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Margaret L. WEAVER

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NEWPORT NEWS - Margaret Lee Roberts Weaver, born on Oct. 7, 1914, in Newport News, died on July 7, 2012. She was 97.
She was the first born of her late parents' (Carl and Sadie Roberts) eight children, the loving wife of Wilbur for over 75 years, devoted mother of Sandra Marshall (Buck), Sharon Knowles, and Pam Haskins (Mickey), and the cherished 'Mee Maw' of grandchildren, Brian Bowden (Jennifer), Missy Bowden DiCiro (Torrey), Greg Knowles (Susanne), Jeff Knowles, Mike Haskins (Lisa), and Amanda Haskins Garfinkel (J.J.); and great-grandchildren, Emily and Peter Bowden, Alexandra and Roddy DiCiro, Zack and Ellen Knowles, and Ella and Tate Haskins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Elbert, Mildred McKay, Frederick, Dorothy and Charlotte Orr.
She is survived by her brother, Norris; and sister, Jean Bates; sisters-in-law, Marguerite Smith, Betty Weaver, Mary Roberts and Mae Weaver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
For much of her adult life, she was a valued employee of Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. For nearly all of her adult life, she was a wife and mother. It was in these latter roles that she raised the bar. A selfless woman of unwavering resolve and inner strength, Margaret was her family's anchor. She confronted life's vicissitudes with resilience and steadfast commitment to those she loved, and to have been loved by Margaret was to have known a special thing. Modestly affectionate, she would sometimes pat you on the top of the head as she walked past. It was like being knighted by a queen. She greatly enriched the lives of those she held dear, but all who knew her are better for it. Margaret was, as her beloved Wilbur, never unkind. She is deeply missed. We will remember her well.
A graveside service for family will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Rather than flowers, Margaret would have preferred that any kindnesses offered in her memory go to those in need. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from July 11 to July 12, 2012
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