Margaret Eleanora King 1927-2021


Funeral services for Margaret Eleanora King, 94, of Mineola, were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with interment following in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The King family received friends on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home in Quitman.

Margaret Eleanor King, 94 of Mineola went to be with the Lord on Aug. 20, 2021. She was born on May 16, 1927 to P.P and Elsie Campbell in Washington, D.C. She married the love of her life, Billy Gene King, on Oct. 4, 1944, and for 64 years they celebrated each other’s love for one another. They made their home in the Lindale/Mineola area where they raised two sons. She worked for many years for Gibson’s and later retired from Brookshire’s grocery. She was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy King in 2009; her son, Billy Howard King in 1980; granddaughter, Ruthann King in 2002; her parents, PP and Elsie Campbell; and two brothers, John Saunders and Larry Campbell.

Surviving family includes Paul and Donna King of Mineola; granddaughter, Angela Machelle and husband Mike Ledbetter of Dumas; grandson, Billy King Jr. and wife April of Wagoner, Okla.; granddaughter, Jill King of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and brother, Lloyd and wife Deanna Campbell of Denton.

Margaret had nine great-grandkids and three great-great-grandkids and her beloved pet, Stella.

She had many friends from church who were considered family. She loved spending time with her family and dear friends Linda Stanley and Mrs. Skinner and beloved pastors, Randy Johnson and Brother Tim Nall.