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Margaret Lovece King - Shearron

May 3, 1928 — April 3, 2024

Denver

       A Treasured & BEAUTIFUL Life!!    

 

                                                                                                  {Picture #4 Centered under “Beautiful Life”}

 

Margaret Lovece King-Shearron May 3, 1928 – April 3, 2024

Margaret Lovece Faison was born to the union of Sylvester Paul Faison and Lois B. (Allen) Faison on May 3, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She was the third born of five children, and they also had two younger half-sister’swhom they all loved dearly as well.  Her family ended up moving to Omaha, where she attended Long Elementary School and graduated at the age of 16 from Central High School in 1945. 

In 1948 she met Leonard Lee King, and on June 5, 1949 they were bound together in matrimony and blessed with Marsha Lynn, and Leonard Lee Jr., in Omaha Nebraska, and then moved to Denver Colorado and had Kathleen Lenora. 

In those early years Marge worked as a server, and then worked full-time at the Air Force Finance Center on York Street, in the business department.  She received numerous awards for streamlining the process of record and bookkeeping of her office for accuracy and proficiency.  Also, in the early 1960’s, she was offered and accepted the position of Bailiff for The Honorable Judge James C. Flanigan, {the first African American District Court Judge in the State of Colorado}, which position she held for 3 years before deciding to move on and continue her career in education. 

Following in the path of her husband Leonard, Margaret had a fierce desire to educate young children and believed she would do really well, so she continued that path.  She studied at the University of Omaha when she lived in Omaha, where she had started her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, then also finished with her Teacher Certificate at the University of Denver, {DU}, in 1964.  And then continuing her pursuits after beginning her Teaching Career, she then obtained a Master of Arts Degree from Lesley College in Elementary Ed. in 1970.  She received a Contract offer with The Denver Public Schools, and taught 2nd and 3rd Grade at Stedman, Hallett, and Smith Elementary Schools in Northeast Denver for 22 consecutive years.  After Retiring from The Denver Public Schools in 1980, she went on to Substitute Teach for another 12 years in the Aurora Public School System, until she Retired completely at the age of 82 years young! 

Margaret’s devotion to her family would always shine through by setting an example of knowing where you are from, and in keeping in contact with one another.  Her mother Lois, and her grandfather “Gramps” {Nathan}, were both instrumental in establishing the first “Allen Family Reunion”, in 1966.  From the beginning she attended every possible Reunion, until she was no longer able to travel.  This instilled in each of her children a true sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves, {their overall family}, and the importance of their family no matter what was going on in their lives.  From Leonard and Margaret’s 3 children, Margaret has been able to witness 4 Generations beyond themselves; her children, 8 grandchildren {including spouses, a total of 12 grandchildren & 3 “plus” grandchildren}, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great- grandchildren!!  All whom she loved very dearly!  And she’s been loved and adored by each of them as well… {she’s their Mom, MomMom, GiGi, & great-OGG}!

Along with being educated and working hard, Margaret really enjoyed cooking, having great conversations, and also having a lot of fun… and she could have a meal ready for anyone who wanted or needed something to eat.  Her house was full of friends and family members for any occasion you could think of (Holidays, Weddings, Super Bowls), and the center of many lives brought together more often than not.

Also, during her career as a teacher and mother, she devoted many hours to the Nationally recognized and acclaimed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  She truly loved her Delta Soror Sisters & Delta Soror Mothers, and at one time served as Secretary and the President of the Denver Chapter.  In addition to that she was able to recruit, encourage and mentor several African American women, {both friends and family members who joined the organization}.  She was honored during their 100 Years of Service Celebration for her tireless efforts to the Sorority and the Denver Community.  And Margaret was also selected from another group of Professional Black Women, as an Honoree for the “Outstanding African American Women Legends” of the Denver Celebration in 2018. 

Margaret really enjoyed traveling and was fortunate enough to visit places abroad, like London and Rome as well as many trips to the Islands.   Also, all around the US including New York, California, Washington D.C. and Florida.  And she and Leonard took a Thanksgiving trip at least six times to Las Vegas with many friends, {like Judge Flanigan, and his beautiful wife Mrs. Louella Flanigan}, as well as dear family members alike. 

The catalyst of her life took place when she rededicated her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 1974, and she never looked back!  She was blessed with a long, prosperous, and meaningful life, of 95+ years, as a testament to living her life with grace, charity, loyalty, fulfillment and love!   She will be dearly missed and we can all rest, as she isknowing that she will spend an Eternity with her Lord!!

Margaret is preceded in death by her blessed Grandparents “Gramps” & “Nanny”, {Nathan J. & Katherine Allen}; her precious Mother {Lois B. Faison-Price}; her dear Father {Sylvester Faison}; her wonderful husband {Leonard L. King Sr.}; her dearly beloved daughter {Marsha L. King-Lane}; her acclaimed son-in-law {Marvin T. Boyd Sr.}; and her precious step-daughter, {Bridget Shearron}.  And many other dearly beloved friends and loved ones.  What a great Family-Reunion in GLORY!!!

Margaret leaves treasured love, cherished, and fond memories with her family.  Beloved son, Leonard Jr. {Camella} King; and precious daughter, Kathleen King-Boyd.  And dearest sister’s, Carol Faison-Norris & Paula Faison-Johnson & family.   As well as dear step-children Sonja Shearron & Cecellia Shearron-Hawkins {Kevin}.  And beloved God-children Tyrone & Margo Parks & family.

Precious grandchildren; granddaughter Tiffany Lane-Crane; grandson Daniel Sr., {Natasha} Boyd; granddaughter Michelle Lane; granddaughter Stephanie {William} Thompson; grandson Marvin Boyd Jr.; grandson Micah Sr. {Lucy} Boyd; grandson Leonard III {Salina} King; grandson Benjamin Boyd; & step-grandson Yanick Hawkins; God-grandchildren Ryon Mason & Shonae Mason-Garcia.

Great-granddaughter’s; Tyahnna, Ashiah, Soleil, Olivia, Camille, Trinity, Kamille, & Evelyn Margaret.

Great-grandson’s; Caleb, Makarios, Isaiah, Marvin III, Daniel Jr., Nathaniel, Emmanuel, Nasir, Malik, Micah Jr., & Leon.

Great-great granddaughter’s; Anaya & Alani Mena, {Dad Danny}.

And a host of other dear & “beloved” relatives and cherished friends!!

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

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Friday, May 3, 2024

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