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Margaret I. Pitman

WICOMICO CHURCH—Margaret Ingram Pitman, 96, of Wicomico Church died July 18, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Driscoll Hill Pitman; her son, Frederick Driscoll Pitman; two brothers, Reynolds Ingram and Ralph Ingram; and a sister, Alice Ingram Butler.

She is survived by her son, John Lester Pitman of Wicomico Church; daughter-in-law, Shirley Pitman; four grandchildren, Gregory Pitman of Norfolk, Paula Pitman Kupresak of Richmond, Andrea Pitman of Midlothian and Alexandra Pitman of Wicomico Church; two great-grandchildren, Margaret Louise Pitman and Harrison Grant Pitman of Norfolk; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret was a lifetime resident of Northumberland County, growing up in Ball’s Neck with her parents and three siblings. In her early years, she attended Shiloh School and was later a student at Wicomico High. She was crowned May Queen at 16 years old.

Margaret went on to enroll in Madison College, before eloping and returning to the Northern Neck. It was there that she, Driscoll and their two sons ran a full-service farm. Delightfully remembered by many as “Miss Margaret,” she taught kindergarten on the farm for many years.

Marg could light up a room with her smile and had a knack for connecting with people. She was known for her generous, giving spirit and her lifelong commitment to the church. Margaret loved the little joys of life and she was truly a joy to us all. She was a beautiful spirit.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Wicomico UMC. Interment was private. Family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wicomico United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 298, Wicomico Church, VA 22579.

Currie Funeral Home, LLC, of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.

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