Margaret Abernathy Willard
May 19, 1941 - July 15, 2018

Margaret Abernathy Willard, age 77, of Sunset Harbor in Bolivia passed away Sunday July 15, 2018 at Novant Health in Bolivia.
She was born May 19, 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina the daughter of the late Sidney Abernathy and Pinkie Harwell Abernathy. She was the youngest of 4.
Margaret’s love for the sea brought her to Bolivia more than 20 years ago. She loved to walk on the beach, fish and search for shells. She also loved to travel and go shopping…especially Black Friday Shopping with her niece Teri. She attended Christ Body Ministries Church in Southport, NC; and was employed by Hope Harbor Home. She was an amazing Mom, an even more amazing Nana and an awesome Aunt who loved her nieces.
Left to cherish her memory are her 3 daughters, Melissa Harrelson of Mcleansville, NC, Suzanne Brown of Thomasville, NC and Jennifer Truitt of Southport, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer Butner (Colt), Brittany Ellington, Jordan Ellington and Taylor Ellington; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Maggie, Cooper and CJ; 2 nieces, Teri Stamper and Mona Emory. She also had 2 very spoiled fur babies, Tyler and Jase.
She nourished her family and friends with love and faith. A wonderful woman that was loved, is missed and will always be cherished.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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  • donna oneal Posted July 20, 2018 7:48 pm

    Praying for you Melissa and Jennifer and the whole family.
    Everytime I drink snickerdoodle flavored coffee I will think of Margaret. Hang on to the fond Beautiful Memories. Blessings to each of you!

  • Leigh Hutchens Posted July 22, 2018 12:18 pm

    I was so sad to her of Margaret’s passing. I have such great memories of Margaret, Suzanne and Jennifer riding horses out at Moore’s Acres and her coaching our soft ball team.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family, but especially with Suzanne as I know this has got to be one of the most difficult times in her life. Margaret was a strong woman and passed those traits down to her family. I’m praying God will give you the peace that only he can give. God bless all of you!

  • Marsha Anderson Posted July 22, 2018 3:45 pm

    Suzanne, Jennifer, “Those were the days” when we all would go out riding horses at Moore’s Acres. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this most difficult time.

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