In the year of 1966, a daughter was born to the late Cornelius Gines, Sr. and the late Eula V. Gines.
Margaret was baptized at an early age under the leadership of the late Reverend R.D. McCoy at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marvell, Arkansas.
Gretta, as she was affectionately known by many, was a 1985 graduate of Marvell High School where she enjoyed playing the trumpet for Marvell High School Band. Upon graduating high school, she attended Phillips County Community College and studied Cosmetology.
Gretta was joined in Holy Matrimony to Michael Anderson and later moved to Dallas, Texas to work in the Nursing field (R.N.). In 2003, Gretta’s passion led her to become a Wedding Coordinator. She loved giving her time to God, cooking, gardening, fishing, and spending time with her children and family.
In 2004, she moved back to Arkansas where she joined fellowship with St. Peter Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Joe Patterson where she enjoyed singing in the choir alongside her children. In 2015, she became a faithful member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Helena, Arkansas under the leadership of Reverend Andrae Valley until her failing health.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents: Cornelius Gines, Sr. and Eula V. Gines; her paternal and maternal grandparents; two (2) brothers: Larry Gines and Eugene Gines, Sr.; one (1) sister: Earnestine Gines; six (6) nephews: Cedric “CJ” Wilson, Cornelius Gines, Cornell Gines, Robert Redmon, Eugene Gines, Jr., and Deisun Gines; one (1) niece: Y’nia Gines; eight (8) aunts; four (4) uncles; a special cousin: Earnest Hoskins, Sr.; and her beloved fiancé: Willie Drayton.
Those left to cherish her fond memories are two (2) daughters: Tanika (Shawn) Crawford of Garland, Texas; and JonQuadria McClinton of Garland, Texas; one (1) son: Jervarious Redden of Garland, Texas; three (3) grandchildren: Khaleb Crawford of Garland, Texas; Sevyn Crawford of Garland, Texas; and Zuri Crawford of Garland, Texas; a special son-in-law: Shawn Crawford of Garland, Texas; four (4) sisters: Willie Ann Hughes of Dallas, Texas; Bettie Gines of DeWitt, Arkansas; Ulisa (Roger) Brewster of West Helena, Arkansas; and Charlotte (Christopher) Bennett of West Helena, Arkansas; six (6) brothers: Cornelius (Ellen) Gines of Longview, Texas; Isiah (Bertha) Gines of Frisco, Texas; Londale Gines of Poplar Grove, Arkansas; Ulysses Gines of Mesquite, Texas; Otis Griffin of Dallas, Texas; and Elder Johnny (Lisa) Griffin of Madison, Alabama; two (2) aunts: Earnestine Williams of Jacksonville, Arkansas; and James Ole Gines of St. Louis, Missouri; one (1) uncle: Richard Tate, Sr. of Chicago, Illinois; three (3) daughters she considered her own: Tracey Gipson, Monica Jones, and Tina Jones; a mother’s love-cousin: Revertist Gist; and her loving neighbors: Rachel Thomas, Doonie, Juanita, and Doris. Thanks for always being there for Jay and I.
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