MOTHER MARGARET MARIE MILLER~WILDS, {85} the only child of the late wayne Magellan Miller and Lula Washington~Miller was born in Florence County, SC on September 02, 1931. Shortly after the end of World War II, in the 1940’s, Wayne, Lula and their precious Margaret moved to Myrtle Beach, SC. They resided in a section called “Tin Top Alley.” Margaret attended Myrtle Beach Colored School, a four{4} room wood~framed building which opened in 1932 as a “product of segregated times.” On July 24, 1947, Margaret married her husband of sixty {60} years, James Henry Wilds, now deceased. To this union six {6} children was born, Henry Magellan Wilds, Peggy Ann Wilds, Wanda Elois White {Deceased}, Beatrice {Thomas} Brown, Terry Marie Wilds, Cynthia {Sherwin} Golson and Soneqa {Andrea} Sutton {a granddaughter whom Margaret reared}; Additionally, Margaret set the record in the Miller~Wilds family with fourteen {14} grandchildren, eighteen {18} great~grandchildren and four {4} great~great~grandchildren. Margaret is also survived by one {1} aunt, Dr. Jacqueline Miller~Carmichael of Columbia, SC and one {1} sister~in~law, Corrine Skinner of Winston~Salem, NC and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins to mourn the passing of this humble servant of God. During Margaret’s lifetime, she was an active member of Mt. Olive AME Church. Her church participation and service included “Mother” of the Church, Member of the Senior and Combined Choirs, Culinary Ministry, Steward, Former Honorary “Mother of the Year,” former Pastor’s Aide and Surrogate “Mom” to numerous neighborhood children. Mother Margaret passed Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center but she will forever be remembered for making a difference in her home, her church and her community. Visitation will be held 6:00 ~ 8:00 PM Friday, December 18, 2015 at Ocean View Memorial Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Mt. Olive AME CHURCH. Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home and Cremation Service, LLC.


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