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Obituary for Margaret Brickhouse Cahoon
Margaret Brickhouse Cahoon, 92, of Columbia died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her residence in Columbia surrounded by her family.
Margaret was the daughter of the late Howard Johnson Brickhouse and Maude Ella Godwin Brickhouse and was preceded in death by her husbands, Alton Jack Cahoon and Willard Luther Cahoon; son, Glynn Thomas Cahoon KIA Vietnam; grandson, Blake Edmond Cahoon; seven brothers; Winifred Brickhouse, Isaac Brickhouse, Wilbert Brickhouse, Maryland Brickhouse Elesbara Brickhouse, Johnson Brickhouse and Clarence Brickhouse.
Her family includes her children; Jacqueline C. Smith and husband Alvin, James W. Cahoon and wife Kathy, Ginger C. Hassell and husband Chris and Anita C. Simpson and husband Travis all of Columbia, N.C.; grandchildren, Angela M. Smith, Rhonda H. Bracey, Alvin R. "Buddy" Smith, Vanessa H. Johnson, Glynn R. Smith, Anthony J. Simpson, Katherine C. Alphin, Travis P. "Scott" Simpson, Christopher T. Hassell and Chelsea M. Hassell; great grandchildren, Mallory, Macey, Duncan, Destiny, Margaret Blake, Maddy, Ryleigh, Braylon, Anna Blake and Hayden and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a loving Mother, devoted Christian woman, loving wife, patriot and friend to all. She was grounded in her faith and love for humanity. She taught her children to love and respect all people. She modeled and taught her children a strong work ethic to live a life pleasing to God; to trust Him in all things. She was a Gold Star Mother. She considered her children her greatest achievements. She treated her in-laws with the same respect and love as her own children.
She faithfully supported many humanitarian causes including her church, the VFW, hospitalized veterans, The International Fellowship of the Jewish Foundation and St. Labe Indian School and was a member of Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church.
She also demonstrated her Christian faith and kindness to others by making financial contributions to those in need, cooking meals for others, baking cakes and pies and meeting others' needs as she saw them.
She has always been a hard worker and suffered much heartache. Through this she kept her faith and moved forward with a positive attitude for ninety-two (92) beautiful years.
She did not seek or expect any rewards or recognition for anything she ever did. However, two of the most rewarding recognitions she ever received were that of being a Gold Star Mother and most recently a Certificate of Appreciation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as a Patriot Circle Member for her long term support of the VFW.
One of her latest statements to her family was, "I'm looking forward to seeing my grandson, son and husbands in Heaven but most of all I'm looking forward to seeing the face of Jesus." This is a time of celebration because Margaret has gone home!
The family would like to express their deepest thanks for the many acts of kindness and love shown throughout the illness of Margaret and during their time of loss.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Royce Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow at Azalea Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the residence.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.