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Margaret Bertha (McNeil) Webster

December 1, 1920 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 97)

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Celebration of Life
May 12, 2018

11:00 AM
Antioch Presbyterian Church
6582 Red Springs Road
Red Springs, North Carolina 28377

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Dateline: Chester, VA, formerly of Red Springs

Margaret Bertha McNeill Webster, 97, of Chester, Virginia, died on April 10, 2018. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice W. Webster, her son, David M. Webster, brothers, Henry and Bill McNeill, and sister, Pauline Bruner.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth VanDenBerg her daughter-in-law, Charlene Webster, and her brother, Percy McNeill (Jo).  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Tim VanDenBerg (Tiffany), Sarah Glass (David), Lauren Cox (Jeremy), Rachel Webster, Leah Knight (Phil), Austin Hollingshead, and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Dell Dorgan, Betty McNeill, and Doris Webster as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. 

Margaret, Bertha, Bert, or Mac, as she was known by the countless friends and relatives who loved her, was a quiet tower of strength. She was born and raised in Shannon, North Carolina, and after graduating from high school, she went to nursing school at the Thompson School of Nursing in Lumberton, North Carolina.  She truly was called by God to be a nurse because, more than anything, she loved taking care of others. After graduating from nursing school, Margaret enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a nurse during World War II. This began her life of traveling around the world first as a Navy Nurse, then after she married her beloved Web, as an Army wife.  She managed the household and kept Beth and David in line while her husband served in three wars.  After Web retired, she resumed her nursing career.

Although Margaret was a lifelong honorary member of Antioch Presbyterian Church, she and her family were members of a Presbyterian church wherever Web was stationed, and they were involved in many ministries of those churches. After moving to Virginia to live with Beth, she attended Beulah United Methodist Church, where she met many wonderful people.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held 11:00 AM May 12, 2018 at Antioch Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. On-line condolences may be made at

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