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NEWPORT NEWS - Margaret Smith, 84, a native of Newport News, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.
Her five loves were: her Lord, her family, her country, Newport News High School and ACC Basketball. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Margaret was preceded in rest by her husband, Samuel L. Smith Jr., who died in 1965, leaving her to raise six children, who survive her, sons, Samuel Craig Smith, John Smith, George Smith, Charles Smith and his wife, Lori, Andrew Smith; daughter, Virginia Reaves; six grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share words of comfort with the family.
Friends are invited to visit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks for the love and support provided by the staff of Newport News Nursing and Rehab. The family also appreciates Heartland Hospice and their support.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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Published in Daily Press from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2009.
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February 27, 2009
Mom,
It's been a hard month. I thought I was prepared to say goodbye as long as I knew we would see you again. It has been so much harder than I thought it would be. I feel like an orphan with you gone. I know you are in a better place and I would not want to you come back and suffer here after everything you went through but life is different now. I want you to know that I've always known you have done the very best you could in raising us. We are on our own now and you are reaping the benefits of being a Christian all your life. I know you got to see Christ and all our relatives that have gone on before. I am taking care of business, thats what I do but I miss you and will always love you and will see you again when it is my time. Ginger
Ginger
February 15, 2009
Mrs Smith was such a part of my life. When I was young and Ginger and I hung around at her house she was such a kind and caring person. As I grew up and had medical problems she never hesitated to come see me and spend time with me and have a prayer with me. Ginger and I have been close all these years. My heart goes out to her and her wonderful brothers. Your mother is definatly walking those streets of gold with her Savior. May your memories of her sustain you through this time of sorrow. God bless. I'm here for you any time any of you need me. Love, Peggy
Peggy Sheets
February 5, 2009
Dear Aunt Margaret,
I know you are in a better place now, however, Greed of wanting to have you here on earth with us, I guess Is second nature. You were very much a loved women by your kids and family, we will all miss you very much. I know that our time on earth is not promise from day to day and that when we pass thru Heaven's gate and start our eternal life, we are truly at peace. You, with your many trials and challenges, had a great life here and I know you looked forward to life in heaven when it was your time. You were a great mother and friend to all, but God needed another angel, so he called you home. I will miss your smiling face and gentle ways. I know you are finally at peace. I love you and will miss you greatly. Go in peace.
Karen
Karen Calano
February 4, 2009
Charles,Lori & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a sweet lady -- she had to be to raise all of you. Please know that we are thinking of you from afar and our prayers are most certainly with you.
Patti & Bob Sowell
February 2, 2009
Ginger and Family,

It is with deep sadness that we learned of Margaret's death. She will always be remembered in our Sunday School Class at Temple Baptist Church as a member who touched many lives in caring for others.

We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers have been with her and the family during her recent health problems.

We share your sorrows,

The "Joy" Sunday School Class at Temple Baptist Church
February 2, 2009
February 02, 2009
Andrew and Charles,(Lori), and Family

Laura and I are sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Please know that we are there for you if needed. May all your memories be the best and know she is in a much better place.
Herman Meredith, Jr.
February 2, 2009
Dear Ginger and Family:

On behalf of the entire staff and membership of Temple Baptist Church we share in your loss today.

Margarett was an amazing women who loved the Lord and was not afraid to share that love with any one she came in contact. She gave of her self in service to our Lord here at Temple serving on many committees, teaching Sunday school and mentoring the younger generation. Her loss has been felt by the WMU, the office administration and many dear friends for quite some time. She will be greatly missed by many and we look forward to meeting her again in heaven where we will all live together for eternity.

If there is any thing Temple Baptist can do for you or any of the family, please call us and let us know.

Donna Clingenpeel
Temple Baptist Church
February 2, 2009
Ginger and Family,

We are thinking of you. There are no words
that are sufficient to ease the loss of your Mother, may you find peace in knowing her pain is over.

We wish you good memories and continued strength.

Love, Charlotte and
Bruce Sims
Gloucester, Virginia
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