Margaret E. Mingus

Margaret Eloise Mingus, 79, of Chester, Va., passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, to join the love of her life, Charles C. Mingus Jr. for Valentine's Day.

She was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Mobile, Ala. She was preceded in death by her birth mother, Eloise Harper Boutries; her father, Eugene W. Boutries; mother, Frances Gertrude Boutries; and a son, Martin E. Mingus. She is survived by her children, Michael Mingus (Shirley Anne), James Mingus (Barb), Rita Hudgins (Guy), John Mingus (Darby), Stephen Mingus, Ralph Mingus (Dalene), Timothy Mingus (Lou Anne), Dawn Daniels (Fred); many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Anne Kenny (William); brother, William Boutries (Yvonne); and brother-in-law, William Mingus (Margaret).

he family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at St. Joseph Parish Catholic Church, 808 Springhill Ave., Mobile, Ala. 36602.

Burial will follow in the Catholic cemetery, Mobile, Ala. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the , 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 or to a in memory of Margaret. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory - Colonial Heights
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Feb. 16, 2014