She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Sasser, and her son, Scott Sasser Jr.
She is survived by: her two daughters, Suzanne Sasser Wood and Mrs. Ben Crigler Jr. (Claire); seven grandchildren, Mrs. Bob Flowers (Melanie), Marty Wood (Leslie), Jeff Sasser (Kim), Mrs. Floyd Bushey (Staci), the Rev. Zachary Sasser (Treva), Mrs. Mitch Rutledge (Suzanne) and Mrs. Chad Lee (Allison); 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Her fond memories included growing up in Columbus, her life with husband Scott, their family and its rich history. She served with joy in the Women’s Missionary Union and Girls Auxiliary in the churches where they belonged throughout her life. She was a passionate supporter of the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, which benefits the International Mission Board missionaries, as well as an advocate of the Georgia Baptist Children’s home. She was a member of the DAR.
After moving to Atlanta, Margaret worked until retirement at the North American Mission Board. She then spent her later years enjoying life on Lake Burton, with friends at Clayton Baptist Church and at their farm house in Sautee Valley. Margaret moved to Marietta in 2005 and joined Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. She was a kind friend to many in each place she lived and was known for her hard work, love of gardening, strong will to live, dedication, energetic spirit and beautiful smile.
Margaret Sasser was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. Her greatest strength and witness centered in her relationship with Jesus Christ, which carried her through all her life and she passed on to others.
A service was held Oct. 17 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta. A graveside followed at Clayton Cemetery behind Clayton Baptist Church for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to: Georgia Baptist Children’s Home 9250 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto, GA 30268; 770-463-3344.