Margaret E. Springfield

Published 10:36 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Margaret Earley Springfield, age 100, passed away on October 9, 2017 at the Accordius Health at Creekside Care of Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Springfield was born in Bertie County on October 23, 1916, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ivy Harrington Earley. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie where she served as Sunday School teacher, deacon, choir member and WMU member.

Besides her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, William M Springfield; her son, Douglas Earley Springfield; sisters, Christine Pike, and Ella Morris; and brothers, Joseph “Buck” Earley, and James N. “Sug” Earley.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Peggy Springfield of Ahoskie, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two special girls, Lynda Womack of Tyler, TX, and Vickie Craig of Lubbock, TX.

The family received friends on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, with Rev. Dr. Trey Gilliam, Rev. Dr. Jesse J. Croom, Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze, Rev. Dr. Jim Earley, and Rev. Billy Presley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to The Benevolence Fund at First Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC, P.O. Box 649, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or you may donate online by visiting; then type Margaret Springfield.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Springfield family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting