Margaret Jean Moran Zissett

October 2, 1936January 18, 2021

Margaret Zissett, 84, on Monday, January 18, 2021 transitioned into the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into her eternal home.

Margaret was born and grew up during World War II in the town of St. Helens, England. She was working at Beechams Pharmaceuticals at the time that she met her American Airforce husband whom she was married to for over 60 years.

Traveling the world and raising her family was a great adventure for her. She enjoyed meeting with her British friends group and was known for her beautiful smile and love for her family.

Surviving are her husband, Marion "Zeke" Zissett; sons, Graham Zissett and Rodney Zissett (Sharon); daughter, Kathy Kirkpatrick (James); grandchildren, Andrea and Jared Kirkpatrick, Justin Bellamy (Kristin), Kyle Bellamy (Kimberly); great-grandchildren, Zoey and Luke Bellamy; sister, Kathleen Atherton (Cliff); brother, John Moran; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Brian and Denis Moran and sisters, Ilene Moran (infant) and Sheila Lally.

A private graveside service will be held for the family at a to be determined date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favorite charity, The Kidney Foundation.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, February 1, 2021


Margaret Jean Moran Zissett

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Tom Summers

January 30, 2021

It was always a pleasure to be with Margaret and Zeke in a quarterly Care Group along with other church members that was
sponsored by the Windsor United Methodist Church in Columbia.
As a couple, they were always so pleasant and smiling.

Tom Summers

John Moran

January 30, 2021

Would like to send my condolences to my dear sister Margaret family ,my deepest sympathy love always your brother John Moran and your neices Tracy , Melanie ,kelly , claire and nephew Gary .

Josie Schicker

January 26, 2021

I met Margaret several years ago in Columbia it was at one of our Brit. Girls gathering she was such a lovely lady made an impression on everyone Thank you Cathy Connelly for introducing Margaret to me.Rest in Peace Margaret.🙏🏻❤️

Catherine Connelly

January 26, 2021

Margaret was a true English rose. I was very fortunate to have her as a friend.
Alway upbeat and kind. Gentle and sweet. I will miss her.

Marilyn Summers

January 26, 2021

Margaret was a church friend of ours and was such a delightful person. We shared many dinners together with her and Zeke. Tom and I hold your family close to our hearts and lift you up in prayer. With love and Sympathy. Marilyn Summers

Kathleen Atherton (Moran)

January 24, 2021

If memory of my loving sister, Margaret. Although miles kept us apart, you were always nearby in my heart and thoughts. I shall miss our weekly chats but I know you are now at peace and I get comfort from that. Lots of love from your sister Kathleen in the UK xx

Joanne Woodward

January 24, 2021

To my lovely Auntie Margaret, I have so many great memories of you that I will treasure. You are now at peace with your brothers and sisters. Love you lots from your niece in the UK, Joanne xx

Kevin and Terry James

January 23, 2021

For the past 21 years Margaret and Zeke were absolutely wonderful neighbors. She was always pleasant had a beautiful smile. She served as the caregiver of neighbors when they faced illness or death and brought us together to minister with kind words of condolences as well as refreshments. She was a servant to many and ministered with grace and dignity. Our deepest condolences to the family. Terry, Kevin, Kristian and Laura