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Margaret Jo Black

October 29, 1951 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Margaret Black Obituary

Margaret Jo Black, nee Fair, 72, was called to her heavenly home on January 20, 2024, in Columbus, GA, after a life marked by humble service and deep faith. Born on October 29, 1951, in Chandler, OK, she walked through life with a spirit of gratitude and a profound respect for all of God's creation.

Margaret's life was a testament to her unwavering belief in the value of family and community. She was a beacon of love and warmth, often found at the heart of gatherings, whether they be yard sales or church potlucks, where she shared her joy and companionship with those around her. Her voice, raised in song accompanying the piano, was a familiar and cherished part of worship at her local churches.

Left to honor Margaret and remember her love are her devoted husband, Tom Black; daughters Andrea Conners and Stephanie Wallis; son-in-law William “Shane” Conners; and her beloved grandchildren Kaytlin (Gianfranco Piscitelli), Joshua (Olivia Wallis), William "Luke", Brodie, Margaret "Claire", and Charleigh. She also leaves behind her sister Judith Miller, foster sister Shirley Fair, and a congregation of friends who were touched by her generosity and kindness. She joins in the Kingdom of Heaven her late parents Joe and Lillie Fair, her infant son Anthony "Tony" Byron Black, and her sister Mary Frances "Frankie."

Margaret's educational journey included Meeker High School and continued at Oklahoma University. Her professional life was characterized by a series of roles as an administrative assistant, where she served with diligence and grace, including her cherished role as church secretary at Calvary Baptist Church. Her deep commitment to her faith was reflected in her involvement with Forest Baptist, Calvary Baptist, Silver Run Baptist, and Cascade Hills.

Her hobbies, such as genealogy, were pursued with the same love and intent, as she traced the lineage of her family, ensuring that future generations would understand their roots and the blessings bestowed upon them. Her musical talents were not only a personal solace but also a gift she freely gave to her faith community.

A celebration of Margaret's life and her ascension to eternal peace will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Calvary Baptist Church. The family welcomes friends and loved ones to gather in prayerful remembrance from 5:00-7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA, 31907.

McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory in Columbus, GA, is entrusted with the arrangements, as Margaret's Columbus family and friends bid farewell to a virtuous woman whose life was a reflection of the divine love that she now fully embraces.

There will be a graveside service in Meeker, OK, childhood hometown and location of the Fair family home. Margaret will be buried in her family plot on Saturday, January 27th , midday with graveside services.  

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory
3874 Gentian Blvd
Columbus, GA 31907

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

11:00 AM
Calvary Baptist Church
7556 Old Moon Rd.
Columbus, GA

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