Margaret Elizabeth Walker Dunn


Margaret Elizabeth Walker Dunn, 90 years and 11 months, formerly of 1411 Lack Drive, Roxboro, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Born in Person County on July 29, 1928, she was the daughter of the late L. Thomas Walker and Effie Hall Walker. Her mother was a single parent during the Depression. She instilled in Margaret her strong work ethic at an early age. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, John Baxter Dunn, Jr. to whom she was happily married for 53 years; her two siblings: Luther T. “Sonny” Walker and Marjorie Walker Satterfield; two half brothers: Jerry Walker, Tina Walker and niece, Patricia Satterfield.

Mrs. Dunn was a lifetime member of North Roxboro Baptist Church. She was a very active member where she served as the church treasurer for over 54 years. Mrs. Dunn served on various committees including the building committee and the pulpit committee. She was a member of the WMU and the choir where she sang many solos over the years. Mrs. Dunn was a Sunday School teacher for the 7 year old class and helped with the Sunbeams.

Margaret began working at Tar Heel Chevrolet in 1944 at the age of 15 after her high school teacher recommended her for a typing job. She started her career in the parts department, keeping records and answering the phone. She later moved in the bookkeeping office where she was the business accounting manager and the manager of the business office. Mrs. Dunn worked with three generations of the owners. Margaret Dunn would watch every dollar as if it were her own. Her secret to longevity and success is dedication to her position. Mrs. Dunn retired four times with 74 years of employment at Tar Heel Chevrolet. She loved working with people so much that after one retirement she began a part-time job as bookkeeper for the Roxboro Country Club. As once stated, “Some people are just too good to let go completely.” She returned to Tar Heel as a part-time coworker where she remained for another 14 years.

Surviving are her son, John Baxter “J.” Dunn, III and partner, Mark W. Prunty of Atlanta; nieces: Debbie D. Bridges, Donna D. Hightower, Sheila D. Oliver, Linda D. Targosky, Beverly S. Collins, Rhonda W. Mooney, Renea W. Ford, Robin Warren and Cheryl Adcock; nephews: Donnie Satterfield, Ray Satterfield and Tracy Warren; half-sister, Faye Lanier.

Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Brooks & White Chapel.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, at North Roxboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Durand officiating. The eulogy will be given by her son, J. Dunn.

On behalf of Mrs. Dunn’s son, J. Dunn, he wishes to express his gratitude to Sheila Oliver, Myrtle Morris and Earllean Robertson for their love and support during this challenging time. Your countless acts of kindness and endless amount of visits over the entire illness are beyond anything Margaret and J. could have ever imagined.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 101, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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