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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

McGee, Mary Emma Ferguson




Mary Emma Ferguson McGee, age 86, was born January 14, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Helen Anderson Bodison and William Kenneth Ball. Mary, an only child raised by her grandmother, Mary Anderson and mother Helen Bodison. Mary had seven children WM (Terry) Ferguson and wife Dee Dee of Palm Beach, FL; Richard Ferguson and wife Raeann of Coatesville, PA; Marla Ferguson Green and husband Gregory Green of Wedowee, AL; Timothy Ferguson and wife Rachel of Lithonia, GA; Roderick Ferguson of Pittsburgh, PA; Jill Ferguson of Pittsburgh, PA; Andrew Ferguson also of Pittsburgh, PA. She had 21 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. Mary Ferguson McGee retired in 1990 from the VA Hospital in Oakland and Aspinwall branches after 30 years of service. Mary met and married James Otis McGee in 1986. One of the very memorable times was when Jim and Mary where blessed to go on a mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa with Pastor James Reynolds and the rest of the mission team. Upon arriving there hearing someone say, “Welcome home, brother” and a lady ask “How are the folks you left back home?” Those of the mission team got to see so much of God’s hand moving seeing prayers being answered and how some simply dropped to their knees in prayer. The oranges and peanuts we ate there were so tasty. After visiting a hospital there and seeing a young boy run out to buy an orange juice, from a cart, with the money just given to him. Of course, we had no idea of the value of the coins. The people, that we were around, all seemed to help themselves, even though they didn’t have anything. We were there during the winter, which was cold at night. As the sun arose the weather got warmer and warmer, to about 80 -90 degrees-a wonderful and blessed trip. Mary also had the privilege to go on another mission trip to Canada, to spend 2 weeks on the Native American Reservation of the Ojibwa tribe. Pastor Reynolds and the new mission team met the Chief. Later on the Chief’s wife rode with us into town, telling us lots of very interesting history. The church, on the reservation, was without a pastor. Rev. Reynolds, along with others, officiated, while God moved in people’s hearts; including a service, that was held in the community house, on the reservation. It was so unexpected, to see my God having his way and people wanting to obey God. AMAZING! Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 2-6 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Funeral will be private for the family. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont