Margie Isabelle Coley Efird, 86, died peacefully at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, NC on Thursday, November 17th with her loving family by her side. She was a faithful and loyal soul mate to Jack who predeceased her in 2019, a loving mother to Ronnie and Wendy, and a special Mawmaw to Jeremy and Rob. Margie was a wonderful cook. She was well known at family dinners for her chicken and dumplings as well as the ever-famous German chocolate cake. Every Sunday dinner was always a major event even up to the very last Sunday where she fixed dinner for her little family. Those times will surely leave an empty hole in our lives as 1pm continues to roll around every Sunday. Margie learned to cook at a very early age as she stood on a chair to help her momma make biscuits. We all enjoyed listening to her life growing up in a large family and making lots of food to feed everyone. That love to fix for others kept her busy on the weekends and her entire life as she fixed for fire departments, funerals, and reunions, ….loving every minute of it!
Margie worked at Albemarle Spinning, Wiscasset Hosiery Mill, and several sewing mills and retiring from the mill in Oakboro. Life was great after that as she had plenty of time for her grandsons!
Margie is survived by her son Ronnie and wife Wendy of Norwood, grandsons Jeremy (Jen)of Ahoskie and Rob of Norwood, and her faithful canine companion, Taco. Also surviving are son and daughter of the heart, Wade Efird of Norwood, and Cindy Ramsey of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are brother and sister in laws, Gene Efird, Price Efird(Ruby), Cassie Eddins, and Judy Morton(Tony); Thelma Coley ; very special nieces, Darlene Kepley and Sandra Efird Crowley who held her hand during hospital visits as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Margie was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack; mother and father, Dexter and Nezzie Coley, mother and father-in-law, Grady and Mary Efird; brothers and sisters, Dulin, Gary, Linda, Gladys, Edyce, Ike, JB, Henry, Gene, and Evelyn; Brother in laws, Gary, Lewis, Floyd Lee, Harvol, and William Efird.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.
Margie will always be remembered for her outstanding Christian principles and her loving and compassionate heart. Fly high Mawmaw!
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Cottonville Baptist Church and interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00PM – 1:45PM in the church fellowship hall, prior to the service.
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