Margrete Mary Wiggins, 99, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to her heavenly home on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Margrete was born in Humphrey, Arkansas on February 15, 1921 to Benjamin and Nellie (Stone) McWhorter. She married Joe Lee Wiggins on January 25, 1956 in Reno, Nevada. Margrete loved to travel and loved meeting people. She was a hairdresser and cosmetologist, receiving advance training in Paris, France. She lived and worked as a supervisor of hairdressing in England for four years. She had a love of art and was an accomplished artist in her own right. She loved her children and her family dearly. Her mission in life was to serve people.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sue Bartolomucci and husband, Bill of Whitesboro; son, Lassiter Brook Wiggins of Gordonville; grandchildren, Gaylon Wampler, Jimmy Wampler, Carson Bartolomucci, great-grandchildren, Joshua Bartolomucci, Jone’ Wampler and Mia Bartolomucci, great-great-grandchildren, Elia Bartolomucci, Ethan Bartolomucci and Bennett Bartolomucci, sister, Leta Bruton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lee Wiggins, parents, Benjamin and Nellie McWhorter, and daughter, Patricia Dice, brothers, Douglas and Vernon McWhorter and sister, Lena Nelson.
Funeral services honoring Margrete will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Pastor Tim Robinson. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. A time of visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the funeral home.
Due to the new federal guidelines in place the funeral will be for immediate family only, visitation will allow for 10 people in the building at a time.
Dear Lassiter and Carolyn,
We are so sorry for your Mom’s death. It creates a hole in your life and your heart where she was and now there will be only memories.We hope those are truly wonderful memories and you don’t dwell on these last few months for long. She is at peace and now you can be as well.
Aunt Margarete had a special gift. She was full of love and friendship for people. She will be missed.
I have so many memories and sending you a card.
I hadn’t seen her since Lena’s funeral. Love and Prayers. Jean Deffibaugh
Carol, so very sorry to our “sheltering in” that I was unable to be at your mom’s funeral. But I am so glad we had such a nice visit with her and all of you last month. She was ready to go on “home” and that is our greatest comfort in times like these. My love and prayers.
So sorry to hear about your mother , she was such a sweet and special lady , our prayers are with you
Jackie and Joyce Crisp
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Sis Wiggins and Brother Wiggins when I was very young. We were going to church and I would sit in front of them. Brother Wiggins would give me a quarter and a piece of gum every Sunday morning. They were both such a blessing to me as I grew ups in that church. They were my adopted grandparents until I got married and moved to Dallas.
Lassiter and Carol,
So sorry at the loss of your mother. She was so special to us. We met her and Joe in church many years ago. We have so many great memories with her. She was a friend to everyone she knew. We are so sorry that we did not know about the service and visitation night until it was over. She will be greatly missed by so many. Love to you both and all of your family.