Margaret B. Mallison

April 12, 1926 - May 25, 2022

04/12/1926 - 05/25/2022

Past Services

Saturday May 28, 2022
11:00 am
Freedom Fellowship Church
836 Regency Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Margaret Mallison went home on May 25, 2022.

Margaret was born Margaret Burnett April 12, 1926 in Danville, VA. She was the second oldest of eight children and began her life just a few years before the depression. She had to quit school after starting the third grade to take care of her siblings while her parents worked. It was a very hard life, but her family found humor in routine things and their love for each other. Three of her brothers preceded her in death, Melvin, Paul, and Floyd. She is survived by four remaining siblings, Emma, Helen, Becky (Bill) and Bobby (Lois).

When she was barely old enough, she went to work in the cotton mills spinning thread. It was hard, loud work and before safety was a concern. She met the love of her life, Marion R Mallison, in a movie theater. They married, moved to Virginia Beach where they raised four children. Life was hard but Margaret knew how to stretch a Buffalo nickel until it screamed! She sewed her children’s clothes, made every meal from scratch and did her best to make sure her family had what they needed.

She was predeceased in death by her husband, Marion R. Mallison Sr. and her daughter Laura Neal. She is survived by three children, Vicky Friedrichs (Roy), Carol Mantel (Dave) and Marty Mallison (Teri). She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and one more great great on the way.

Margaret was a lifelong member of Freedom Fellowship Church and was their oldest member. She dedicated her life to God, her family and her friends. Her Church family supported her and each other through good times and bad. She loved to laugh and even as her age advanced; she had more energy than anyone else. She used to say to family and friends, don’t ask me to go somewhere unless you really want me to go because my answer will always be yes! She loved new places and new experiences, but she also loved the calmness of sitting on her porch swing watching the world go by. She laughed at everything, and found humor in everything, even when things didn’t turn out as planned. Or, maybe especially, when things didn’t turn out as planned.

Her final act of generosity was to donate her body to scientific research. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:00am at Freedom Fellowship, 836 Regency Dr, VA Beach, VA. Visitation and refreshments will follow. Donations in her memory may be made to the Freedom Fellowship food pantry.

The family would like to thank Luci and her staff at Stonehaven Adult home and Sentara hospice staff for the care and concern.


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Callie Dulin
8 months ago

We Loved Ms. Margaret. What a loss. But I know Momma and Ms. Margaret will get to chat again and laugh. Ms. Margaret will be so missed, by all of the neighbors. RIP, You were so loved.

Betty Edwards
8 months ago

She was the sweetest soul! You couldn’t help but feel loved when in her presence. Fly high Aunt Tootsie, we love you!!

Melanie Sherlock
8 months ago

Her words, “I’ve got to go, it’s time. It’s going to hurt awhile, but know I’ll be up there watching over all of you. Have a party at the barn, the beach or anywhere and celebrate my life. ” I love that you will be there for us even after you are gone. We will love and miss you dearly, Mel and Shawn

Rhonda Mallison
8 months ago

I just want to say thank to you granny for taking care of Aden all those years. Granny we love you and we going to miss you to pieces! Aden going to miss you he loved coming over your house and bring over the projects he made, then tell you how he was doing in school, tell you about the stuff he was learning, and he love coming over to help you around the house. I thing what he love the most was just being with on that note I’m so glad you were in our lives you made Aden a better person he going to grow to make you proud.

Tonie Williams
8 months ago

RIP TOOT, you were a one of a kind! You will be missed, but your love will keep on. Fly hight sweet lady
Thank you for letting me be part of the family❤️❤️❤️❤️

shirley six-logan
8 months ago

Laugh with family and friends and rejoice in the Almighty will see you again love you aunt toosie

Terry Connelly
8 months ago

You touched my heart a long long time ago when your sweet daughter Vicky invited me to go over to your home for a visit. You welcomed me like you knew me forever. Your smile and sweetness greeted me in a genuine loving way. Such a wonderful spirit of kindness and Godliness. Every time after that 1st visit, you remained the same wonderful lady toward me. How blessed I am to have known such a beautiful lady like you. May you rest in peace Granny in your glorious heavenly home. Until we meet again, Love Ya, Terry

Linda & Bobby Clifton
8 months ago

Our hearts are deeply saddened for you by your Mother’s passing. We’re sending you love and prayers to help you find peace and comfort during this sad time. We know Margaret is smiling up there in heaven as she watches over you all.

shirley six-logan
8 months ago

You will be missed dearly I loved you like my own auntie look forward to seeing you again in heaven.

Diana White
8 months ago

Love you Tootsie. I know you are dancing with the angles now. Will always cherish my memories of you.