December 9, 2018

Mrs. Mamie O’Neal

Mamie Iola Lamargie Glenn O’Neal was born in Heard County, Georgia, on February 16, 1934, to the union of Luther and Phalicia Glenn.

She graduated from Mary Johnson High School in 1953. Lamargie was voted Homecoming Queen and was selected to be the Valedictorian for her class. She remained an active member of the Mary Johnson High School Alumni until her illness.

After graduation, Lamargie moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she met and married Charlie Will O’Neal on April 20, 1957. At the time of his death, they had been married 56 years.

Also, in 1957, Lamargie joined the St. Luke Baptist Church where she served as an active choir member, a Sunday School teacher for Class #4, a member of the Seasoned Sisters, the St. Luke Mission, and the St. Luke Sewing Guild.

Lamargie retired from Standard Register Paper Company in September 1995 after 32 years of service. Lamargie is referred to by her friends as “Mrs. O” because of her style and tenacity.

She was gifted with a needle and for many years has been a member of the American Sewing Guild. Several of her pieces have been showcased at the American Sewing Guild Convention in Sharonville, Ohio. She also sewed with the Fairport Catholic Church Sewing Group.

Not one to sit still, she could be found on any given day out helping someone, participating in some activity, or working in her yard. You could find her most Monday mornings at the Roosevelt Center doing what she loved, line-dancing. She participated in the exercise classes at Silver Sneakers in Trotwood during the week, as well, until she became too ill to attend.

Lamargie truly enjoyed being involved with the Phenomenal Women’s Club and preparing for their yearly Christmas Celebration.

Lamargie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charlie Will O’Neal; her daughter, DeVonner Ingram; three sisters and five brothers.

She leaves to cherish her memory two children, daughter, Maxine (Ronald) Patterson, Riverdale, Georgia; son, Frederick (Lillian Rozena) O’Neal, Carrollton, Georgia; son-in-law, Corwyn Ingram, Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Rhonda (Michael) McCoy, Dayton, Ohio, Theron Patterson, Riverdale, Georgia, Alena and Christopher Ingram, Cincinnati, Ohio, Wilson O’Neal, Valdosta, Georgia, Maya O’Neal, Birmingham, Alabama; three great-grandchildren, Breia Jefferson, Shannon McCoy and Brandon McCoy Dayton, Ohio; one great-great-grandson, Jaxson Robinson; four sisters, Alma (Robert)Williams, Dayton, Ohio, Hazel Tucker, Franklin, Georgia, Flawszelle Byrd, Carrollton, Georgia, Myrice Jones, Bowdon, Georgia; four brothers, Casey Jones, Dayton, Ohio, Charlie Glenn, Bowdon, Georgia, Dorsey (Jean) Jones, Bowdon, Georgia, Herschel Glenn, Dayton, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Carrollton, 563 Old Bremen Road. Celebration Services will take place from 7-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the St. Luke Baptist Church, 2262 N. Gettysburg Ave., Dayton, Ohio.

The body will lie in the church from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m.

Those wishing to extend Lamargie’s legacy of helping others in lieu of flowers, may send contributions to the MARGIE ONEAL COMMON SKILLS Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2812, Carrollton, GA 30112.

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