Margie Hicks White

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Margie Hicks White, of Fayetteville, NC completed her earthly journey and exited to Heaven on November 30, 2017 to everlasting life with her Lord and Holy God where she will again be the rambunctious little girl from the Kentucky hills, romping with her friends and tending to her flowers and pets.

Born April 27, 1931 as the youngest child of William and Jemima Hicks, with 11 siblings, Margie grew to be a lovely lady who sought to expand her horizons and joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1953. At Valley Forge Army Hospital in 1954 she met the love of her life, Douglas Edward White, who she soon married and would live with until his own journey to Heaven in 2014. Margie excelled at being a military wife and mother, her greatest life roles, but in between she also worked in a broad and diverse spectrum of occupations including carhop, restaurant worker and waitress, retail clerk, bank teller and shoe salesperson. Other than her husband Douglas, Margie loved her sons greatly and worked diligently to care for them and teach them to do things for the day “when she won’t be there anymore to help” them. Her grandchildren received the same clear love and instruction, always delivered with patience. She loved her flowers and gardening, but her pets were a strong part of her life, caring for the lost and helpless, even persuading others that she could care for them better than they would.

Margie is survived by her sister, Delphia Fryer of Barboursville, WV; three sons, Derek Ethan White and wife Shelley, of Charlotte, NC; son Bradley Alan White and lifemate Debbie Keiser, of Shallotte, NC; and son Stephen Douglas White and wife Cynthia, of Forest City, NC. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2pm to 3pm at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home with a funeral service following at 3pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting gifts to the ALS Therapy Development Institute of Cambridge, MA (www.als.net) honoring her son Stephen’s fight with Lou Gehrig’s disease.