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Margaret Charlotte Brown 87, of Palmyra VA, went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2023. She was born October 27, 1936 to the late Emma V. Bradley and Robert Jackson, she was preceded in death by her husband Jake R. Brown Sr. , brothers Nelson Jackson & George Vest.
Margaret lived a life filled with love, laughter, and culinary delights. Her passion for cooking was unparalleled, and her kitchen was the heart of the home. Friends and family alike were drawn to the delicious aromas that wafted from her kitchen, a testament to her culinary prowess. From holiday feasts to everyday meals, she infused every dish with not just flavors but also warmth and love.
However, her greatest joy was found in her family. Margaret was a devoted mother, showering her children with unconditional love and support. Her grandchildren were the apples of her eye, and she took immense pleasure in watching them grow, imparting wisdom, and creating lasting memories with them.
A true testament to enduring love, Margaret shared 62 beautiful years of marriage with the love of her life, Roger. Their journey together was a source of inspiration to all who knew them, a story written in the language of devotion, commitment, and shared dreams.
Beyond her roles as a wife and mother, Margaret embraced life with a passion for cards and dancing. Whether she was leading the dance floor or gathering around a card table, her infectious spirit and enthusiasm created countless moments of joy and laughter.
A dedicated member of Evergreen Baptist Church, Margaret served with devotion and grace. As a missionary, she spread love and compassion to those in need. Her role as an usher and deaconess exemplified her commitment to the church community, where her kindness and welcoming spirit touched the lives of many.
Margaret will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and the love she spread to everyone she encountered. Her legacy lives on in the cherished recipes she leaves behind, the warmth of her embrace, and the enduring love that she cultivated within her family.
She is survived by six devoted children Regina Christmas (Charles) Palmyra Va, Darlene Elliott (Charles) Rocky Mount Nc, Evette Lewis (Lonnie) Palmyra Va, Chiquita Ragland (Felton) Louisa Va, Jake Brown Jr. (Renee) Palmyra Va, and Margo Bruce (Darry) Palmyra, Va. 15 devoted grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren, two sisters Nora Young, Keswick Va and Deborah Payne, Palmyra Va. Three sister in laws Thelma Jackson, Gloria Vest Palmyra Va, and Barbara Henson (William) Crozier Va, two brother in laws Robert Brown Palmyra Va. and Virgil Allen Powhatan Va., two godchildren Elaine Brown and George Payne Jr. and a host of nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Cleolive Lewis, Sentara Martha Jefferson Cornell 2, and Hospice of Piedmont.