Obituary

The Earth was blessed April 7, 1936 when Margie Smith was born. She was born to the late James Smith and Cassie Anderson Smith. On April 2, 1960 Margie married her rib James Monroe Mason. From this union of 57 years, Margie had three daughter’s Connie Robinson (Larry), Bonnie Mason, and Shakela Lewis. She was preceded in death by her only brother James Marvin Smith (Jean). Margie had 4 granddaughters Brittany Robinson, Courtney Mason, Gabrielle Mason and Alyssa Robinson. Three great granddaughters Zion Robinson, Giselle Childs and Leona Hillard and two great grandsons Jordan Brown and Jayden Savage. Two Nephews, Duane Smith (Armida) and Kevin Smith. Two great nephews, Duane Smith Jr., and Andrew Alva, 6 great nieces Cassie Smith, Stephanie Choudhury (Fiasial), Trinity Turner, Alexus Smith, Alliyah Smith, Alecia Smith, and Viviana Smith and one great great nephew Jaxson Steel. Margie had sisters which blood could not make them any closer; Ethel Waller (cousin), Mabel Garnett, Shirley Hill, Dorothy Marshall, Susie Bell and MaryAnn Rollins. Margie had a host of cousins, great cousins, family and friends.

Margie attended and graduated from the historic John J. Wright School. She then attended Apex Cosmetology School in Richmond, Virginia. Margie was a faithful servant at Bethlehem Baptist Church where she was baptized by the late Dr. S.H.Carter at an early age. She dedicated her life to serving God and living by his word. So much, she was ordained to serve as a Deaconess under the late Rev. Willis Little. Margie was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church choir, the Gospel Harmonettes, the Usher Ministry, Missionary Ministry, Golden Years Ministry, & the Culinary Ministry to name a few. She was a faithful attendee of Sunday school, Bible Study, and BTU.
Margie and James had a natural attraction to raising children so they opened their home to over thirty foster children over a span of thirty years. Margie’s most memorable passion will be her cooking and cakes and her hard press of hair and her finger waves. Margie’s cakes would leave a taste in your mouth like a chunk of Heaven and she could press your hair and it would last for a month. Everyone and I do mean everyone loved Margie’s cakes and loved the way she did hair.

Margie’s spirit touched everyone. She was well known at several businesses, Safford Dodge, Four Seasons restaurant, Country Cookin, Belk, Macys, Dress Barn, Ross, Giant Food, Food lion, Wells Fargo, Costco, BP Gas station and so many more. She was loved and respected by everyone. On April 8, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital, Margie quietly decided to hand deliver her cake to her heavenly father.

Strength and honor are her clothing; … She looketh well to the ways of her household, her children arise up and called her blessed… Prov. 31:25-28. Moma we love you.