|Death: ||Jul. 7, 2003|
Clara Margaret Housewright, 86, departed this life for her home in Heaven on Monday (July 7, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was a native of Scott County, Virginia but had spent most of her adult life in Church Hill. She was a member of McPheeters Bend Baptist Church.
Margaret was a resident of Church Hill Health Care and Rehab Center and was known for her collections of beads, jewelry and angels, but her greatest and most treasured collections was of the many friends she acquired from her years spent meeting the needs of underprivledged children while she worked at the McPheeters Bend School Cafeteria. To the young teenagers who just needed motherly direction or the residents and staff of Church Hill Health Care whom she loved and called her second family.
Margaret's life was lived, not telling them she loved them, but by showing them, by deeds that she wanted no recognition for. Her crown will sparkle with the love she spread so generously in the name of Jesus, who is our greatest example of love.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Simpson and second husband, J. N. Housewright, her parents, Joe & Olevia McDavid Watkins, Sisters, Rosa Watkins and Cora Lee Young, brothers, Lawrence Watkins, Carl Watkins and Howard Watkins, step son, Gale Housewight and step daughter, Beverly Churchwell.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Rose and Hubert Newland and Jane and Joe Snapp, all of Church Hill; four step sons, Lynn Housewright, Hobert Housewright, Hayden Housewright and Jimmy K. Housewright all of Church Hill; one step daughter, Charlotte Mallory, Church Hill; seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, one sister, Hester Smith, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the home of her daughter, Mary Rose Newland, 1022 Goshen Valley Road, Church Hill.
Services will be conducted Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Larry Parrott, Rev. Mark Roberts and Rev. Joe Snapp officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at McPheeters Bend Cemetery.
To leave an online message or sign the guest registry for the Housewright family, please visit us @ www.johnsonfuneralhome.org.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Housewright family.
Jimmy Neal Housewright (1905 - 1987)
Marvin Simpson (1904 - 1961)
McPheeters Bend Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Gary Sizemore
Record added: Mar 26, 2007
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