Evangelist Erma Mcgee, age 76 passed away peacefully at her home in Grand Rapids, MI on August 16, 2020.
“Mom you were the light that guided our path through life. We have taken your teachings and placed it in our hearts to pass on to others. As well as our children, so that they can see the light which guides their path. We honor and praise you for all the love, encouragement, and life lessons you bestowed unto us. Mom, thank you for teaching us that God is our anchor and source of strength, no matter how hard the struggle. We always admired your positive attitude to life problems. by protecting us from your real pain. Mom we thank you for showing that there is no obstacle in life too big for God. Even in the last days of your life, you had total trust in the Lord. Mom you always showed strength by never giving up and staying the course. We thank you for shielding us from danger in this crazy world. Mom you are a beautiful, strong black woman who kept the ship afloat in treacherous waters. In short, you have taught us how to live, Mom we praise and honor you for being an exceptional mother and friend. Mom thank you for all the sacrifices you made to make our lives better. We thank you, for being our greatest advocate and cheerleader. Most of all, thank you for teaching us that death is not the end, it is the genesis of life,” The Beginning” We will love and miss you greatly, rest in peace”
Erma was born October 18, 1943, in Arkansas, to Erma Jameson and Arthur Green.
Erma graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 1962. She continued her education at Grand Valley State college and later Aquinas College.
Erma enjoyed traveling, watching western movies, and going to dinner, and spending time with family.
She worked numerus jobs over the years. Through the years she struggled with poor eye sight. Erma had numerous eye surgeries, and was diagnosed with sever Glaucoma, in which she was legally blind and forced to retire from Meijer’s in Grand Rapids, Mi.
Following her retirement, she moved to Los Angeles, Ca where she enrolled in the Brail Institute of Los Angeles. Although her sight was limited she was able Graduate from the institute She went on to become an ordained minister in 2000, were she ministered until her death. Erma lived in California until her health became worse, she moved back to Grand Rapids, for support and two be closer to family. While living in Michigan, her health deteriorated, which caused her to lose her independence to live alone.
Erma was a source of strength, encouragement, and hope to others to all that knew her. She took great pride in counseling and prayer to others. Erma adored her children they were her inspiration in life. The only thing she loved more than her children was the lord.
Erma is survived by her three sons, Rashard (Erma) Shan (Sharon) and Victor Shaw. Erma was blessed with10 Grandchildren, Brittani Shaw, Brandie Shaw, Briana Shaw, Shan Shaw II, Shavonne Shaw, Kia Shaw, Kenyetti Major, Demi Major, Michael Foster, Cameron Shaw. 9 Great grandchildren, Braylin, Bry’air, Branson, Demille, Demier, Yasir, Sumiya, Kendell, Gavin.
Due to the ( Covid-19) pandemic, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.