Mrs. Margaret Brice Johnson, was born on May 20,1935, in Lancaster, South Carolina to the late Geneva Haile and the Charlie Brice Sr. Margaret peacefully bowed to God’s will and transitioned into eternal rest at Christiana Hospital on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the age of 85 years.
Mrs. Johnson was united in holy matrimony to the late Hazel Johnson, Sr. on June 20, 1953, and from this union six children were born.
Margaret was a housewife and community activist. She was short in stature but was high-spirited, full of gumption! She once organized a whole New York City block, protesting for better housing and living conditions for her and her neighbors and SHE WON! Mom also had a great sense of humor…she affectionately called her children and other family members Big Dummy!
Affectionately known as Angel 1 and Sheba, Margaret loved church. Having attended a few down through the years, she was happiest at Shiloh Baptist Church, where she joined in October 2003. She was a faithful member; she loved her pastor, Rev. Dr. Clifford I. Johnson and the Shiloh family. Margaret was involved in various activities within the Church such as welcoming guests, fund raising, and Strategic Planning initiatives. BUT was quick to say "Wait a minute" to certain things; she would tell you “God didn’t tell me to do that.” Her quick humor will be missed!
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Charlie Brice Jr., Ella Haile, Mattie Brice and Thomas Haile.
Margaret leaves to cherish her precious memory, her children, Marietta ‘Peaches’ Whalen (Ralph Leatherberry), Hazel Johnson Jr. (Doretha), Alonzo Johnson (Yuvonne), Theresa Johnson, Cliff Johnson (Paula), and Lisa Johnson; an adopted daughter, Betty Ann McGriff of South Carolina; one sister, Rosetta Wilkes; one brother, Deacon Robert Haile Sr. (Minister Joyce), many grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Her Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 215 W. 23rd Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; where her viewing will be from 9:00-10:45 AM only.
Her interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.
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