Margaret Gregg Brown, of Burgaw, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice with her family surrounding her with love. She was 77.
She was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Florence, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Benjamin Waitus and Macie Floyd Gregg.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Brown; daughters, Cheryle Williams (Bruce) and Bobbi Bell (Mack); grandchildren, Michelle Richardson (David), Heather Lanier (Chad), Michael Bell (Jennifer) and Lori Bell; great-grandsons, Logan Lanier, Lucas Lanier, Carter Richardson and Noah Richardson; sister, Donna Lane; brother, Bill Gregg (Joyce); and brother-in-law, Dean Brown (Catherine); and last, but certainly not least, was her beloved Yorkie, Bo, who spent time with Margaret at Hospice.
Margaret, along with her husband Robert, owned and operated Brown’s Minute Market in Burgaw for almost 30 years. She was a faithful charter member of Mission Baptist Church, serving in many capacities, including the Mission and Benevolence committees. Margaret was actively involved in the betterment of Pender County, serving on the Pender Memorial Hospital Board and as a member of the Republican Party.
Most important in Margaret’s life was serving her Lord and loving her family. She was a gracious hostess, even after cancer invaded her body and she was no longer able to eat normally. Margaret enjoyed cooking for family and friends, with desserts being her specialty.
Margaret was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought all joy to her. She attended every event her grandchildren were involved in. Being a lady of many talents, Margaret stitched many outfits for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. What an honor and blessing it is that the lively, learned and loving Margaret has lived among us. We miss her!
Several years ago Margaret became part of the Peggy Casey basket weaving family at Pender Adult Services. Margaret had a passion for making baskets and visiting with the wonderful ladies that made her a special part of their group. Peggy and these ladies will be honorary bearers at Margaret’s service.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel with Pastor Nick Smith officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. At other times, the family will be at the home of Robert Brown. Entombment will follow the service at Riverview Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial gifts may be given to Mission Baptist Church, P.O. Box 386, Burgaw, NC 28425 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.
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