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Graveside Service

Holly Lawn Cemetery
Friday September 9th, 2022

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Margaret Jackson Smith

Margaret J. Smith, 94, passed away August 31, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Jackson and Anne Walden Sanders. She was preceded by her husband, Ralph B. Smith Sr.

Mrs. Smith was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She retired from Louise Obici School of Nursing. She attended Second Presbyterian Church in Petersburg. She was active in Garden clubs in Petersburg and Colonial Heights and was a founding member of the Suffolk Pilot Club.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Barbara Tabb and husband Jon of Prince George County; son, Ralph B. “Steve” Smith Jr. and wife Rebecca of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Melisa Thurman and husband Chris, Kristen Hurlocker and husband Paul, Charles R. Smith, Katie Giles and husband Eric, Kelly Parsons and husband Will. 11 great grandchildren, and sister; Jane Sanders Hunter of Poolsville, MD.

A graveside service will be held Friday, September 9, 2022 in the Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, VA at 11AM with Rev. Michael Halley officiating. The family will receive friends at Haven & Hull formerly known as Uncork’d, 115 W. Washington St, Suffolk VA immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may made to charity of choice. R.W. Baker & Co Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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"Mama Peg" was a big part of my growing up years and holds a special place in my and my brothers' hearts. I was blessed to be a part of the Smith family. I know that she and "Daddy Ralph" are so happy to be together again and I can only imagine the joyous reunion that has been happening. Love and hugs to the family.

Ann Brown Walker Sep 9 2022 10:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Smith

Allan Richeson Sep 9 2022 8:37 AM

Fondly remember Mrs. Smith who helped me so much with my admission to Louise Obici School of Nursing. Condolences to her family.

Kimberly Parker Williams Sep 7 2022 9:48 PM

So sorry to hear about Margaret passing She was a wonderful friend and neighbor My thoughts and prayers are with her famil🙏

Marion B Johnson Sep 7 2022 9:14 AM

I was so sorry to learn of Margaret’s passing. She was a special friend and colleague when we worked together at Louise Obici School of Nursing, and I always delighted in seeing her after she retired. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. I was amazed to learn that she had so many great grandchildren that no doubt she enjoyed as well. My prayers are with her family and friends.

Ann Pinner Sep 7 2022 7:37 AM

I am sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. Mrs. Smith was a nice Lady and a Great Friend. She will be missed. They broke the mold when she was made. God has truly called home a lovely soul!

Mason copeland Sep 6 2022 5:35 PM

I am so sad to read of Margaret’s passing. I enjoyed working with Margaret for many years at Louise Obici School of Nursing. She was our amazing Admissions Director. I was so glad to see her at the LOSN Faculty-Staff Reunion a few years ago.
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Nancy Verdirame Sep 5 2022 3:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Smith

Betty Bogue Sep 5 2022 12:42 PM

I am saddened to learn of Margaret's passing. I had the privilege of meeting her during the Washington Street UMC luncheons. She was an absolute joy to chat with. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Diane Foley Sep 4 2022 3:02 PM

So sorry to learn about the passing of Margaret. She was an important member of the Violet Bank Garden Club in Colonial Heights, VA for many years.

Jan Pingel, President Sep 4 2022 1:38 PM

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