Margaret E. Birch

Margaret Birch

Mrs. Margaret E. Birch, 94, of Wallops Island, wife of the late Irving Bloxom, passed away July 31, 2019, at Hartley Hall Nursing Home in Pocomoke City, Md.

Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Statesville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edward Siceloff and Jettie McHargue Siceloff. She was a homemaker and a member of Island Baptist Church on Chincoteague. Mrs. Birch was a hairdresser and worked at the Virginia Welcome Center. She was also a longtime Sunday School teacher.

Mrs. Birch is survived by two daughters, Deborah L. Dukes, of Salisbury, Md., and Cheryl B. McCready, of Saxis; six grandchildren, Sandra Lothridge, Kevin Henderson, Dana Paterra, Jonathan Dukes, Colby McCready, and Shaun McCready; and eight great-grandchildren, Connor and Matthew Moran, Charlotte and Clara McCready, Nico Paterra, Jalyn Henderson, and Nora and Corinne Dukes.

Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca A. Henderson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. from Greenbackville Union Cemetery with David Burgess officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418, the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502, or Island Baptist Church Love Your Seniors, 3380 Willow Street, Chincoteague, VA 23336.

Arrangements were made by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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