Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry about the loss of Sterling. He made history with his Blues. The Magee family has my deepest condolences. As the days, weeks and months pass during this difficult time, may you continue to be surrounded and comforted with the love and support that is needed, by fond memories, and by knowing that Sterling is safe in the memory of Almighty God.

Posted by Jenee    September 26, 2020

I'll always remember Sterling Macgee aka Mr. Satan. He was just an eminent talent. Watching him perform was always unbelievable. My favorite Satan and Adam song is "Pieces of My Life". It's heartbreaking and inspirational. Adam's harp with Mr. Satan's voice move me to tears now that I think of his passing. Thank you to my friend Tom Weston for introducing me to Mr. Satan. All I can say now is, legends live on.

Posted by Mike Bruno - Acquaintance   September 09, 2020

Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Simone Taylor    September 09, 2020

Posted by Douglas Hudson - Friend   September 09, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Magee Family for the loss of your loved one, Sterling, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    September 09, 2020

Thank you for the music Satan. Your legacy, your music, your story will live on forever. Fly high and play loud with that big blues band in the sky.

Posted by Ray and Sheri Fuller - Friend   September 09, 2020

Sterling Magee was a child prodigy and a musical genius. He was real and he was true. He loved people and they adored him. He touched many lives and brought people together. Sterling preached love and justice and fairness for all. He sang of “Freedom For My People,” and his people were those who struggled in life.
Whether telling stories about his time with Ray Charles, being band mates with King Curtis and George Benson, or talking about what he had for dinner, Sterling was unequivocally honest. You could count on that.
He was not concerned with fame or recognition. I sat with Sterling and musician George Benson, and listened as Benson called him one of the greatest guitar players he had ever known. I walked the red carpet with him when the film “Satan & Adam” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and I’ve sat with him many times when he played and sang just for me. He was always the same person.
Sterling lived in the present, with little interest in the past or the future. What mattered was today. He knew what he knew, and expected that same conviction from those around him. He did not like the word “believe” and did not want the word to be used in his presence. If I slipped, he’d scold me and tell me that “believe” was just a big ole word with a “lie” in the middle of it. He’d say “Don’t believe, but know what you know.” I liked that, and what I know today is that I’ll always miss one of the best friends I’ve ever had.

Posted by Douglas Hudson - Friend   September 09, 2020