Fallen Warriors

Margaret Pierce (Causby) - Class Of 1969

WILLIAMSBSURG - Margaret Pierce Causby, 58, passed away on Sept. 15, 2009, at the Hospice House of Wiliamsburg following a courageous battle with cancer. Margaret was born on Nov. 17, 1950, in Hampton, Va., to the late Raymond and Catherine Pierce. She was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. Margaret was a 1969 graduate of Kecoughtan High School and attended Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va. Throughout her career, she continued her education by completing numerous course studies in banking through the American Institute of Banking, Dun and Bradstreet, Colgate Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma, and the LSU Management Degree Program. Margaret was a
tireless and dedicated employee of Old Point National Bank for 40 years. She began her career in October 1969 as a bookkeeper, teller and note department clerk and held numerous positions throughout the bank over the years. Following many years of advancing throughout the bank, Margaret was named Vice President in October 1979, Senior Vice President in 1989 and Executive Vice President/Administrative Officer in May 1997. Since July 2003, she held her most recent position of Executive Vice President/Risk Manager. Margaret also supported continuing education and served in many capacities with the American Bankers Association to include serving as Chairperson for the Compliance Committee as well as an Instructor and Advisor for the National Compliance School. She earned a certification in Regulatory Compliance Management and was an American Bankers Association Distinguished Service Award recipient. Although she remained very active in membership and board positions within banking, she was equally dedicated to her community involvements. She was President of Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, a board member for the Boys' and Girls' Club, President of the Oakland Cemetery Association and in 2003 and 2004, she was chairman of the Hampton Relay For Life at Darling Stadium. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Paul C. Causby of Williamsburg. Those sharing in her loving memory include her stepdaughter, Jill Skerlak and her husband, Michael of Greensboro, N.C.; stepson, Scott Causby and his wife, Dawn of Winchester, Va.; her loving grandchildren, Lauren, Christopher and Connor; sister, Shirley Arens and her husband, Dave of Grovetown, Ga.; sister, Delores Huck of Norfolk, Va.; half-sisters, Barbara Watts, Mary Pittman, Eleanor Clark, Mae Nichols and Audrey Taft; half-brother, Earl Pierce; and special uncle, Bobby Hodges. Her survivors also include her dear friend and "sister" of more than 30 years, Judy Lawson of Hampton; her "Girls" from Old Point National Bank, Frances Oliver, Lisa Lyles, and Cynthia Scheg and her extended OPNB family. She will also be missed and remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Johnny Hyde and staff at Virginia Oncology as well as Peg Duffy and her caring staff at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 11a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Central United Methodist Church in Hampton. Following the service, a reception will be held at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Margaret's memory to the Hospice House of Williamsburg at 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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09/21/09 10:25 AM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

Margaret was the epitome of quiet strength and grace. My memories of her from school support all of that, then to read how much she accomplished in her life, truly validated my observations. She will be missed by many people for many reasons. Sail on Margaret

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