MARGARET EVA DAVIS BLAND Margaret Eva Davis Bland passed away on Wednesday, July 16, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Margaret was born in Robeson County on September 29, 1929 to Ernest Plimmer (E.P.) and Eva Warwick Davis. Her early childhood years were spent in Lumberton where her Aunt Alice Prevatt still resides. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Carroll Bland, Sr. and her brother, Edward Davis of Jacksonville, Florida. She is survived by her children, Debra Bland, Herbert Carroll Bland, Jr., and his partner Paula of Wilmington and Margaret Catherine Bland Wallace (Cathy) and her husband Richard of Wake Forest. Her grandchildren are Herbert Carroll Bland, III (Trey) of Charlotte; Margaret Louise Jenkins Fagg (Meg) and her husband Sam of Santa Cruz, California and Carroll Elizabeth Jenkins (Liz) of Cary. Margaret just celebrated the birth of her first great grandchild, William Samuel Fagg, V (Samson). Margaret is also survived by her brother, Will Davis and his wife Debbie of Charlotte. And her sister-in-law, Helen Englert of Jacksonville, Florida. Miss Margaret loved Jesus, children, school, dogs and the color red. As a child, she held perfect attendance for all 12 years. She became a teacher and taught for 30 years in Brunswick County at Leland and Lincoln schools. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and an active member Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church for over 50 years. Family will greet friends on Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market Street. A service celebrating her life will be held on Monday at 11:00 am at Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Hawkins officiating. Interment immediately after the ceremony at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Feel free to wear a touch of red, Margaret's favorite color. The family would like to thank friends and family, her caregivers and wonderful staff at Hospice. Memorial contributions can be made to Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com Andrews Market Chapel
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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
1617 MARKET ST Wilmington, NC 28401
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from July 17 to July 18, 2014