Margaret Howell Rountree

Published 9:27 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Margaret Howell Rountree, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Howell. She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas “Earl” Rountree; sisters, Myrtie H, King, Rosalene H. Wilson, Annie Mary Brinkley, Lilley Woodbury Spencer, Edith Alease H. Neblett, of Waverly, and Frances H. Crusenberry; brothers, Jack Henry Howell and Thomas Howell; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was a member of Liberty Spring Christian Church and was once active with the Woman’s Fellowship. She enjoyed sewing for her girls.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Regina Thacker (David), of Suffolk, Benita Rhodes (Randy), of Suffolk; grandchildren, Richard Earl Derby, Ryan Eure Derby, William Thomas Rhodes and Sarah Elizabeth Rhodes; great-grandchildren, Alayna Derby, Ava Ryan Derby, Hailey Derby, Eliana Derby and Nolan Derby.

A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Allen Lancaster on at 3 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, in Liberty Spring Christian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive #102, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be registered at