Marguerite Parker Messick Courtright, 65, of Woodstock, died Monday September 12, 2011, peacefully at home after a nine year battle with breast cancer.
Meg was born and grew up in Garden City, NY, the daughter of the late Laurance C. and Augusta P. Messick. She lived briefly in Tallahassee, Fl and Camp Hill, Pa before moving to Virginia in 1980. In 1993 she moved to Woodstock, where she has since resided.
Meg is survived by her husband Lance Courtright; son Richard V. Tearle Jr. of Warrenton, Va; son David L. Tearle, his wife Gretchen Tearle of Bellevue, WA; daughter Deborah T. Racey and her children Kendra and Cameron Racey of Bremerton, WA; stepson Eric Courtright, his wife Christina, and their daughters Cecilia, Alexis and Molly of Bel Air, MD.
She is also survived by her brother, Edward Rhodes Messick of Southport, NC and her sister, Ellen Messick Hollister of Kilmarnock, VA. She is survived by three nieces and two nephews: Margaret Elizabeth Hay of Bellefonte, PA; Laurance Clifton Messick II of Madison, NC; Cynthia Behrer Kawa of Plymouth, WI; Carolyn Augusta Prince of Minden, NV; Scott Behrer of Portland, OR. She is also survived by many grand nieces and grand nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Laurel Messick Behrer.
She was a member of the Woodstock Presbyterian Church and also had been active with St. Luke Lutheran Church, Woodstock Library and a quilting group at Woodstock United Methodist Church.
Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Woodstock Presbyterian Church at 11 AM on Saturday, September 17th with Pastor Lisa Webb officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309; Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St, Winchester, VA. 22601 or charity/church of your choice.