Jameelah began her life’s journey on October 23, 1950 in Houston County, Georgia as the eldest child of the late Woodroe Wilson McGhee, Sr and Delores Delreo Rawls McGhee. She transitioned on November 10, 2018, preceded in death by her parents, husband Jamil Shabazz, and brother Woodroe, Jr.
She was named Lizzie Christine by her parents and called Ray by family, childhood friends and many others who knew her well. She was baptized at Green Grove Baptist Church in Houston County at an early age, but later converted to Islam and chose the name Jameelah Aneesah Sabrine.
Being a wonderful daughter, Jameelah was above all devoted to “Ma Dear”. Although, she didn’t have children of her own, you would never have known it. She helped to care for her younger siblings, nieces, nephews, and god-children. She also cared for and raised many as a daycare provider.
She was known as a caring individual who enjoyed cooking and sewing. She loved to look her best at all times, rarely leaving the house without the proper attire, accessories, make-up, perfume and her rings. You could count on her to give it to you straight. She was a perfectionist, always wanting everything to be just right.
As we say farewell to Jameelah Aneesah Sabrine Shabazz, she leaves behind an imprint of her love on: her siblings, Mary Delores “Pat” Norman of Dayton, OH; Horace McGhee (Jenny) of Manassas, VA; Geraldine Taylor of Ellenwood, GA; Cynthia Lane of Hawkinsville, GA; Rosemary Lane of Dacula, GA; Marvin Lester of Perry, GA; Gary “Bruce” McGhee of Warner Robins, GA; Carol Mack (Willie), Bonaire, GA; Leletta “Michelle” Ezell (Charles) of Fort Valley, GA; LaShonda Flanders (Stanley) of Tifton, GA; her devoted godson, Robert “Marvin” Parker (Sharone) of Fort Lauderdale, FL; aunts, Corinthia “Ann” Gordon of Perry, GA and Dora Harris of Hawkinsville, GA; Della Rawls of Columbus, SC; uncles, Earl Rawls, Sr. (Bernice) of Hawkinsville, GA; "Bo Pete" McGhee of Hawkinsville, GA: nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends, including her latest caregiver, Brenda Hammond, who was just who Jameelah needed in her final months.