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REDMAYNE, Margaret Moser Stanford, of South Boston, Virginia, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2021. She was born on May 7, 1926 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Charles T. Moser and Ethel Reid Moser. Margaret was married to the late John B. Stanford and the late Robert G. Redmayne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Theda Atkins, daughter-in-law Angela Stanford and sons-in-law, Weldon D. Shelton and David S. (Smokey) Wilson. She is survived by her children, Karen Stanford Shelton, Laura Stanford Bolling (Ernie), and John B. Stanford, Jr. (Ann); grandchildren, John S. Shelton (Dawn); David L. Shelton (Chris); Ellen Stanford (Emily); Elizabeth Stanford Giordani (Anthony); and Steven B. Adler (Allison); five great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandson. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Drum of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a woman of many and varied interests and talents. She loved flowers and maintained a flower garden for most of her life. She not only loved music but was active in the adult choirs of both First Baptist Church of South Boston and First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, North Carolina as well as participating in many plays and musicals produced by the South Boston Little Theatre. As a longtime member of First Baptist Church of South Boston, Margaret was also active as a Sunday School teacher, a church deacon, and President of the Women’s Missionary Union.
She loved to travel and, in her later years, fulfilled a long-time dream of visiting China.
Margaret’s greatest love and interest, however, was her family, and she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was the center and the “rock” of the family. She loved nothing better than preparing a huge meal and having the entire family around the table. She was the family “historian,” and everyone loved listening to her describe people and events from days long past up to the present. It also became a family tradition that each grandchild, at some time as a young child and in some manner, visited her for “Grandma Camp.” It was each grandchild’s one on one time with Grandma. She took them for walks; she even took them on trips; she taught them about nature and about manners; and she told them stories about their parents. It was a testament to her love for them and theirs for her that they all wanted to come to “Grandma Camp” again and again. Margaret had a long and full life and will be forever missed.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Nancy Bane and Tommy Spencer for their kindness and assistance to Margaret. The family also extends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Janice Spencer for her profound kindness, compassion, and caring assistance to Margaret during her last year. Janice will always be considered a part of the family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 4 at First Baptist Church, South Boston, Virginia. Interment to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution, in Margaret’s memory, to Sentara Hospice Services or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592