VIRGINIA BEACH – Margaret Cuneo Yates, age 94 died peacefully on November 29, 2008 surrounded by family. Born in Red House, Virginia, she had lived in Norfolk since 1944, until moving to Virginia Beach a year ago. A devoted wife and mother, Margaret was predeceased by her husband Percy E. Yates. She is survived by four daughters: Shirley Y. Simmons; Barbara Y. Garris and husband Jimmie; Joyce Y. Adams and husband Robert; and Brenda Y. Lawrence and husband Bill. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren, with 3 more expected soon. Also surviving is 1 brother, William “Bud” Cuneo of Richmond. She was predeceased by 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Margaret was a longtime, active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She happily and generously gave many hours volunteering at local charities and hospitals through Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
A service will be held on Wednesday, December 3 at 11am in Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1500 Sewells Point Rd., Norfolk with Rev. Fred Braswell officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday night from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach.