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Margie Smith

Margie Ree Smith (Franklin)

Tuesday, November 7th, 1922 - Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, our beloved Wife, Family Member, Friend and Inspiration to us all, Mrs. Margie Ree Smith, peacefully departed this life to be with the Lord.

Margie Smith, 98, of Chesapeake, VA was born November 7, 1922 in Elkton, VA. She was the daughter of the late Glodie James and Alverta Mae (Davis) Franklin. She grew up in Elkton, VA and later moved to Washington, DC where she met and soon married Robert L. Smith on September 24, 1952

As a military wife, Margie traveled with Robert throughout the country. They lived in places such as Chinon France, Germany, California and other various states before settling in Chesapeake, VA.

In 1964, Margie studied sewing at Booker T. Washington High School to become a professional seamstress. Margie taught sewing classes 15 years with the City of Chesapeake Parks and Recreation. Afterwards, she taught sewing classes at Crestwood Parks and Recreation to Seniors. Margie also sewed for the handicap at Southeastern Training Center at no cost for 10 years.

Margie sang with the Jubilee Choir at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. She was a proud participating member of 15 years with Total Life Church of Chesapeake, VA. where she loved attending Senior’s Delight Night. Margie loved to bake and is especially famous for her “Big Daddy” rolls and crème cheese pound cake. She loved to exercise and walk daily with friends.

Margie was preceded by three sisters, Ethel Mae Fields, Mildred Davis and Gladys Franklin. She was also preceded by two nephews, Robert Lee Franklin and Glodie Mitchell.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Robert “Smitty” Smith (husband of 68 years), Edna Mitchell (sister) of Harrisonburg, VA, (nephews) Melvin Davis, Steven Davis and Henry Rudolph (Rudy) Fields of Elkton, VA and Hattie Mae Chadwick (niece) of Va. Beach, VA. A host of cousins, great and great, great nieces and nephews, friends and church family.

Memories of her inspirational teachings and words of wisdom will never be forgotten.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Total Life Church
    808 Principal Ct.
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Interment

    Rosewood Memorial Park
    601 North Witchduck Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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Hattie, Andrea, & Michele Chadwick

Posted at 05:59pm
In loving memory of our Aunt Margie. Rest in peace. Absent from the body you are present with the Lord, and will forever live in our hearts.
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Myeshia Latta-Dreher

Posted at 02:24pm
Oh how I will miss our conversations in the early morning while waiting for Sunday word quest to start. We would watch Joel Osteen on TV together and I'd hold your hand and walk you into the sanctuary. Take your rest Mrs. Smith to God be the glory for 98 years! You were loved by so many. We will take care of Mr. Smith. ❤

Cynthia Darcus-Wilson Posted at 08:44am

Cynthia Darcus-Wilson I will always remember her sweet, quiet demeanor when she would come to Southeastern Virginia Training Center to sew. She loved sewing for our residents and we always looked forward to her coming. She will be deeply missed.

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