NORFOLK—Margaret (Ingram) Burrell Matthias of Norfolk passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on Monday, July 23, 2018, in Buchanan.
She was born July 9, 1928, to the late Alfred William Burrell and Alma Ruth Ingram Burrell of White Stone. She attended Ferrum College and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers where she received numerous commendations for her precision in preparing complex reports.
After leaving the Corps she devoted her time to raising her daughters and delving into her numerous interests including painting, photography, sewing, needlework, quilting, crafting, traveling, gardening and cooking. She had a beautiful alto voice, played piano, loved to sing in the choir and was a member of the Echos, a choral group in Norfolk. One her greatest joys was spending time with her three grandchildren. She volunteered her time in church, delivered meals on wheels and was a firm believer in charitable giving.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carl Matthias.
She leaves behind her daughters Ruth Ann Davis of Buchanan and Margo Brown and her husband, Andy, of Weems; grandchildren, Stephen Jackson, Luke Frank and his wife Nancy, Sarah Jarman and her husband, James; great-grandchildren Megan, Micah, August and Cameron and our family’s good friend, Carlton Driskill.
A service will be held at White Stone Methodist Church in White Stone on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., with burial in the church cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Thomas Alberico and the staff of Virginia Oncology, Dr. William Fintel and the staff of Blue Ridge Oncology, Dr. John Rogers and the staff of Blue Ridge Cancer Care, the staff of Lewis Gale Hospital and the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to one of her charities: White Stone Methodist Church, Good Samaritan Hospice, Mike and Sally Latsko (Missionaries of Tabernacle Church in Norfolk), Christian Broadcasting Network/Operation Blessing, Salvation Army, Union Mission and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.