Obituary for Margaret McCrimmon Ledbetter of Aberdeen

Margaret McCrimmon Ledbetter, age 88, of Aberdeen passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 while enjoying her final trip out west.

A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late Elisha Bryant “Babe” McCrimmon and Christian Elizabeth “Bessie” Priest McCrimmon.

Margaret attended Vass school and early in life worked for Carolina Soap & Candle and later did accounting work for Moore Memorial Hospital and Thomas Oil.  What she enjoyed most in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother- though her greatest love was spoiling her grandchildren, taking them on many cross country adventures. Margaret also loved traveling and the western states were her favorite. Other past times she enjoyed were meeting up with friends for breakfast and crafting, particularly cross stitching, quilting and decorative painting.

She was preceded in death by her husband JJ of 70 years; and brothers Ernest, Raymond and William McCrimmon. 

She is survived by her daughter Yvonne Kirk of Aberdeen; granddaughter Amy Kirk of Aberdeen; grandson John Kirk of Winston Salem; honorary grandchild Hollie Ivester of Aberdeen; son-in-law Gerald Kirk of Albemarle; and Frankie the Chihuahua. 

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Monday, May 23, 2022 at Lakeview Cemetery conducted by Rev. Steve Turner. 

Memorials may be made to: Moore Humane Society, PO Box 203, Southern Pines, NC 28388.

Services entrusted to Powell Funeral Home.

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