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Suzanne McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Mary Suzanne McGee was a happy, delightful, creative, musically gifted teacher who made music fun! She was a personal encourager to all who entered her home to take piano lessons. She passed away at 58 years old from a 3 year battle with Melanoma on January 4, 2017. Her husband Roger, a musician also, is the Music Pastor for First Baptist Church in Alexandria and she left behind two sons, Corey who lives in Chicago, Illinois and Casey, who lives in Arlington Virginia.

For most of her adult life she taught children, youth and adults private lessons. For the last 22 years of her life she taught from her home on Buckboard Drive in the Riverside Gardens area of Fort Hunt Virginia. She always loved playing the piano in her home growing up in Louisville Kentucky. She began private lessons in 2nd grade participating in local Music Teachers recitals and concert programs till college. Though her college degree was in Linguistics at University of Louisville, she used the piano to bring joy to her own heart and to her family and to over 200 children she taught privately during her years in Northern Virginia.

A hallmark of her teaching was making music with piano a fun experience. A lesson brought games, laughter, encouragement and challenges for growing in musical skills. Her recitals for Christmas, End of Year, and Halloween were major events with as many as 50 students over a 2 day period featuring formality but also decorations, dinner, and table games in a festive atmosphere. She kept herself informed of what children were doing in their lives and her smile warmed them all. She considered herself a part of the families who participated.

Suzanne was eager to learn and play new and old piano music of all styles. She loved the classics and Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy and all Gershwin pieces. She spent her personal time with Roger, running and walking along the Potomac or with the many young adult women she mentored as a Bible teacher at her church. Her faith in God made her the beautiful and compassionate person she was. She always saw the great possibilities in each person and loved them all. Her legacy in our community will live on forever with lives impacted. She is missed by all of us.

— Roger McGee

Fund Administrator

  • Carrie Garland

Donations

CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

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The Suzanne McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund
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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

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