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Margaret Jeanette George was born December 20, 1938 in McCullough, Alabama to the late Christine Biggs and James Everett Biggs. She married and became a mother at an early age. She raised her children in addition to serving her fellow ladies as a master beautician. She married MSG (Ret) Lesley “Les” Lavon George on May 10, 1974 until his passing February 13, 2018. She spent a lot of time caring for all the soldiers MSG George would invite over for Margaret’s home cooked meals. She treated them just as if they were her own, which gave a sense of comfort to many who had never been away from home until they joined the military. At the age of sixty, Ms. George went to work with Synovus in the call center where she spent the next 20 years employed until her health began to decline just before her late husband’s passing. Ms. George could be described as a little lady, but quite the firecracker. She was beloved by all that knew her and will always be known for her kind heart and sweet smile.
Margaret J. George, 80, passed away on December 31, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, MSG (Ret) Lesley Lavon George; son, Michael George; brother, Buford Biggs; and sister, Carolyn Faye Biggs Carpenter.
Survivors include her daughter, Carmen Lawton and her husband Roger Wheeler; son, Danny Hartley and his wife, Kay; brother, Harold (Lynn) Biggs; brother-in-laws, Larry (Dee) George, Charles (Theresa) George, and Allen (Nancy) George; four wonderful grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held 1:00 pm EST on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband, MSG (Ret) Les George.
In lieu of flowers, the family request for donations to Welcome Baptist Church c/o Rev. Bertha and Mike Everett, 70 Welcome Church Loop, Box Springs, Georgia 31801.
The George Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Ms. George below.