Margaret Hunter Beck
Jan. 30, 1936 – Jan. 29, 2020
Margaret Hunter Beck, 83, passed away on January 29, 2020 in Colonial Heights, Virginia. She will be greatly missed for her wit, sense of humor and caring. She is survived by her husband James Beck; her daughter’s Ruby Waltman (Billy), Jamie Skinner (Kevin); her grandchildren Conrad and Sean Waltman (Courtney), Lauren Skinner; and her great granddaughter Layla Rae Waltman. A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 3 PM at Highland United Methodist Church at 125 E. Westover Ave., Colonial Heights, Virginia. Light refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in her honor to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Wishing you all peace and love as you remember your wife, Mom and Nana, and as you carry her love and gentle spirit onward with you throughout this life and beyond. She will always be with you. Love never dies.
Growing up in Sherwood Hills, I often found myself running through the woods, playing games in the streets, and meeting up at the pool. One of my best friends, Sean, spent a good majority of his childhood right by my side. Sean would stay over at his Nana’s house on long summer nights, weekends, and snow days. I remember running up to the back door of the Beck’s house and looking in the window to see if I could see Sean. Sometimes I’d knock with the slightest touch to avoid setting off the alarm that was Mr. Beck. If he didn’t know you were coming, he’d have a thousand questions as to why you showed up at that time of the day. It was even worse if you dared to call their house phone before breakfast time to ask if Sean could come out to play. I can still hear Mr. Beck to this day, “Michael, do you have any idea what time it is!?” All that being said, Nana was the most welcoming and sweetest person to me growing up. She loved it when I came to visit. She loved having her grandchildren around. If I caught her eye from the back door, she’d invite me right in and make me a snack and ask all sorts of questions about my family. Every time I was around Nana, I felt appreciated and cared for on a level that you just don’t find anymore. I hope that her beautiful and kind spirit continues to spread that light in the hearts of everyone she touched. If you are wondering how to make this world a better place, be more like Nana.
Yes Michael I can relate. Ruby being one of my best friends in high school and life long makes this even more perfect to read! Momma Beck sure had a most giving heartfelt spirit! She welcomed me as a daughter in her ;home. I had lost my dad at age 12. She always wanted to know if I was ok. I tenderly spent many moments talking, laughing and letting her know she was so important to me and my we) being. She was an earthly ANGEL and will always be in my heart. She will be greatly missed as she did]orted my SON and family whole heartily! Love you all and my prayers are with you💗
It’s been 4 weeks and 3 days since you left me. My heart was breaking every day. I tried with all my strength to feel better. I know you would want me to strong for the children. In the last couple days I haven’t cried. I keep thinking of how strong you would me to be. I continue to look for a sign from you. I guess you have been busy meeting all your loved ones. Oh how you loved and missed your Mom. I’m forever sorry I could do more for you. I really tried and hope you are proud of me. You are my angel the sweetest Mom who had so much to give to others. Not on selfish bone in your body. I will make sure Daddy isn’t alone. He comes over often and feels comfortable here with us. He told me so. We are excited to have a celebration of your life ceremony. I hope you will see us. If anyone deserves to be in heaven, it’s you, Mom. I will try my best to be strong and carry on with my life, but I hope and pray that our sweet Jesus will let me into heaven to r reunitet with you one day. I love you and will continue to live you until that day comes. I bet you are dancing and smiling and making everyone you see loved as you did here on Earth. Love always your baby girl.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Beck family on Margaret’s passing. Margaret was a lovely person and a great neighbor to us for 20 years.
She was a precious sweet woman. I’m thankful to have met such an angel here on earth. My love to my dear friend Ruby and her beautiful family. My God bless us all.
⁃ Margaret was an angel on earth Who ￼walked amongst us, helped￼us, loved us.
⁃ Her love was unconditional, her love was unwavering and constant and real.
⁃ She showed us what true love is. When you saw Nana with her husband, with her friends, with her neighbors, with her fellow Christians and especially with her children, there was never a question of her genuine love she had for￼ everyone. You could feel the love and kindness
⁃ Just being around her made you feel like a better person.￼
⁃ Sometimes I ￼ask questions￼ like why would A good￼ God allow bad things to happen. Why does god take the best of people before their time ? It occurred to me that maybe I should be thanking God for allowing Nana to be on earth as long as she was. Maybe I should be grateful to God that I was blessed to have met her and known her and having her in my life for 43 years.
⁃ In my opinion, Margaret Beck was truly gods gift to the world. And I’m grateful to have known her for that ￼long. I will miss her very much.￼￼￼￼