“I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7
The world became a better place on September 1, 1914 in Beaumont, Texas, when Marguerite Goodwin Armstrong was born. The youngest of six children born to Beamenty and Agnes Stitler Goodwin. Marguerite graduated from Charlton Pollard High School and later attended Prairie View College.
Marguerite married Thomas D. Armstrong, moved to Galveston, Texas, and gave birth to two children – Thelma D. Armstrong and Thomas D. Armstrong, II. A lifelong Methodist, Marguerite united with Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church upon arriving in Galveston, where she served as a member of the Senior Choir, Parish Council, Trustee Board, and the Methodist Women. Revered as a woman of immeasurable strength and fortitude Marguerite was active in many civic and social organizations. Throughout her life, she intimately shared her wisdom and wit with family members and close friends. Marguerite owned and operated T. D. Armstrong Companies with her husband who preceded her in death. She spent the last year of her life surrounded by her loving family in Atlanta, Georgia.
On March 14, 2010, God pulled the curtain of life as Marguerite was ushered into eternal rest. Left to cherish her life with fond memories are two children: Thelma D. Hannah of Atlanta, GA, and Thomas D. Armstrong II and wife Gail of Houston, TX; four grandchildren: Marguerite Hannah and Tamisha D. Armstrong of Atlanta, GA, Thomas D. Armstrong, III and Krystal Harris of Houston, TX; one great grandchild, Tyler Armstrong-Gates of Atlanta, GA; and four nieces – Irene Graham, Agnes Creath, Ida Wolfoulk of St. Louis, MO and Jewel Alfred Carroll of Ft. Worth, TX.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, March 19th followed by a wake from 6-7 p.m. at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. A service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 1:00 P.M. at the Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church with Rev. Henry Hynson, Pastor; Rev. Perrie Joy Jackson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Memorial Cemetery in Galveston, Texas