Seeking Sister Wife star Bernie McGee was laid to rest in a private funeral with his family and closest friends. The late husband of Paige McGee suffered a heart attack earlier this week, which led to his untimely death. The sudden death of the TLC cast member came as a shock, especially to those who followed his journey to polygamy on the show.
Seeking Sister Wife: Bernie McGee Obituary and Funeral Services
Earlier this week, local Mississippi newspapers published Bernie McGee’s obituary. Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, Mississippi carried out the Seeking Sister Wife star’s funeral services and interment.
Bernie McGee, the 41-year-old Seeking Sister Wife celeb, passed away on Saturday, June 15 after suffering a heat stroke and heart attack. Bernie McGee was rushed to St Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS but was not able to make it.
Bernie’s family and close friends said their final goodbyes during the funeral services held Tuesday, June 18. Family and loved ones saw him buried at Crossroads Cemetery in Pelahatchie, Mississippi.
Bernie left behind his wife, Paige; sons, David McGee, Nathan Muirhead, Scott McGee, John McGee, and Kyle McGee. He also left behind mother Brenda McGee and sister Angie Williams. There’s also his niece Nesya Williams. Only his two youngest sons were shown on TLC’s Seeking Sister Wife. He also shared Paige McGee’s two sons she had before they met.
Paige McGee Confirms GoFundMe For Bernie’s Memorial Fund
Meanwhile, a family member launched a GoFundMe campaign for Bernie McGee’s memorial fund. According to reports, the wife of Paige McGee’s first cousin, Ginny Marble, started the fundraiser earlier this week. Apparently, the campaign aims to help the Seeking Sister Wife star with the funeral cost and other expenses for the family.
The GFM page noted that Bernie McGee was the sole provider of the family. Now that he’s gone, Paige must shoulder financial responsibilities. Many were quick to express their sympathy for Paige and donated money. As of this writing, the campaign already gathered over $2,300 of the $10,000 goal.
Paige has confirmed the authenticity of the GoFundMe campaign by sharing its link herself. Many Seeking Sister Wife fans are sure to contribute.
Seeking Sister Wife: Paige Pays Tribute To Late Husband
Shortly after the death of Bernie McGee, a grieving Paige McGee penned an emotional tribute dedicated to her husband. The Seeking Sister Wife celeb has nothing but good words for her husband, who she considers her soulmate. In her lengthy post, Paige reminisced the time when she first met Bernie and how they clicked instantly.
Paige also lauded Bernie for being the best father not only to their children together but also to her other sons. On Seeking Sister Wife, Bernie was always shown as a loving father. Paige McGee recalls that Bernie treated them all fairly and raised them as good individuals. Paige ended her heartfelt message with a father’s day greeting for Bernie, promising to honor his legacy for as long as they live.
TLC, Brandy Send Condolences To McGees
People close to Bernie McGee also sent their thoughts to the family he left behind. TLC released a statement expressing their sympathy for Paige McGee and family. “Our hearts go out to the McGee family following the loss of husband and father Bernie McGee,” the network stated. “Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time”.
Seeking Sister Wife alum Brandy also shared her thoughts on her ex Bernie. The former sister wife hopeful shared a throwback photo, on social media, of herself with Bernie, Paige, and their children. She captioned it: “Thoughts and prayers for the McGee family”. While she did not say much in her post, many believe that Bernie’s death also hurt Brandy.
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