Margaret Lang Mitchell, 85, of Tallahassee, died Wednesday (Nov. 8) at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

A native of Waverly, Ga., she came to Tallahassee 58 years ago from Brunswick, Ga. She had worked for the State of Florida as an administrative assistant in the Department of Environmental Protection. Margaret was a member of the Good Samaritan UMC and had been very active at the church. She often volunteered her time for others and was also nominated by the governor for the United Way Poster. She enjoyed spending time sewing and doing monograms, she also was a gardener and went fishing when possible. Traveling and bird watching were also activities she enjoyed. However she was always happiest when with family and attending family reunions and also caring for her dogs.

Survivors include her husband, Duane; daughters, Sherry (Gary) Bryant of Tallmadge, Ohio, Carol (Pat) Kaye of Tallahassee, Patricia Rumsey of Atlanta, Ga.; sons, Joe (Ann) of Tallahassee and Mike (Cindy) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister, Virginia Barnes of Crawfordville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly, Ga.

For friends who wish, the family suggests memorial donations to the Good Samaritan UMC, 3720 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL 32311 in lieu of flowers.

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