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H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel

173 Allen Road Ne, Sandy Springs, GA

OBITUARY

Gloria Gleason Margeson

November 21, 1928December 5, 2019

Gloria Gleason Margeson, known as “GG” to 8 children, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, passed away in Atlanta on December 5, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born in St. Louis, MO to Lucile Parmalee Gleason and Joseph William Gleason on Nov. 21, 1928. At the age of 14 she moved with the family to Atlanta from Rochester, NY. Gloria proudly became a Southerner for life always insisting on the use of “ma’am” and “sir”.

She graduated from the all girls’ Sacred Heart High School in downtown Atlanta across campus from the original Marist School location. After attending St. Joseph’s nursing school for several years, Gloria married Dr. Richard Clyde Margeson of Atlanta on August 19, 1950.

Gloria was an enthusiastic tennis player and fan throughout her life. She was supported in her family life by dear friend and family surrogate mother Julia Fischer. A devout Catholic, Gloria was a daily Mass attendee for years at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.

Mrs. Margeson is predeceased by her sons Richard Clyde Margeson, Jr. and Thomas Edmund Margeson, infants Mary Kristin and Joseph, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Gleason, brothers Joe, Earl and Bob Gleason and sister Mary Gleason Johnson. She is survived by her sister Loretta Gleason Beach (David), children Kathy Margeson Cotney (Tom) of Atlanta, Tim Margeson (Bridget) of Cumming, Kevin Margeson (Sara) of Lakeland, FL, Gloria Janice Savage (Lane) of Ft. Collins, CO, Steve Margeson of Atlanta, Melanie Margeson Ham of Warrenville, SC and daughter-in-law Diane Margeson of Vancouver, WA.

Visitation will be held Wednesday Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 pm at Patterson’s Arlington Chapel Sandy Springs. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday Dec. 12 at 10:30 am at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to NAMI (Natl Alliance of Mental Health) of Georgia

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her sister Loretta Gleason Beach (David), children Kathy Margeson Cotney (Tom) of Atlanta, Tim Margeson (Bridget) of Cumming, Kevin Margeson (Sara) of Lakeland, FL, Gloria Janice Savage (Lane) of Ft. Collins, CO, Steve Margeson of Atlanta, Melanie Margeson Ham of Warrenville, SC and daughter-in-law Diane Margeson of Vancouver, WA.

Services

  • Friends Are Cordially Invited To A Visitation With The Family Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • A Funeral Mass Will Be Celebrated Thursday, December 12, 2019

Memories

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Miles Daly

December 13, 2019

Thanksgiving with G.G.
Three years ago I had the privilege of having Thanksgiving Lunch with Gloria, Melanie, and Tim. My wife had to go visit her mother, so Tim invited my to Melanie's for Turkey dinner .
Gloria and I sat and talked for hours. G.G. had so much spunk and was full of live. The afternoon flew by as we sat on the couch watching football and discussed the laurels of family and friends. It's a day I won't soon forget !
Miles Daly

Vivian Heard

December 12, 2019

Dear Margeson Family,

We are so very sorry to hear of your great loss. My brothers and I attended Our Lady of the Assumption, where we met the Margesons. Tommy was in my class and Melanie was in my brother's class. We also attended St. Pius with several from your family. I have heard wonderful things about Mrs. Margeson and I am sure she will be greatly missed.

God bless you all,

Vivian (Orr) Heard, Chris, Ansley & Mitchell

Kim Hollman

December 9, 2019

A beautiful lady and a wonderful mother.
She will be missed by many who knew her..

Love and prayers to the Margeson family.

Kim

Loretta and David Beach

December 9, 2019

My memories are of a beautiful sister in her ballgowns, wedding, first born Kathy and Gloria's loving eyes, incident in hospital when Gloria was about to give birth to Jan and I was pregnant with my daughter Nancy and the nurse looked at us and said "one or both?".

Cathy Cotney Harvil

December 9, 2019

I will always remember how happy GiGi was when Mother n I visited her at St Anne’s. She had just returned from a shopping trip with her St Anne’s friends. She introduced Mother to a dozen + friends.... she was full of life, confident & smiling.
I’m sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to ease your pain.
Much Love,
Aunt Cap n UGA

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY