Margaret E. Campbell

Sunrise: September 12, 1932

Sunset: April 6, 2021

Margaret Elizabeth Campbell, 88 of Norfolk, Va. peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at home with her family and friends celebrating her life.

She was born to Russell Washington and Maggie Riddick on September 12, 1932 in the Oakwood section of Norfolk, Va.

Margaret enjoyed her life of being the mother of eleven children.  As an only child her prayer was to have many offspring to love with the guidance of the Lord.

She was born into The Pentecostal Church of God under the leadership of Apostle W. J. Peterson in 1961.  She cherished her time with her church family where she served as Head Usher for many years.  She eagerly and patiently trained young ushers the proper way to serve the members and guests.  She also served as the Administrator for the church scholarship fund for many years, which allowed many to pursue a higher education.

Margaret was generous with her time and befriended many of her neighbors and passersby in her community.  She always greeted people with a warm smile and words of encouragement.   She was pre-deceased by her husband Melvin Campbell and son Barrington Campbell.

Left to cherish her memory are her surviving children: Taunya Little (Jerome), Marion Hardy (Julius) Michael Campbell, (Barbara) Sharon Cuffee (Dennis) Vernice Stark, Russell Campbell, Carl Campbell (Cheryl) Sherry Ross (Steven),  Nadine Gilliam (Jimmy), Gerard Campbell (LaTasha) and Gladys Gregory (like a daughter), 26 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


No Public Viewing Graveside Service Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:00pm Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Wanda Williams says

    I meet this Lady several years ago and she was so sweet I met her at the foot Dr. Always a pleasure to see her. I have not seen her for several years but we would still mention her name . R.I.P my friend and patient. PRAYING for her FAMILY and FRIENDS!! 🙏🙏

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    Peaches says

    Mom love you and always will.To know her you could not have meet a beautiful and loving mom like my second mom.April is the month I lost both mom’s now you and your sister can celebrate home now.

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    Corine Taylor says

    Ron and I extend our heart felt condolences to the family at this time along with prayers that God will comfort you at this time.

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    Darnel Lyles says

    May God bless her spirit. When you have eleven biological children it’s impossible not to become everybody’s mom, aunt, great aunt and Grandmother …and that’s exactly what she was to all of us. We love her and will miss a very deeply. God’s blessings, peace and strength to the family.

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    Tracey Biddle says

    I met Ms. Margaret at a family reunion and spent pretty much the entire time talking to her. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed talking with her so much. She kept me smiling and laughing, and I felt like I had known her for years and like I was a member of the family. You will surely be missed, Ms. Margaret. Your job here is complete…well done.

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    Steve Reagan says

    Nadine, So sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. My heart goes out to you and your family as I know first hand the void this will leave behind. I will keep you and your family in my prayers; asking daily for our heavenly Father to give you relief for your grief and sorrows.

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    Morris Brown says

    She was wonderful person iam sorry for her lost but she is in good hands now, may the family be stronger and stay together for each other.

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    Lillian says

    My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Cynthia ( White) Jackson says

    My prayers are with the family. Mrs Margaret was like mother to me growing up
    Always such loving spirit even when she reprimanded us. Love to you all.

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