Michael Joseph Magee

April 20, 1952 - May 28, 2020
Thomas McAfee - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733 | Map
Sunday 5/31, 3:00 pm

Michael J. Magee went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2020 following a long battle with cancer. Mike was married to his childhood sweetheart, Ginny Barrett Magee for 47 years and lived at 106 Windward Ct, Greer, SC. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his three children, Kimberly Benyak andContinue Reading

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Diana left a message on October 24, 2020:
I am belatedly aware Mike passed. I used to work at SFH but moved in 2001. I am so grateful that I was able to keep my friendship with Mike through the years. I would see him on most of my trips back to South Carolina. He was such a great guy. He always had me smiling nonstop when he was around. And a lot of giggling too. And he had a lot of faith, he inspired me. I love him and will miss him. I hope to see him again when it’s my time to go.
Diana Isaia
Emily W left a message on August 16, 2020:
Hi Ms. Ginny -
I work on second floor at St. Francis and just heard that Mike passed.  I cared for him during his stay on 2nd floor and he was an absolute DELIGHT - always laughing and joking, kind as can be and wearing a "track in the hallway" from walking so much!  He told me stories about when your children were younger and his boys going fishing and picking berries.  What a wonderful man - so sorry to hear of your loss.  Prayers, love and hugs from night shift 2nd floor!
Emily W.
Ginny left a message on June 5, 2020:

I did receive your gift and appreciate you dropping this by.  It prompted me to pull out old yearbooks and I will be reading them for days.  Mike always spoke of you as a good friend and I am sorry we had lost touch these last few years.  Keep in touch!

Stan Knight left a message on June 4, 2020:
Jenny - Please call me at 430-2699. A couple of weeks ago I had to spend two nights at St. Francis downtown. I meant to go see Mike, but missed doing that. I now know he wouldn't have been there. I'm so sorry for your loss. On Tuesday the 2nd, I left an envelope at what I thought was your house. It was a page from the Nautilus year book from dear old GHS , class of 1970. I hope you found it outside your front door. I forget but what was your maiden name? My email address is [email protected]
Ann Ammons left a message on June 3, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy to your family.  We are so sorry to lose a great neighbor who always had a smile  and a wave,  making you feel special just driving by in his truck.  Todd will especially miss his tiger paw and a shout out Go Tigers.
Sincerely,  Ann and Todd Ammons
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Stan Knight left a message on May 31, 2020:
Jinny, I was stunned to see Mike had passed. Two weeks ago I spent two nights at St. Francis. I meant to go visit Mike while there. I had visited him there a few years ago. I failed to do that , but he wouldn’t have been there. At Greenville High we became friends. The two of us would talk like sportscaster’s, and we had so much fun when doing that. I guess you could say that both of us were a little crazy. The last time I saw him was a few years ago as he was doing landscaping at a home in my neighborhood. From everything I’ve read on this site he had many friends. Take care and remember you were so fortunate to have had him in your life. God bless you , and your family.
Lynn Costello left a message on May 31, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Mike was of of a kind and had the best smile and laugh. I always enjoyed talking with him. He will truly be missed. 
Kim&jeff Isbell left a message on May 31, 2020:
I worked with Mike for 37 years..... He always smiled, he always went out of his was to comfort his patients, promising them excellent care. He was kind to all . He gave his all and he lived a joyous life to the fullest. He loved to brag about his family and the fun they shared. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Darrell and Tammy Sullivan left a message on May 31, 2020:
To Jinny,Kimberly,Andrew and Melissa,
Mike has always been an inspiration to St Francis, his laughter , his love for his patients, love for his co-workers.  You never seen him sad, he was always happy.  He will leave an empty space in our hearts and all of our lives.  May he rest in peace and may God Bless you all.
Wanda Bonham left a message on May 30, 2020:
Ginny...I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike at St Francis. He was always so full of energy & always made me laugh. He is the one that got me in the travel industry by offering me a job with his family’s business. For that I will always be grateful. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
The LeGrand Family left a message on May 30, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers for each of you as you reminisce the sweet memories and funny stories that help you each get through these days. So much love and lives touched to share with each other and to hear from so many touchrd by his life. God bless you all.
Shelley Sems left a message on May 30, 2020:
Oh dear Ginny and all of the Magee family, We are heartbroken to learn of this news. Mike was absolutely one of the kindest, most genuine, fun/fun loving, funny, friendly and just overall fantastic people on the planet. Mike was one of those people who didn’t just “know“ what was right, he “did” what was right....such an incredible soul. Mike had a gift of truly and unconditionally loving others from itty bitty young on up to the elderly and all ages in between. People were immediately drawn to him and were captured by his easygoing style and BIG beaming smile that immediately said “I care.” Gary and I truly loved the years we were in small group with y’all and getting to know you both. I remember many years ago when Mike helped us put in a French drain at our house and somehow managed to entertain our little kids at the same time who were just as fascinated with the dirt as Mike was working in it. They were a great team! :-) I will have to pull out our old recipe for “Mikes chili” one day soon that he gave to Gary.... Of course no one could make it like Mike. We are truly heartbroken to realize he is no longer here to share life with this world but we rejoice that his suffering is no more. We KNOW he is fully healed now and we KNOW we will see him again in heaven one day. Continuing to pray for your family in the coming days and weeks and months. Praying that the blessings of all your time and amazing memories with him will flood your minds and fill your hearts and make you smile, even amidst this sadness.
We love you! Gary and Shelley Sems
Pat Gooding left a message on May 30, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Mike enjoyed making others smile, he will be missed
Jane Hendrix left a message on May 30, 2020:
I worked with Mike at St. Francis for over 34 years.  He was always kind and compassionate.  He loved his patients as well as his St. Francis family.  I never saw Mike without a big smile on his face.  He will be greatly missed but has left a legacy and so many memories.
Gary Ashford left a message on May 30, 2020:
I send my condolences to the family.  Mike was a great neighbor for about 30 years.  Always enjoyed talking to him.
Elaine Ledford left a message on May 30, 2020:
There aren’t enough words to express how loved Mike was. Working with him just made my day as an admitting and registration representative at St. Francis. He was fun and funny and passionate about his patients. He would always asked how I was doing and truly cared about us all.
When I got sick and was his patient it was no different. He encouraged me, helped me and was there to help me through it.
I was honored to have been at the awards dinner for my 5 yr pin when he was awarded the overall, most caring and passionate award. He deserved it and more.
I was blessed to have worked with and know Mike Magee for the past 8 years. My life is better for it and he will truly be missed.
Donnie Burton left a message on May 30, 2020:
I went to school with Mike & Chris. Both were great guys. Prayers for his family. RIP.


Donnie Burton
Crystal Bulman left a message on May 30, 2020:
Mike was such a kind man. When I worked at St. Francis, his love for his patients, his kindness, and his desire to serve were so obvious. Seeing him was sure to brighten my day. May our Father God hold you close as you grieve and miss this wonderful man, and may He comfort you with the blessed assurance that this is not ' Goodbye' but ' I'll see you when I get Home'.
Candy Poff left a message on May 30, 2020:
I’m so much saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I’ve been at St Francis almost 35 years and he was one of my first favorite friends there. Always made you feel like long time friends, happy personality, quick with a cute joke and such an infectious laugh! I didn’t get to see him much over the last decade or so but I’ll always remember what an awesome person he was and feel blessed to have known him! Prayers for all of his family and friends ️
Bob & Mary Reimer left a message on May 30, 2020:
We hope that your memories will life the sadness that you and your family are feeling. Mike is surely smiling down on y'all from heaven. You are in the prayers of your Engaged Encounter community. 
Peace and love 
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ann & Bill Poole left a message on May 30, 2020:
Ginny, I remember when our friend Michelle was in the hospital not having a good day when Mike showed up & lit up the room. He made her laugh & put her at ease. Then you called and you could just hear the love in his voice when he spoke to you. He lived a wonderful full life because he was a great person to others.
Sending prayers to you & your family.
Michele Hawkins left a message on May 30, 2020:
It was always a joy seeing Mike’s joyful smile at work. He always made us laugh!! He will be missed by all of us at Saint Francis and especially in the Respiratory Therapist Department. He will always be remembered for his contagious humor, kindness and awesome chili.
Gabriele Gromoll left a message on May 30, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers for the family. Mike will be missing at St Francis. He was the kindest person I ever met. Rest in peace. 
Sybil Wardlaw left a message on May 29, 2020:
I worked for a number of years with Mike. He was always open and friendly with a ready smile for everyone  I pray that you find comfort in your memories 
Marilyn Hill left a message on May 29, 2020:
I worked with Mike in the Respiratory Therapy Department at St. Francis for 15 years. During that time Mike always made me laugh with his singing and dancing. Praying for comfort to his family and friends.
Kristy Power left a message on May 29, 2020:
There truly aren’t enough words to explain how fantastic Mike was - master of chili, kindest heart, funniest sense of humor. A true class act. Prayers to Ginny and the family. I know he’s up there cracking everyone up.

Which memory could I share? Probably the time Mike snuck off to my house to cook chili for respiratory Care Week. He said he didn’t want Ginny to get mad at him for messing up her kitchen. Boy did I know why once the chili was cooked! His chili was a staple for Respiratory Care Week!
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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