Margaret Thorne “Re Re”

Sunrise: October 27, 1956

Sunset: December 24, 2018

Peacefully and quietly on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 4:48pm, Margaret “Re Re” Green Thorne of Portsmouth, Virginia transitioned to eternity at Aiken Regional Medical Center (Aiken, SC) after a brief illness.  She is survived by Pete Green (brother), Gloria Dicks (sister), Linda Green Dailey (sister), and Steven Green (brother), and a very dear friend and “sister”, Angela Choate.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Bowens.

Viewing Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:00pm -4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Monday, December 31, 2018 11:00am Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church 205 Gust Lane Portsmouth, VA 23701 Interment Olive Branch Cemetery Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701

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    Ray Smith says

    Our prayers are lifted up for the Green family! Margaret was such a jewel! She will be missed.
    Margaret was a long time asset to our Parks & Rec department. She was a great and loving friend.
    Councilman Ray and Marion Smith

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    Kay Spence says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Green family! Thorne, was a great boss and especially a loving friend that I will deeply missed. “Rest in peace my friend” you have now received your heavenly reward! Until we meet again your friend, Kay

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    Jim Stutts says

    Margaret was a good friend and colleague. She was a master of her profession and always ready to offer genuine support to those she believed in, which were many.
    Countess individuals have benefited from her wisdom and guidance.
    Those of us who worked with her Margaret will miss her smile, grace, and presence.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family who she was so proud of.

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    Sandra Bishop"Pookie" says

    The Riddick Family sends their prayers and heartfelt condolences to the heavens for you. ReRe was part of our family, via Angie. She was at just about every function we had which includes our monthly birthday gatherings and she was a regular on the October cruises for many, many years. Our hearts our broken with you but we can rest assured that this sweet, sweet sister of ours, made it over and with that said, ReRe, we’ll see you again on the other side.

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    Pell Seaton says

    My deepest condolences to the Green and Thorne families. Re Re was one of a kind. I considered her an ambassador for our dear city as she was always visible at citywide functions…making sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. She will truly be missed by many and that infectious smile! Rest in Eternal Peace….with love!

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    Charles Deloatch says

    RIP ReRe…..class of 74…..I’m am so saddened by your passing but I know to be absent in the body is to be present in the Lord. Rest easy my friend….All the work you have done in our community, our city and our state speaks for you….

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    Darlene E. says

    My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret’s family. She was a beautiful and wonderful person that I had the privilege to have known and will truely miss her. I will always cherish the fond memories of working with her and also as my boss the great leadership and guidance she gave me. She was a true friend to me and always encouraged me to do my best. Though so sadden by the lost ,I am enternally grateful to have had a wonderful friendship with ReRe and take comfort in God’s word:
    II Corinthians 5:8 NKJV

    We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
    May the lord comfort and keep the family.

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    Alice Striffler says

    My thoughts and prayers are the Margaret’s family. She was a fun person to be around and work with. Many fond memories with Parks and Recreation. Rest in Peace.

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    James says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret’s family. She will definitely be missed. She has always been kind and pleasant in all that we’ve shared with her. Rest in Peace our Sister. Dr. James and Linda Smith – Byjames Enterprises,LLC Hot Dogs and Sausage

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    Beverly AK Smith says

    Re Re may the work you have done in Portsmouth has and will always speak for you. We sung songs, attended school and lots more but it was fun. To the Green family, my thoughts of your lost is great. Keep moving forwards and He will continue to guide your path

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    Ella Collier says

    My heart aches that such a lovely soul has left us for heaven. Everything was a bit happier, a bit more fun and a lot more loving when Margaret was around. A toast and a sad farewell to one of the nicest ladies I have ever known.
    Blessings and peace to each family member, friend and acquaintance

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    Lonnie Twine says

    Our condolences to the family She will be truly missed. Such a nice lady. Portsmouth will never be the same without her beautiful spirit- lovely smile Lonnie

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    Cecelia Slade says

    Margaret was a beautiful lady. Very nice and friendly. Our prayers are with her family I first met her when she went to work for Virginia Beach She will be missed Cecelia Slade

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    Keith Vinson says

    Margaret was a great leader and helped to make sure the community was better.

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    Rosylen says

    To Margaret’s Family,

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. Margaret will truly be missed.

    Rosylen (co-worker)

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    Maurice L Wilson says

    Prayers and Love for My Virginia Family. God’s Comfort and Strength. Today and the Coming Times “Re Re ” Was Amazing Loved when y’all Visited for Family Reunions Down South. We Always had A Beautiful Time. Rest In Power Love Peace

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    D Williams says

    Never really Knew Ms. Thorne but whenever I went to Portsmouth Waterside for an outdoor event she was always there. She wasn’t just sitting and watching. She was walking briskly from one end to the other, making sure everything was on the up and up. This community has loss a “Great Woman”. Our prayers are with the family. May you find peace in God’s shadow.

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    Deli says

    Sincere condolences to your family at this most difficult time. Losing a dear friend/family is heartbreaking. Please know that others care and that God is close to the brokenhearted, Psalm 34:18

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    Valerie Watson Anderson says

    My sincere condolences to the family. Manor High School Class of ’74 has lost a jewel. ReRe was always a kind person with big heart and smile. I will always cherish the memories I have of her. She is resting in the arms of Jesus now. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

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    Amy Paulson says

    I worked with Margaret on several projects to help health and children in Portsmouth. She was a real champion for children and being active. Her presence on Healthy Portsmouth will be greatly missed.

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    Debbie Kleeger says

    Prayers for Margaret’s family and friends. So sad to hear of her passing. We go back to when I first started at the Foodbank and Margaret was working with us at the Seatack Recreation Center’s Kids Cafe in Virginia Beach. We continued to work together for several years after that when she moved over to Portsmouth Parks and Rec. She’ll be missed by many.

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    Kathleen Walters says

    I didn’t know Margaret well enough to know she was called Re-Re, I know she would have been a good and fun friend! I did know her professionally and can tell her family what a difference she truly made to the people of Portsmouth. She will be missed!

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