Margo Elaine Potter
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Shreveport, LA - Services celebrating the life of Margo Elaine Potter will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2013 at Centuries Memorial Chapel, 8801 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, LA 71108, with Reverend Jonathan W. Beck, of First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, officiating. Visitation for the family will be one hour before the service.
On March 13, 1958 an angel was born to live among us. Margo Elaine Potter was born in St. Joseph, MO to parents Robert Latham Potter and Elaine Taylor Potter and passed away on September 11, 2013 at the age of 55.
When moving to Shreveport, LA in 1960, Margo attended Goldman School. In 1970, at age 12, Margo entered her special life's journey at Holy Angels School on Ellerbe Road. The family extends their thanks to Sr. Concetta Scipione, Sr. Gemma Forlani, Sr. Serasina Ricci, and Sr. Pasquina Tomognini for their loving care and training, as well as teachers, trainers and direct caregivers, Martha Hammond (habilitation manager), Jackie Carter (QMRP), Debbie Johnson (swim coach) and most special caregiver, Thelma Griffin. All have been special to Margo and her family.
Margo's family is also mindful of the Holy Angels family that has preceded her in death, Bishop Charles P Greco, Sr. Zita Renzi, Sr. Santina Vicenzi, and Sr. Mary Muccioli.
Remembering her life are her father Robert Latham Potter and wife Betty Sims Potter, her mother Elaine Taylor Potter-Talbert, brother, Jeffery Taylor Potter, and wife Shelley Gay Eubanks Potter, cousins James Harold Roach, Jr. and wife Dinah, Beth Roach Childs and husband Jay, Becky Sue Box Roach, members of the Harold A Talbert family of Arcadia, LA and other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death are paternal grandparents, McKinley Daniel Potter, Leda Elizabeth Bartlett and great-grandmother Mabel Croy Bartlett, maternal grandparents, Justin Ardis Taylor and Nellda Bell Taylor, uncle James Harold Roach, Sr., aunt Gwendolyn Taylor Roach and very special cousin Rodney Lane Roach.
During Margo's forty three years of training at Holy Angels, she has excelled in independent living, knitting, embroidery, latch hook, ceramics, art, computer and swimming. Two of her greatest achievements are being voted "Miss Holy Angels" in 1987 and competing with her swim team in 1994 at Louisiana State Special Olympics in New Orleans where she won first place in swimming backstroke in her age group, qualifying her for Internationals.
Honoring her as pallbearers will be James H. Roach, Jr. Melvin Earl Simmons, Robert F. Simmons, Dr. John Rust, Dusty Roach, and J. Rex Bell.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Holy Angels Memorial Fund, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA 71106 or to the
Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.centuriesmemorialfh.com.
Published in Shreveport Times from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16, 2013