Margaret West

M ARGARET A NN S HAW W EST was born in Emerson Arkansas on June 4, 1943, to the parentage of the late Joe Shaw and Carrie Kimble. Margaret was the eldest of eleven children. Six preceded her in death, Dossie Douglas, JC West, Marie Whitfield, Lonnie West, Jasper West, and Jessie West. Grandmother Modie Robinson; Grandfather Sun Kimble, and stepfather, Alme West. Margaret attended MC Mittress School in Emerson, Arkansas. She accepted Chris at an early age and was a member of Pinehill C.M.E. Church in Emerson, Arkansas. She united in Holy Matrimony to Wilmer (Sonny) West Jr in 1962 and moved to Dallas. To this union, one child was born. Margaret was a very strong woman. She was outgoing, caring, and very outspoken. She loved the Lord, but, her biggest joy was being a mother and a grandmother. She was the rock of the family. She went above and beyond to help others. She was also the life of the party. It was never a dull moment while in her company. Her hobbies included cooking, dancing, fishing, golfing, bowling, and gardening. She loved to shop, and travel, and she was an avid reader. She was very active in the community and the residents loved her. Her words were " When I am gone, throw a big party, and don't cry for me". Margaret will be truly missed. Her infectious laugh, her personality, and her kindness. Her legacy will live on. She leaves to cherish her memories: son,

Thomas Ray West; granddaughter, Chrishondra Nichole Jones; sisters, Mae Helen Whitfield, and Annette (Rickey) Martin, of Waldo, AR; Shirley West of Magnolia, AR; brother, Victor West, Lafayette, LA; godson, Bobby Majors Jr.; bonus son, Lowveris Daniels Jr; Nieces, great-nieces, nephew, and great-nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.


Little did I know that God would take you home so soon. Thank you for all the times we spent together, all the conversations, and the memories that we shared. You meant the world to me. Thank you for your bluntness and for helping me to understand life's complexities. Our bond will never be broken. I love you forever. You always said that I was your angel, Now you are mine.

I can't believe that you're gone. You were my world and will always be my number one girl. Your hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath. Your hands helped to guide me as I took my first step. Your hands held me close when the tears would start to fall. Your hands were quick to show me that you would take care of it all. Your hands would also push me, though not down or in harm's way. Your hands would punctuate the words, just do what I say. Your hands sometimes had to discipline, to help bend this old tree. Your hands would shape and mold me into all you knew I could be. Thank you for your love, your strength, and your hands. I love you, mama. You were my lifeline.

Don't grieve for me, for now, I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work or play Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of day If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things, I too will miss Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow My life's been full, I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch Perhaps my time seems all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now, He set me free

Saturday, November 25, 2023 |1:00 pm G OLDEN G ATE F UNERAL H OME 4155 S. R. L. Thornton Frwy. — Dallas, Texas 75224 Pastor Prince McDowell, Officiating P ROCESSIONAL Clergy and Family H YM OF C OMFORT “His Eye is on the Sparrow” (GG) S CRIPTURE R EADING Old Testament: Sharon Graham New Testament: Deborah Smothers P RAYER Pastor Prince McDowell S OLO “ Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross ” - William Andrew R ESOLUTIONS Church and Others R EMARKS Limit 2 Minutes, Please S PECIAL R EMARKS Chrishondra Nichole Jones (Granddaughter) Victor West ( Brother) S OLO “ Precious Lord ” - William Andrew P ARTING V IEW Golden Gate Directors R ECESSIONAL Clergy, Family and Friends

Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you prayed a sincere prayer or came to pay a call. Perhaps you sang a cheerful song, if so, we heard it all. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say. Perhaps you prepared a tasty dish, or maybe furnished a car. Perhaps you rendered a service unseen, near at hand or from afar. Whatever you did to console our hearts, by word or deed or touch. Whatever was the kindly part, we thank you, oh so very much.

Thomas Ray West Clay Smothers Richard Whitfield Lowveris Daniels Jr.

Victor West

Bobby Majors Jr. Gregory Whitfield

Leslie West Jerome West

Jerry Denson

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