Margaret Ann (Margo) Cody Timmons, 85, died peacefully at home in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 25, 2019. She was born November 2, 1933 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late Ninna Ann Benton Cody and Raymond Albert Cody.
Margo enjoyed her childhood in the Arkansas Delta and attended school in Hamburg, Stuttgart and Wynne, where she played on the girls’ varsity basketball team. She graduated from Longview High School, Longview, Texas.
Margo graduated from Baylor University and received a Masters in Education from the University of Georgia. She served as pastor’s wife to churches in Kentucky, Virginia and Arizona. She taught Junior High children with special needs in Louisville, Kentucky and was the first Director of Education for the Savannah State Hospital, Savannah, Georgia, where she organized and equipped the facility and hired the initial staff. She also served as Education Director of Elizabeth Mitchell Children’s Center in Little Rock, and taught children with special needs in the North Little Rock School System.
Margo made many friends in her 34 year career as a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant.
Margo met her husband Albert Joe Timmons, at Baylor and they enjoyed 63 very happy years together. Margo was an active member of Second Baptist Church (Downtown) in Little Rock where she and Joe led Sunday School for scores of young adults and newlyweds whom Margo quickly adopted as her own. She also served as Sunday School Director of Second Baptist.
Margo is survived by her husband, Joe, and two loving sons: Raymond Scott Timmons (Allyce) of Hensley, Arkansas and Albert Kirby Timmons (Mark Mynatt) of Dallas, Texas plus step-grand daughter, Cassie Duncan (Robert) and three step-great grandchildren, Drake, Robyn and Collyn Duncan of Hot Springs, Arkansas and a host of ‘adopted’ children and grandchildren and many friends.
Margo invites you to join her family and friends in an informal Homegoing Birthday Celebration in Fellowship Hall of Second Baptist Church (Downtown), Eighth and Cumberland Streets in Little Rock, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Margo asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Second Serving Foundation, 222 East 8th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202, in support of Lake Nixon.
The family wishes to acknowledge the loving professional care provided by Dr. Andrew Kumpuris and staff, CHI St.Vincent, the Valley Ranch Rehab team and Janesa Hudson, RN and the staff at Kindred Hospice Services. Cremation services were carefully provided by Smith Family Funeral Home, North Little Rock.