April 25, 1947 - June 21, 2018
Long-time business owner and Jacksonville resident, Alice McGee passed away in her home on the summer solstice eve. She lived a full and vibrant life with few regrets.
Alice was born in 1947 to Arthur and Rachel Peterson. She grew up in Jacksonville in the 1950s when Jacksonville was the wrong side of the tracks. She was a survivor, who became a successful self-made businesswomen, fancy auntie, incredible mother, and matriarch of the Peterson clan.
She was notorious for her sharp wit, strong nature, fierce compassion, and endless love for her family. Her local reputation was built upon the fame of her fashionable clothing stores, McGee and Me, McGee on Main, KIXX, and The Cotton Broker. She passed on the latter two stores to her niece and daughter, who are proud to continue her legacy.
Alice was an enthusiastic reader, writer, traveler, and entrepreneur who enjoyed sharing her experience as a mentor and teacher to many.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Alix George; lifelong best friend, Kate Smith; sister, Sandra Ditto; many nieces and nephews; and countless dear friends and admirers.
The meaning of life is to love and be loved, and Alice did both to the fullest extent. Her only regret was not having more time to spend with her only daughter, whom she considered her purpose for living, and her greatest achievement in life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Medford Gospel Mission or Asante Hospice. A celebration of life, or as Alice preferred to call it, a damn good party, will be held at Jacksonville’s US Hotel Ballroom from 4 p.m - 8 p.m Saturday, August 18, 2018. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.