Margaret Griffin Deese, 85, of Norwood, passed away Tuesday October 22, 2019 at Trinity Place, Albemarle, NC. Her funeral service will be 1 Pm Saturday October 26, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel of Albemarle with Rev. Nathan Fox and Rev. Josh Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Norview Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5 Pm until 7 Pm at the funeral home.
Margaret was born May 2, 1934 in Stanly County, NC and was the daughter of the late Tilman Alexander Griffin and Nancy Dan Mauldin Griffin. Mrs. Deese was a 1952 graduate of Albemarle High and she attended Morgan Business School. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at EJ Snyder. Margaret was a member of Memorial Baptist Church where she taught the Preschool Sunday School Class and was in the choir.
Mrs. Deese was preceded in death by her husband Tony Wilbert Deese on March 24, 2011. She is survived by a son Wilbert Deese and wife Linda of Albemarle, NC; a brother T.A. Griffin; three grandchildren Will Deese (Caroline), Wesley Desse and Jennifer Deese and a great-granddaughter Carlynn Jace. Margaret was also preceded in death by a son Marvin Eugene Deese on March 23, 1993, three sisters and five brothers.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 873 Pee Dee Ave, Norwood, NC 28128 or Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N 1st St, Albemarle, NC 28001.