BESSEMER CITY - Margaret Aleta Pressley, 89, passed away Feb. 17, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was born March 15, 1923, in Burke County, daughter of the late Elbert Whisnant and Alma Paige Whis-nant.
Margaret was a member of Bright Light Baptist Church, Bessemer City. She loved her family and her church. Mrs Pressley loved to sing gospel music and she had sang with the Pressley Family for over 50 years.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bright Light Baptist Church, Bessemer City officiated by her son, the Rev.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie White-sides Road, Gastonia.
She will be carried to her final resting place by a horse-drawn coach to Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.
Mrs. Pressley is survived by: son, Ronald Pressley and wife Betty; daughter, Paula Bridges and husband Scott; sister, Clara Ware; grandchildren, Kenneth Pressley, Scott Greene, Aleta Crowe, Shanna Lanham, Aleta, Ben and Breann Bridges; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, Paul Pressley; brother, Wilson Murray; sisters, Florence Rhyne, Elosie Bedford, Marie Henley, Jean Spivey; great- granddaughter, Addison Grace Lanham.
Memorials may be sent to Bright Light Baptist Church, 112 White Jenkins Rd., Bessemer City, NC 28016.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, 704-867-5521.