Margaret Rose Liles (Black)
November 29, 1942 – July 3, 2019
Margaret Rose Liles (Black) passed away, due to complications from interstitial lung disease, on July 3, 2019 surrounded by loving family and friends. She was 76.
Margaret was born on November 29, 1942 in Dallas, Texas to her parents Wilkes Oliver Black and Mary Elizabeth Black (Brown). She was a 1961 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and attended Arlington State College. She married her high school sweetheart Ronnie Liles on June 22, 1963. She was employed at LTV Aerospace until she started raising her family and continued as mother and wife until after her children were grown. Margaret re-entered the workforce and was employed in several jobs, including two State Farm Insurance Agencies. She retired in 2007 after spending several years working for a Weight Watchers franchisee.
Margaret spent the last several years enjoying her grandchildren in their various activities and sporting events. She was a 52-year charter member of the Grand Prairie Women’s Sorority. She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church and an active member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Margaret was a contributing member of the reunion committees of the GPHS Class of 1961.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Ronnie; sister, Mary Jeanne Watson (Black) (husband James); son Steve Liles (wife Jennifer); daughter Staci Williams (husband Todd) and son Scott Liles (wife Emily); grandchildren Jordan Liles, Dakota Liles, Presleigh Williams, Garrett Williams, Bryleigh Liles, Addyson Liles and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation for Margaret Liles will be on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Bean- Massey-Burge (Belt Line). Graveside service will be on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:30 am at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am at CrossPoint Church of Christ (3020 Bardin Road). In lieu of flowers Donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, Grand Prairie or to the charity of your choice, in her name.
- Bob Miller, Active Pallbearer
- Cary Askins, Active Pallbearer
- Tom Ruane, Active Pallbearer
- Bill Stahnke, Active Pallbearer
- Tommy Garrett, Active Pallbearer
- Dakota Liles, Active Pallbearer
- Garrett Williams, Active Pallbearer
- Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, July 8, 2019
- Memorial Service Monday, July 8, 2019
Margaret Rose Liles (Black)
July 6, 2019
Margaret was such a sweet and loving friend to my mom, Alice. She even came up to visit my mom just over a week ago while she was in hospice. She was such a dear and I will never forget her! Love, Candace (Alice’s daughter)
July 4, 2019
From the time Todd and Staci married, Margaret opened her loving arms and we were part of her extended family. Today we have a broken heartstring, but it will be healed by all the precious memories we have of times spent with her....memories that build the bridge between the mind and heart and will be preserved like treasured keepsakes.
Bill, Susie, Joyce
July 3, 2019
So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. She was a very sweet lady.