Maggie Edmond Deloatch was born on April 16, 1923 in Scotland Neck, N.C. She was the oldest of eleven children to the late Charles and Mitnora Edmond. She was educated in the North Carolina Public School System. She met and married Joseph Deloatch and went on to raise her six children. Later moving to Norfolk, VA and then to Philadelphia, PA. Where she pursued a career in nursing. She was employed by the Inglish House for the incurable for many years, where she cared for those with a variety of mental and physical challenges. She later went on to work for the Prentis House (A retirement home for clergy). Maggie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young woman in Philadelphia. She joined the Non Sectarian Church of God, where she served on the Usher Board and sang in the Senior Choir. After retirement, Maggie moved back to Norfolk, VA. She became a faithful member of Freedom Church of God in Christ. She became known for the stylish hats she wore each Sunday while serving on the Misson and Mothers Board. Maggie was an avid gardener and loved to travel. She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. She had compassion towards those less fortunate, providing food, shelter and words of kindness to those in need. Her underlying faith helped her to endure the years of aging.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sister Cora Bracey (Ervin); sister-in-law, Elsie Edmond; six children, Gloria Hayes, Robert Edmond, Mary Thompkins, Patricia Chesson, Clyde Deloatch and Valencia Whitfield (Donald); one brother-in-law, Earl McPherson; and two Goddaughters, Nancy Mines and Monesha Moore; ten grandchildren, Stanley Hayes, Stacey Hayes (Lynell), Robert Edmond, Jr. (Mary), Carlos Deloatch (Diane), Keeman Copeland, Anthony Deloatch, Aundrea Sanders (Kevin), Patricia Russell, Shane’ Deloatch, Adeeah Williams and a host of great grands, great-great grands, nieces, nephews, a cousin and friends.