Margaret Ham Justus of Crooked Creek went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. She was born February 18th, 1924 in Effingham, SC and lived in Henderson County since 1946. She was the daughter of the late Myers Leroy Ham and Carrie M. Ham Conner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Ch…read more
Margaret Ham Justus of Crooked Creek went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. She was born February 18th, 1924 in Effingham, SC and lived in Henderson County since 1946. She was the daughter of the late Myers Leroy Ham and Carrie M. Ham Conner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Charles Donald Justus, building contractor, her beloved husband of 58 years, who passed away October 19th, 2000; her brother, Myers Leroy Ham, Jr.; and by three sisters, Evelyn Atkinson, Belva Lee and Billie Rosseler.
She was a 70 year member of Grace Lutheran Church, serving as Sunday School Teacher and member of Maratha Ackrad Circle of Church Women. She had many friends where she resides in Hendersonville and in Wild Dunes, at the Isle of Palms as well as Mt. Pleasant, SC. She was very active in the Hendersonville community, including Hendersonville Country Club, a decorating business, Forest Woman’s Club, and the Home Builders Wive’s Club. She was also a member of Wild Dunes Isle of Palms and other organizations.
Margaret is survived by her four children: daughter, Dianne and Michael Derrick of Jacksonville, FL, son, Donny and Toni Justus of Ninety-six, SC, daughter, Vicky Ott of Lakeland, FL and Jenny Daly of Mt. Pleasant, SC; seven grandchildren, Paul Gash of Grantville, GA, Stuart Gash of Tallahassee, FL, Lisa Snedecor of Arden, NC, Todd Justus of Raleigh, NC, Jeffrey Ott and Matthew Ott of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Chip Justus of San Diego, CA; eleven great-grandchildren, Stephanie Gash and Christopher Gash, Sammimae and Tyler Choiniere, Hannah and Brett Gash, Emily, Lauren and Luke Snedecor, Greyson, Peyton and Austin Ott, Coner Justus and Margot Rae Justus; one great-great granddaughter, Alexxi Adams; one great-grandson, Grayson Choiniere; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church officiated by the Reverend Ken Langsdorf. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at her residence.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Four Seasons Hospice and the Elizabeth House.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Margaret’s memory be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791; or to the North Carolina Association for the Blind.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.hide
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 10:30 am
Grace Lutheran Church
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