loved her like she was their mom. She took great pride in being "Anny Maggie" (short for Auntie Maggie) and loved Walter Fields as if he was her biological son. Family & people came from far and near just to talk with Maggie and to eat a meal from her. Notably her rutabagas with neckbones and pigtails, her Kool-Aid was always so refreshing, and of course we cannot forget her iconic cornbread. The food she disliked most was Pizza and Beef.  Maggie was also a proud great-grandmother to seventy-four and great-great-grandmother to twenty-four.

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Celebration of Life
July 22, 2023

12:00 PM
Performing Arts Center -Colleton County High School
150 Cougar Nation Drive
Walterboro, SC 29488

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