Margaret Louise Pope
October 23, 1931 – March 29, 2019
Margaret Louise Pope, 87, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Margaret was born on October 23, 1931, in Waldo, Arkansas, to Thomas and Christeen Lewis and graduated from Taylor High School in 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Felix Pope, on July 6, 1950, and together, they raised four daughters: Glenda P. Duplantis of Sarepta, Louisiana; Paula P. Watkins of Plain Dealing, Louisiana; Debra P. Torline of Berwick, Louisiana; and Christene Pope Manfre of Houston, Texas, each of whom were sources of tremendous pride. Margaret's greatest joys were spending time with her family and friends, listening to and writing country music, playing bingo, and helping others. She attended Bayou Vista Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Felix Pope; parents, Tom and Christeen Lewis; brothers, Thomas Junior Lewis and Glen Dale Lewis; son-in-law, Mark Thomas Manfre; and grandson, Jamey Watkins. She leaves behind, her daughters; sons-in-law, Errol A. Duplantis Sr., James A. Watkins, and Brian T. Torline; grandchildren, Errol Duplantis Jr., Edmee Maronge, Sunshine Duplantis, Greg Watkins, Camille V. Watkins, Tyler Hernandez, Patrick Hernandez, Elizabeth Manfre, and Margaret Manfre; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Duplantis, Cullen Duplantis, Kip Maronge, Justine Maronge, Wyatt Trahan, Abigail Bordelon, and Gabriel Trahan; siblings, Jerrell Don Lewis, Aaron Truman "Pete" Lewis, Ermon Lynwood "Buster" Lewis, and Bonnie Sue Vollmer; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.
Margaret was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her faith, generosity of spirit, and dedication to family was an example for all. She will be deeply missed.
Visitation will begin at noon Monday, April 1, 2019 with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm at Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill, Louisiana. Burial will immediately follow at the Waldo Cemetery in Waldo, Arkansas.
The family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, St. Jude's Hospital, or Autism Speaks.