OBITUARY

Margaret E. Avant

March 30, 1932April 20, 2014
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Margaret E. Avant, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Magoni and Rev. John Sanders officiating. The family will meet friends on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Serenity Hospice, 1057 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins GA 31093.

Mrs. Avant was born in Deatsville, AL to the late Frank M. and Era Baker Manning. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Avant and siblings, Albert Manning, Ara Carden and Juanita Jacks. Mrs. Avant was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her children; Teresa (Trevor) Chatfield, III of Macon, Henry (Karen) Avant of Warner Robins, Donna (Rusty) Smith of Warner Robins, and Pamela (Mark) Purvis of Warner Robins, grandchildren; Chris (Rachel) Ussery, Jeff (Heather) Ussery, Lauren Ussery Huffman, Eric Avant, Matt Avant, April Mosley, Lance (Amy) Haynes, Amy (Will) Issacs, Jeffrey Avant, Jim Smith, Phil Smith, Tyler Purvis, Hannah Purvis, eighteen great grandchildren, sisters; Doris Kennington of Prattville, AL and Merrell Townsend of Valdosta, GA and several nieces and nephews.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 25, 2014
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Margaret E. Avant

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Monica Atcheson

May 8, 2014

Donna, Rusty, Jimmy and Phil,
You have all been in my prayers since I heard of the passing of your Mom. I pray you find peace in knowing she is in God's Kingdom free of pain. I will continue to pray for you in the days to come.
Hugs,
Monica and Daryl Atcheson

Keith and Kathy English

April 25, 2014

Our sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Avant. She, and the entire family, was such a important part of Second St. and Wesley UMC.

Wanda Hanes-Burton

April 24, 2014

I'm sooo sorry about your Mom passing, my heart breaks for ya'll. Please know ya'll are in my heart and prayers always... Love ya'll Wanda (Hanes) Burton

Annette Fears

April 24, 2014

Pam, Donna, Teresa, and Henry you welcomed me into your family when I was 8 years old. Your Mother has always treated me as if I was one of hers. I will miss that smile. God place her in my life for a reason and I will miss her dearly . Pam I will keep you all in my prayers. Love you Sis, Annette Oliver Fears

Kim English

April 24, 2014

Your mom was such a faithful and loyal member of Second Street and Wesley for so many years and was an influence on so many of us who grew up in such a wonderful church family. She is Home and at peace now, but will live on in our hearts and in the memories of those who were blessed to know her.

Steve Holcomb

April 23, 2014

Donna,

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know she is now in a better place and no longer hurting. May you and your family find peace during this difficult time.

Serenity Hospice Care

April 23, 2014

We pray peace & comfort for you in this time of loss.

Rachel Howard

April 23, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss Pam and Donna. Your families are in our hearts and prayers.

April 23, 2014

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR MOM AS MY SECOND MOM DURING CHILDHOOD. SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO NEEDED HER ADVISE. YOUR LOSS IS HEAVENS' GAIN. SHE IS NO LONGER IN PAIN AND NO LONGER HAS TO REMEMBER THOSE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE THAT NOW ARE OF NO IMPORTANCE AT ALL. SHE IS WALKING THE STREETS OF GOLD WITH YOUR DAD AND HER BABIES SHE NEVER MET. I KNOW SHE IS TRULY HAPPY AND HAS FILLED THE PERFECTION SHE STRIVED SO HARD TO GAIN. AS TIME GOES BY REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES AND NOT THE LAST DAYS OF HER LIFE AS THIS WILL HELP YOUR HEART HEAL. TIME WILL HELP BUT GOD ALONE IS THE TRUE ANSWER TO YOUR ACHING HEARTS. MY LOVE IS WITH YOU ALL. KATHY HERRING

Renee Brown-Heath

April 23, 2014

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your mother, and our family friend for so many years. Knowing her devout faith and seeing her live it was all that a young child needed to follow. We at Second Street were blessed to know her. May her legacy be carried on by those she helped raise in the love of our Lord.