Oleta Faye “Mamaw” MeGee was escorted home by a host of angels to join the heavenly choir Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Conway Regional. She was born June 6, 1936, to Beecher Doyle and Macel Lee Quattlebaum of Damascus.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jimmie, whom she worked alongside as helpmate, dairy farm partner, companion and best friend for 56 years. Also surviving her are son Steve, his wife Missy; daughter Angela; and three granddaughters, Lindsey and Megan Triplett, and Sarah MeGee; sister, Juanita Bryant and her husband Jim; niece, Denise Benight and her husband Mark, and son Will; niece Pam Nacke and husband Tim, all of Damascus.
Oleta was the epitome of the “virtuous woman” described in Proverbs 31, as she served and loved her husband and family with all of her heart, body, soul and mind all the days of her life. She set a beautiful living example to her children and grandchildren by living a life of virtue and character. She loved God and her church and was committed to serving God through the church, having served through the years as Sunday school teacher, Bible school director, choir member and deacon’s wife. She was a “quiet” encourager, in that every month she would sit in her chair and make out cards and notes to every church member that had birthdays, anniversaries, or that she thought needed a word of encouragement. She loved to sing, go fishing, sew and garden, but above all she loved doing things to demonstrate her love for her family.
Family visitation was 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at First Baptist Church in Damascus, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. at the church with Bro. Daniel Williams officiating. Burial was at Lloyd Cemetery in Damascus. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.