ROSWELL -- Mary Edith McGee McLeod of Alpharetta left this earth in the late afternoon of Sunday, 20 January 2013. She died after a hospitalization of less than a day. She was born 19 November, the daughter of Ethyl Durham and Joseph Baxter McGee in Chipley (since renamed Pine Mountain), GA. She was a life-long resident of Georgia, most recently of Alpharetta. She graduated from Chipley High School. She attended South Georgia College and Georgia Evening College and then pursued a career in bookkeeping in retail business and then in real estate in Atlanta. In 1947, she was married to Thomas W. McLeod, who preceded her in death in 2010. She gave birth to two sons and spent the following years as a homemaker. She returned to work in her mid-fifties and had a very successful career as a salesperson with World Book Encyclopedia. She was a great parent and a wonderful cook. She had a keen sense of humor and a quick smile. She and her husband found great enjoyment in the collection and restoration of furniture from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Roseville pottery was of special interest to her. Her memory lives on in her sons, Thomas W. McLeod, Jr. of Stone Mountain, GA, Richard N. McLeod and his wife Linda of Roswell, GA.; her grandson, Ian McLeod, as well as nieces, nephews, and numerous other relatives. Additionally, she is survived by Kathleen Clayton of Austell, GA, a friend of over seventy years as well as friends among the staff and fellow residents at Somerby of Alpharetta and scores of friends in Albany, GA, where she and her late husband lived for over five decades. Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her sons suggest memorial contributions in her name to Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church in Albany.

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