Margaret Herrin Hanberry
Margaret Herrin Hanberry, known to all as Maggie, transitioned to her eternal home on July 31, 2018 at home at the age of 20 after a four year battle with cancer.
She was born May 28, 1998 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. She attended Oak Grove Lower Elementary before being homeschooled. She graduated in 2016 while in active treatment. Her plans to attend William Carey University to study nursing were delayed due to her illness.
Maggie was a dedicated member of Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg where she publicly professed her faith and was baptized. She served as a discipleship group leader for middle school girls and as an intern in the youth ministry among other volunteer positions. She played piano and was a member of the praise band leading youth worship and accompanying the OnePraise youth choir.
Maggie loved all things Disney and was a contributor to the Disney Divas Blog. Her passion for musicals and The Sound of Music led her to select meeting Julie Andrews as her Make-A-Wish experience. The wish was granted in the spring of 2016 in NYC. Maggie loved playing piano, reading, spending time with friends, and hanging out at home with her sister and dogs, Meg and Max.
Maggie is survived by her father and mother, Phil and Melissa (Cranford) Hanberry of Hattiesburg, MS, sister, Molly, honorary sister, Natalie Seales, paternal grandmother, Gay Hanberry of Hattiesburg, MS, maternal grandmother, Jeanette Cranford of Hattiesburg, MS, 11 aunts and uncles, and 16 cousins. She is preceded in death by grandfathers Charles Ray Cranford of Laurel and William Arthur Hanberry of Hattiesburg.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 pm in the Worship Center at Temple Baptist Church, 5220 Old Hwy 11, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, on Thursday, August 2, 2018. A worship service in thanksgiving for the goodness and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018 at Temple Baptist Church. Internment will follow at Oral Baptist Church cemetery on Hwy 589.
In lieu of flowers, Maggie requested that donations be made to the Giving Grace Fund, Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation, 1501 Adeline St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, (601) 583-6180. Giving Grace benefits both the Children’s Cancer Center at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital and Homes of Hope for Children.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS is in charge of arrangements.