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Margaret Salgado McMillian

July 29, 1948 — March 28, 2024

High Point

Margaret Salgado McMillian

Margaret Salgado McMillian completed her earthly journey on March 28, 2024, at her home in High Point. Born on July 29, 1948, she was the daughter of Grace Garretson and Serafin Salgado. After graduating from North Surry High School in 1966, she worked at Roses': and in1967, she met and married her husband, Doug. Margaret settled into the life of a military wife stationed at Camp Lejeune. After her husband's discharge from the Marine Corps, life took her to various locations where she quickly took charge of establishing a home for her family. Painting was a passion for Margaret. With each move the family made, rooms had to be repainted. Her keen sense of interior design led to homes filled with beauty and love. Margaret was very adept at keeping beautiful flower gardens which became a setting to display some ofher painted art work. She was a gracious hostess, welcoming friends and family into her home. "Skating children" and "softball grandchildren" carried her many miles away from home to attend games and tournaments. Home fun times included music, dancing, playing cards with family and friends, and sharing precious moments with her husband, children and grandchildren. Margaret never lost her sense of humor nor her love and concern for others even during her seven-month struggle with cancer. Rest in peace, Margaret, and know that memories of a cherished wife, a beloved mother and grandmother, and a good friend will linger and remain in the hearts of family and friends. "Earth's loss is heaven's gain." Left to mourn her passing are her husband of fifty-six years, Douglas McMillian; children, Katie Walker (Louis), and Doug McMillian, Jr (Riley); grandchildren Whitney Early (Michael ), William Walker (Krista), Kailey Walker, Cayden McMillian, and Declan McMillian, great-grandchildren; Talen and Lane Early, Kennedy and Sammy Walker; sisters, Lupe Dickerson, Lolita Whitaker, Ila Cecil, and Becky Hodges; a brother, Joe “ Pepe” Salgado; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by two sisters, Delfina Theimer and Samona Creasy; and two brothers, Serafin “Nanny” Salgado, Frankie Salgado. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 6 from 10am-12pm, at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. The family requests no flowers, but donations can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Mount Airy)

206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

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