Margaret S. Willey, 89 died on June 8, 2020. She was born on July 18, 1930 in Savannah, GA. She grew up In Savannah and Atlanta and graduated from Savannah High School in 1948 and earned an Associates Degree from Armstrong Junior College in 1950 and began her work career at Union Bag.
She met her husband, Monroe M Willey in Savannah while he was stationed at Hunter Field near the end of the Korean War. They married in 1955 and moved to suburban Philadelphia. She raised her family in both Pennsylvania and Michigan. She was a long- time member of the Methodist Church, for the past 25 years at Wesley Monumental Methodist. Margaret was involved in various community organizations, including the Garden Club of Savannah and Backpack Buddies at Wesley. She was an avid bridge player and loved going out to lunch, to the movies, and spending time with her friends.
She will be remembered for her vibrant, outgoing personality and love of her family. She had the ability to walk into a room full of strangers and make new friends before leaving.
Margaret was pre-deceased by her husband of 50 years, Monroe Willey. Surviving her are daughter and son in law, Melissa and Trip Cofield of Hertford NC, son and daughter in law Jeff and Clara Willey of Belmar NJ, son and daughter in law Dave and Joy Willey of Delaplane VA., and her brother and sister in law Walter and Mary Jean Stearman. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Meredith, Rose, Alexandra, James and Katherine, as well as one great granddaughter, Estela.
Margaret’s life will be celebrated at a date to be determined, when it is safe for her loved relatives and friends to attend.
Remembrances can be made to the American Lung Association, or Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
My heart goes out to the family and I'm praying for the family at their time of bereavement.
- Kimberly Mutcherson, Savannah , Georgia
I'm so sorry I love u miss Willey will never forget you an the family
- Marcia Powell, Savannah, Ga
Very sorry for your loss. I remember meeting her when she used to attend church with Melissa and Trip. She was a nice lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this time.
- Margaret Norfleet, Chesapeake , VA
Dear Family: Peter and I are so sorry for your loss of Margaret. She was so outgoing and positive. We enjoyed knowing her from Wesley and will miss her dearly. Blessings and Prayers, Peter and Bonnie Delvers
- Delvers, Savannah, GA
Margaret was a lovely woman with whom I shared many interests. We were in a Book Club and Gourmet Lunch Club in Savannah Newcomers Club. She was always willing to volunteer, and to teach her friends what a true Southern Lady she was.
- Ruth Kleber, Pooler, GA
my deepest sympathy. I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
- tomas gordon, Wilmington, De
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Services will be annouced at a later date