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Margaret Boles

February 15, 1937 — February 23, 2024

Manhattan, Kansas

Margaret Boles

Margaret Regina Reed Boles, was 87 years old when she transitioned to Heaven on Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by the love of her children.  She had just celebrated her 87th Birthday on February 15th, 2024.  Margaret Regina Reed was born February 15, 1937, in Greenville MS.  Margaret was a beautiful and happy child. The fourth of seven children born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi with her siblings: Anna Bella Pope, Willa Simpson (D), Yvonne Holliday, Henry Reed (D), Jamilah El-Amin (Aretha) (D), and Maria Davis.

 

She would go on to meet her first husband, Jesse D. Sherrod (MS), post high school to become a homemaker and naval spouse for 21 years traveling the country and raising their children. Margaret gave birth to five children; her first child was still born.   As a military spouse, Margaret served on the Navy Wives committee and served as an advocate of civil rights and product availability such as haircare products to support the minority community who served in the Navy.  Margaret was married to Glen Boles for over 15 years before he met with the Lord.  Margaret has always loved and served the Lord.  She was the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher and followed the gospel.  In February 1984, after a traumatic experience, she rededicated her life and was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit.  Later in life, she converted and served as a Jehovah's Witness. This is the religion she practiced and sincerely held when she died.  Margaret's hobbies included watercolor painting, she was an avid reader and was so excited to join the book club stared at Stoney Brook, she loved to talk to people, she volunteered to work at the various churches she held membership, staying active to serve the community, eager to serve and quietly share her wisdom.  She was such a positive inspiration to all who encountered her, she loved her jazz and gospel music.  She loved to entertain and host parties for family and friends.  Anyone who met Margaret couldn’t help but to love her.  Margaret’s love of the color red or burgundy was reflected in her fabulous church hats, nail and hair color, gemstones, and most notably, her love for red lipstick lives on…

 

Margaret is survived by her sisters Annabelle Pope, Yvonne Holliday, and Maria Davis, her four children Jonathan Darren Sherrod, Jennifer Sherrod Thompson, Raymond Douglas Sherrod, and Jacqueline Regina Gwinn, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, close friends, sisters, and brothers in the Lord. 

 

Margaret is preceded in death by her second husband, Glen Willis Boles, Father and Mother, Elder Henry Seber and Laverne Reed, sisters Willia Simpson, Jamilah El-Amin (Aretha), and brother Henry Seber Reed. 


The funeral will be held at the Warren Funeral Home on the 16th of March 2024 visitation starts at 10:00 and the service starts at 11 after which there will be the funeral at 1:00 and then the repast which starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Pat Jones Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL

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Visitation

Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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Interment

Saturday, March 16, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum

1475 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031

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