Margie Callahan

Published 9:04 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Margie Callahan, 69, of the 500 block of Osceola Avenue, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on Aug. 31, 1943, in Suffolk, Va., to the late Mary Elizabeth and Roosevelt Thorne.



A graduate of East Suffolk High School, Margie moved to New York City after graduation, where she completed her nursing degree at the College of New Rochelle. She retired from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Margie was an active member of Bethlehem Christian Church.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Elizabeth and Roosevelt Thorne; husband, Eddie Ronald Callahan; brother, Melvin Thorne; and two grandchildren.

Margie leaves behind to cherish her beautiful memory, five children, Keith Callahan, Mary Callahan-Satterfield, Inger Callahan-Tapsoba (Idrissa), LaGina Callahan and Eddie Roosevelt Callahan; two grandchildren she raised, April Callahan and Stan Carter; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three godchildren, James Hill, Frank Allen and Edwina Temple; one brother, Artis Thorne; two sisters, Catherine Wright and Bertha Wigfall; and many other relatives and friends.

Ms. Callahan’s visitation will take place at the funeral home on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. The family will receive guests at the residence at all other times. A celebration of life service will take place at noon on Saturday at New Mt. Joy Food For Living Ministries, and she will be laid to rest in the T.E. Cooke-Overton Garden of Carver Memorial Cemetery.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the organizations Margie was passionate about: Virginia Faith Based Outreach Initiative (545 Osceola Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434. Please make checks out to: Virginia Faith Based Outreach Initiative), Bethlehem Christian Church Building Fund (312 Bute St., Suffolk, VA 23434) and American Cancer Society Virginia Beach Office (4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452).

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