Margaret Payne Carrico, 88, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Molly Payne. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Russell K Carrico Sr; and her four children, Jackie Hubbard (Sue), Lewes, DE, Russell Carrico (Lynn), Collinsville, VA, Tammy Willis (Chet), Midlothian, VA, and John Carrico, Midlothian, VA. Margaret was born May 20, 1934, in Charlottesville, VA, and had 13 brothers and sisters. She is survived by two brothers, Joe Payne, and Danny Payne. Margaret was lovingly referred to as “Meme” by her eight grandchildren, Lori Stone, Kelly Cardwell, Megan Skrocki, Amanda Dean, Brooke Quinlivan, Maggie Willis, Tyler Carrico, and Drew Carrico. Meme also cherished her 14 great-grandchildren.
Margaret met the love of her life, Russell, over 71 years ago in Charlottesville, VA at the University Cafeteria where they both worked. They went on to own a restaurant together in Collinsville, VA, and retired to Smith Mountain Lake where their family has many fond memories. Meme was known for her cooking and baking, she was famous for her biscuits and gravy, carrot cake, and many other sweet treats.
A service celebrating Margaret’s life will be held at Crestwood Presbyterian West, 1200 Charter Colony Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23114 at Noon on Thursday, March 16 with a visitation from 11 am-noon preceding the service.
The family wishes to thank her caregivers at Spring Arbor at Salisbury and At Home Hospice.