Albertus McGee, 81, “affectionately known as “Deak”, was born in Sumter, on May 26, 1940 to the late Warden and Mamie Porter McGee. He departed this earthly life on July 14, 2021. Albertus received his education in the Sumter County Public Schools where he attended Four Bridges Elementary and Ebenezer High School. He was the valedictorian of his High School Class, Class of 1958 and delivered the valedictory speech at the graduation ceremony. Upon graduating from high school, Deak married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Dubose. From their union they had two children “twins” Carol and Victor McGee. Deak and Lucille relocated to Philadelphia where they lived for several years and later moved to New York City. As life changed Deak, moved to Newark, New Jersey, where he opened his own carpet business which he operated for many years. Due to his declining health, Deak returned to his hometown of Sumter, where he enjoyed his family and reminiscing about the good old days. Deak was a man who danced to his own beat and loved listening to gospel music. Deak was a true boxing fan. He attended live boxing events and enjoyed watching boxing on television, especially while eating his favorite food. Deak also loved telling jokes and long stories for days. Albertus leaves to cherish his memories: four grandchildren; Rayshon McGee, Tomisha McGee, Krystle Wood, and Precious Wood; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma (Timothy) Person, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In accordance with the COV19 guidelines, the family is requesting no visitations at the home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – 11:00 a. m. at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Martin Town Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Kimberly Green, officiating. The procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a. m.
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