Margaret E. Gill
August 9, 2018
Virginia Beach- Margaret E. Gill,age 87, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on 8/9/2018. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and musician. She was born Margaret E. Thompson on 2/20/1931 in Jackson, Michigan and showed an early affinity for music, that turned into her life long passion. She was married for nearly 60 years to Myron A. “Corky” Gill who predeceased her in 2010. She proudly raised three children, Patricia Gill Laycock (John) of Leesburg, VA, Kenneth Gill (Michele) of Stuart, FL, and Donald Gill of Portsmouth, VA. She and her family were extremely proud that after her children were raised she went back to college and completed a B.A in Music and Humanities from Virginia Wesleyan College, Magna Cum Laude, at the age of 53. She performed in Europe, at Carnegie Hall, and was very involved with the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church choir. Corky’s job and her academic career gave her the opportunity to visit much of Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean which she greatly enjoyed. In addition to her children she is survived by brothers Harold and Bill Thompson, both of Michigan; grandchildren Micki Laycock (Jason) of Ashburn, VA, Brian Laycock (Connie), of Dumont, NJ; Summer Gill of Stuart, Fl; and great-grandchildren Owen and Eden Laycock. A memorial service will be held at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church on September 28th, 2018 at 4:00 pm. The family asks that donations be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation and the Virginia Wesleyan Choral Tour Support Fund (www.vwu.edu/giving/make-a-gift.php and list Margaret E. Gill under “Tribute Information.”) in lieu of flowers.