Mrs. Margaret Chitty Brinkley, age 85, of the 100 block of Jernigan Swamp Road, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013, at her home.
Born January 18, 1928 in Menola of Hertford County, Margaret was a daughter of the late R. Duncan and Virgie Northcott Chitty of Murfreesboro. She was predeceased by two brothers, R.D. Chitty, Jr. and Ronald E. Chitty.
She was a 1945 graduate of Murfreesboro High School and a Beta Club member. At graduation Margaret was awarded a medal by the Murfreesboro Rotary Club for being chosen by her teachers as the ‘Most Outstanding Student in High School’ at that time.
She married David Ralph Brinkley Jr. of Ahoskie on March 20, 1947. As a homemaker and retired salesperson, she was very devoted and loving to her family and friends.
Margaret was an active and faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church most of her life. She taught Sunday School for 50 years, organized and served as Chairman of the Church Flower Program for 38 years. She was also active in many other functions of the church.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years; three sons; David A. and wife Debbie of New Bern, Ralph L. and wife Jeanne of Ahoskie, Steve L. and wife Michelle of Greenville; five grandchildren, Jenny B. Vaughan and husband Bill II, Amy B. Roberts and husband Josh, Brandon Brinkley, Adam and Travis Brinkley; two step-grandchildren, Timothy Evans and wife Dana, Anna E. Teets and husband Doug; two great-grandchildren, Bill III and Katie Vaughan, two step great-grandchildren, Evan and Lilly Teets; a sister, Louise C. Howard and husband Curtis of Murfreesboro, a brother, Bill Chitty and wife Sharon, of Cleveland, Ohio, several nieces and nephews.
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time: 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
Burial will follow the service at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie. Rev. Dr. Trey Gilliam will be officiating the service.