OBITUARY

Margaret Ann Craddock

June 30, 1933June 9, 2021
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Margaret Ann (Smith) Craddock, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2021 with beloved daughters Debbie and Karen and granddaughter Amy by her side. Born in Ripley, TN on June 30 in 1933, Margaret graduated from East High School in Memphis. She married George Houston Craddock, who was the great love of her life, in 1958 in Memphis, TN. The couple assumed care of George’s three young children by his first marriage and soon had two more children of their own. Margaret remained the devoted mother of five throughout her life. The family attended Mullins Methodist Church. Margaret was an indispensable helpmate in George’s many business pursuits, serving as both bookkeeper and secretary over the years. The family moved to Panama in 1963, where George maintained one of the largest construction companies in the area, Craddock Construction International. While in Panama Margaret developed an interest in golf, became an excellent seamstress, and enjoyed travel and sunny beaches with her family. Known for her million dollar smile, elegance, and inimitable sense of style, Margaret could always light up a room. The family returned to the United States in 1966 so the children could complete their education in Memphis. George commuted back and forth to Panama until 1981. George and Margaret then retired to Iuka, MS, where Margaret assisted George in property development and formed many close friendships as a member of Iuka United Methodist Church. Margaret spent her final years in Collierville, TN where she enjoyed living near her daughter Debbie, visits from great grandchildren, and reading on the patio. Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband George, siblings Ellis Criner and Sue Dowty, as well as her son Houston Craddock. She is survived by her sister Pat Ware, daughters Daisy Craddock of Germantown, NY, Mary (Gary) McDowell of Murfreesboro, TN, Deborah (Bill) Wolters of Germantown, TN and Karen (Fernando) Remedios of Iuka, MS, along with seven adoring grandchildren, Georgia Elrod, Houston McDowell, Farris Berry, William, Amy and Winston Wolters, and Andre Remedios. Margaret was affectionately known as Gigi by her eight great grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her devotion to family, young and old. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Iuka United Methodist Church, 101 E. Eastport Street, Iuka, MS 38852. Family will receive friends on Tuesday June 15 at 1pm followed by a funeral service at 2pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

  • FAMILY

  • George Houston Craddock, Loving Husband (deceased)
  • Ellis Criner and Sue Dowty, Siblings (deceased)
  • Houston Craddock, Son (deceased)
  • Pat Ware, Sister
  • Daisy Craddock, Daughter
  • Mary McDowell (Gary), Daughter
  • Deborah Wolters (Bill), Daughter
  • Karen Remedios (Fernando), Daughter
  • Georgia Elrod, Houston McDowell, Farris Berry, William, Amy and Winston Wolters, and Andre Remedios, Grandchildren
  • Eight, Great Grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Iuka United Methodist Church

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Cherrie Robertson

June 14, 2021

We met Miss Margaret in July of 2009, when my parents bought the house next door to her at Woodall Mountain Estates a beautiful neighborhood that Ms Margaret and her husband created. She and my mom became good friends and talked with one another every day. Every time I would she her she always had a smile and a caring/loving glow about her. She was a wonderful friend that will truly be missed.
Sincerely,
Cherrie

Kathy Ladner

June 13, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Ms. Craddock “in person,” I did benefit from her kindness when she helped me obtain some resources to assist a family member. To that end we had a telephone relationship over a period of time, and she was always gracious and generous. May memories of her sustain you in the days ahead.

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Biography

Margaret Ann (Smith) Craddock, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2021 with beloved daughters Debbie and Karen and granddaughter Amy by her side. Born in Ripley, TN on June 30 in 1933, Margaret graduated from East High School in Memphis. She married George Houston Craddock, who was the great love of her life, in 1958 in Memphis, TN. The couple assumed care of George’s three young children by his first marriage and soon had two more children of their own. Margaret remained the devoted mother of five throughout her life. The
family attended Mullins Methodist Church. Margaret was an indispensable helpmate in George’s many business pursuits, serving as both bookkeeper and secretary over the years. The family moved to Panama in 1963, where George maintained one of the largest construction companies in the area, Craddock Construction International. While in Panama Margaret developed an interest in golf, became an excellent seamstress, and enjoyed travel and sunny beaches with her family. Known for her million dollar smile, elegance, and inimitable sense of style, Margaret could always light up a room. The family returned to the United States in 1966 so the children could complete their education in Memphis. George commuted back and forth to Panama until 1981. George and Margaret then retired to Iuka, MS, where Margaret assisted
George in property development and formed many close friendships as a member of Iuka United Methodist Church. Margaret spent her final years in Collierville, TN where she enjoyed living near her daughter Debbie, visits from great grandchildren, and reading on the patio. Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband George, siblings Ellis Criner and Sue Dowty, as well as her son Houston Craddock. She is survived by her sister Pat Ware, daughters Daisy Craddock of Germantown, NY, Mary (Gary) McDowell of Murfreesboro, TN, Deborah (Bill) Wolters of Germantown, TN and Karen (Fernando) Remedios of Iuka, MS, along with seven adoring grandchildren, Georgia Elrod, Houston McDowell, Farris Berry, William, Amy and Winston Wolters, and Andre Remedios. Margaret was affectionately known as Gigi by her eight great grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her devotion to family, young and old. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Iuka United Methodist Church, 101 E. Eastport Street, Iuka, MS 38852.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday June 15 at 1pm followed by a funeral service at 2pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN