OBITUARY

Margaret Smith Cousins

May 11, 1929July 8, 2018
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Margaret Smith Cousins entered into eternal rest July 8, 2018. She was born May 11, 1929 in Rocky Hock, NC.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, July 12 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Nelsen Funeral Home, where a service will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Margaret was preceded in death by her devoted husband, George B. Cousins; her parents, Jesse and Goldie Smith; and her four older sisters, Elizabeth, Jessie Lee, Emma, and Hilda. Surviving are her daughter and her husband, Kali and Rick Nagle; grandchildren, George and his wife, Jamie, Jeffrey, and Megan and her husband, John-Michael Gucwa. Also surviving are her great-granddaughters, Lily, Kamille, and Annabelle. These three girls will sure miss their GiGi.

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  • Margaret was preceded in death by her devoted husband, George B. Cousins; her parents, Jesse and Goldie Smith; and her four older sisters, Elizabeth, Jessie Lee, Emma, and Hilda. Surviving are her daughter and her husband, Kali and Rick Nagle; grandchildren, George and his wife, Jamie, Jeffrey, and Megan and her husband, John-Michael Gucwa. Also surviving are her great-granddaughters, Lily, Kamille, and Annabelle.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Interment Thursday, July 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Margaret Smith Cousins

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Katherine Flynt

July 12, 2018

Kali,

So sorry I couldn't attend Margaret's funeral today and be with you all. Our group made a lot of wonderful memories over the years. Karen and I wish you and yours all the best at this difficult time.

Much love,
Katherine & Karen

Ken Heckle

July 12, 2018

Margaret was a special lady who delivered kindness, gentleness and love wherever she was. She will be missed.

Chris Daly

July 11, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of Margaret passing. I cleaned her house for her last year. She was such a kind lady. Always enjoyed our conversations when I would come over. Thoughts and prayers for her family❤️

Marie Scopel

July 10, 2018

Dearest Margaret was a precious friend to all of us at Willismsburg Doll Club. Her gracious Southern Hospitality blessed us many times. Personally she was a mentor, freely teaching her expertise in sewing and dolls. She loved well and it is a great loss to all of us. She made our lives and friendships blossom. I can’t even express the void of losing such a special friend. She loved her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to know her!

Diane Leonard

July 10, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. I grew up with Kali and we lived right next door to the Cousins. Couldn’t ask for better neighbors. I remember when I was expecting my first child and was craving pear preserves. Mrs. Cousins found me some!! Not sure where she found them but she got them for me! They were hard to find 38 years ago. I was so happy. I will never forget her beautiful doll room. Mr. Cousins was a gentle giant and I know they are so happy to be together again. Rest In Peace Mrs. Cousins. You will be missed. I’m here Kali if you need anything. Prayers for the family.

Jennifer Stewart

July 9, 2018

Great Aunt Margaret loved sharing her beautiful doll collection with us. We would oooh and awww at all the splendor. That's when I learned it was ok for any age to hold onto a doll.
When Great Aunt Margaret would come over to Grammy's (sister Emma's- right down the street) they would tell stories and laugh for hours. I loved hearing stories from their childhood- almost like for the first time I was realizing they were children, too. It was so amazing, enlightening, loving, and a true blessing of these two sisters sharing memories and the deepest love only sister's can possess.
I will never forget that gorgeous, welcoming smile that shared "welcome, I have all the time for you. You are always loved here!". Uncle George would tower into the entry way and smile and laugh with her supporting welcoming spirit.
I am so happy Great Aunt Margart shares eternity with Grammy (sister Emma), Hubby George, Sister's Jessie-lee, Hilda and the whole group of them so excited to see each other that nothing can be heard because everyone is hugging and talking so much.
It just makes me giggle!
God bless all of you! Enjoy eternity with God and his loving Grace!

Barrie and Danny Shapiro

July 9, 2018

Sending love and sincere condolences during this difficult time from Danny and I...and, all of your Toy Shoppe family.
Margaret will be remembered by all as the bright personality who never met a stranger. Who opened her heart and
her home to everyone. She was a tiger when need be...a comedian with many a story to make you laugh...and, a true
historian always willing to share her knowledge. She will be missed...but, the "Margaret and George" memories and
stories will keep on bringing smiles and giggles.

C. Rudolph

July 9, 2018

I send my condolence to the family of Margaret Cousins. May happy memories of Margaret bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.

S P

July 9, 2018

I am so sorry for the passing of your loved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. My sincerest condolences.(John 5:28,29)

FROM THE FAMILY