Maggie Poteat was born Maggie Louise Farmer on September 18, 1952 in Roxboro, NC to the late Carl and Maggie Farmer. Maggie was the third of fourteen children and was preceded in death by four siblings; Joan Lilly, Alice Barnett, Earl Farmer Jr., and Betty Jean Farmer.
Maggie grew up and attended school in Roxboro, NC. After leaving school, she moved to Burlington where she lived the majority of her life and worked primarily in the manufacturing industry. In 1989 she met and married Wayne Poteat.
In her younger years, she was the older sister that looked out for her younger siblings, not being afraid to protect them in any way needed and helping all that she could. She loved music and dancing and was eager to attend music concerts. She was also a hard worker, both at home and in the workplace. She was fastidious housekeeper, an avid reader and generally studious person.
In 1987 Maggie was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and served Jehovah faithfully until her death. She spent many hours each day studying the Bible, reading it countless times i her life. She was also know for diligently preparing for Christian meetings and regularly sharing the Bible's message with others. It was during these periods of Christian evangelizing that she was the happiest.
Maggie dealt with bouts of depression while young, but the condition worsened in her later years, causing her to struggle mightily, at times, to carry out daily activities. She was always happy to picture better days ahead when God would wipe out every tear from her eyes and death and mourning and crying would be things of the past. (Revelation 21:4).
She is survived by her husband: Wayne Poteat, eight sisters: Mary Vann (Devon) of Ft. Washington, MD; Gerdean, Hope, and Dynetta Farmer of Milton, NC; Suezatte Bailey (Reginald) of Danville, VA; and Veronica Wilkerson (Marcus) of Roxboro, NC. Three brothers: John Farmer (Yuvette) of Roxboro, NC, David Farmer (Edith) and William Leon Farmer (Renee) of Milton, NC along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
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