Margaret E. Avant, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Magoni and Rev. John Sanders officiating. The family will meet friends on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Serenity Hospice, 1057 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins GA 31093.
Mrs. Avant was born in Deatsville, AL to the late Frank M. and Era Baker Manning. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Avant and siblings, Albert Manning, Ara Carden and Juanita Jacks. Mrs. Avant was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt.
She is survived by her children; Teresa (Trevor) Chatfield, III of Macon, Henry (Karen) Avant of Warner Robins, Donna (Rusty) Smith of Warner Robins, and Pamela (Mark) Purvis of Warner Robins, grandchildren; Chris (Rachel) Ussery, Jeff (Heather) Ussery, Lauren Ussery Huffman, Eric Avant, Matt Avant, April Mosley, Lance (Amy) Haynes, Amy (Will) Issacs, Jeffrey Avant, Jim Smith, Phil Smith, Tyler Purvis, Hannah Purvis, eighteen great grandchildren, sisters; Doris Kennington of Prattville, AL and Merrell Townsend of Valdosta, GA and several nieces and nephews.
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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.