Margaret H. Tomlinson, 87, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, May 21, at the Elizabeth House. A native of Burke, County, she was a daughter of the late Buren R. and Florence Page Houston. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Connell. She had lived most of her life in Henderson County and had worked for a number of textile companies. She also worked for 10 years as a nurseís aide for Pardee Hospital. Following her service with Pardee, she was a caregiver for many children, including those of family members. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Tomlinson is survived by her son, Guy Wycoff, Jr. and his wife Jo Ann; daughter, Rita Pressley; brother, Everette Houston; sister, Frances Stephens; 8 grandchildren, Karen Wills and her husband Leigh, Chad Wycoff and his wife Amy, Jeanne Rachels and her husband Mark, Tony Cagle and his wife Melanie, Lonny Cagle and his wife Amy, Tonya Tardif and her husband Brian, Charlie Connell and his wife Marcie, and Ami Cooner; 6 great ñgranddaughters; 6 great-grandsons and 3 great-great-granddaughters.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, May 24, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tim Worthington will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
ìHappy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4)î May God provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
It has been my pleasure to serve as Margaret’s social worker for the past few years…I have truly enjoyed our visits and will miss her very much. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
Nanny, I will never forget all of the fun times we had spending so much time cooking Sunday dinners and “my special recipe” of mac & cheese, green beans, ham and potatoes. As the years went on you gave the very same love and memories to my own girls (your great-grandchildren”. We will never forget all of the kind, loving ways you loved us all. We now have a new guardian angel looking over us from Heaven. We all will miss you dearly but I know you are in a better place and I’m looking forward to the day when we can all be reunited in Heaven once again. God couldn’t restore you to the way you were so he felt you were much better off with him and I understand that. God Bless you Nanny. . .you will forever be in my heart.