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Margaret Reynolds McInnis

April 16, 1942 — December 28, 2022

Margaret Reynolds McInnis

Margaret Reynolds McInnis, 80, of Ellerbe, completed her earthly journey on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

Born April 16, 1942 in Montgomery County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Grover Leigh “Red” and Margaret Allene McQueen Reynolds. Margaret was an elementary school teacher for over 40 years. Margaret most of all loved her family dearly .She exemplified Christ’s love for us through her unconditional love of others. She was always the first to lend a helping hand giving of her time and any resource she owned to meet the needs of others.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her heart and there was no end to her affection for them.  Margaret was a gifted homemaker who loved to sew, cook, quilt and could figure out how to make just about anything out of whatever supplies were available.  She played the piano and organ beautifully and utilized those gifts in service to several churches over the years.

She was a devoted caregiver to her husband Charles who in recent years has suffered from Alzheimers, never leaving his side until her death.  Margaret will be missed greatly by her family and friends but those who are in Christ take comfort knowing that we will one day join her in heaven where “HE will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the older order of things has passed away” Revelation 21:4. Praise be to God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son and a brother, Dale Reynolds.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Charles L. McInnis; children, Jeff McInnis (Tina) and Pam Wackerhagen (Jerry); grandchildren, Joshua McInnis, Kayla McInnis, Carley Grooms (Joe), and Maggie Opitz (Connor); great grandchildren, Samuel and Eli Grooms  ; brothers, Jerry Reynolds and Bobby Reynolds (Lou) and sisters, Barbara Mabe (Michael) and Gail Goins (Howard).

Funeral services will be at 11am Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Ellerbe with Rev. Dr. James Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Ellerbe Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Monday, January 2, 2023, at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe

Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N US Hwy 1, Rockingham, NC 28379.


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Past Services


Monday, January 2, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carter Funeral Home Ellerbe Chapel

143 Church Street, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of Ellerbe

2116 Main Street, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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