Celebrating the Life and Legacy
Margaret Turner Wigfall Cline-Silas
Margaret Turner was born on December 9, 1928, to Jimmy Turner Sr. and Hallie Price Turner in Abbott, Texas. She completed her formal education in Abbott and West, Texas Independence School Districts. She furthered her education by achieving certification as a licensed vocational nurse and certification as a licensed cosmetologist on completion of course taught at the famous Madame C.J. Walker Beauty College located in Dallas, Texas.
Margaret enjoyed a successful career in the field of nursing at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Baylor Hospital. Known for her entrepreneurial spirit she owned and operated the Flamingo Beauty Salon for many years. Retirement was not in the cards for her just yet after retiring twice; she pursued a third career working at Texas Instruments as an electronic technician. She finally semi-retired at the age of 85.
She professed Christ early in her life and united with Bold Springs Baptist Church in West, Texas, she later united with New Waverly Baptist in Dallas, Texas for several years. During her lifetime while serving in ministry she connected with several churches within the community. Her final ministry connection was with Temple of Praise under the leadership of Pastor Harrison and Brenda Daniels.
On May 19, 1948, she married Jefferson Wigfall in West, Texas. Their union was blessed with seven children. She later was united in holy matrimony to Leonard Cline and later to Ricky W. Silas.
Margaret was known as a'' Fashionista “, shopaholic, shopping for jewelry, lover of fast cars and an avid reader. At age 75 she was known for her Black Dodge Charger with 22-inch rims and always looking to purchase her next car in pursuit of the need for speed.
Margaret Turner Wigfall Cline-Silas departed this life on November 11, 2022. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Jimmy Turner Sr. and Hallie Price -Williams, Stepfather, Finnie Williams Sr, Brothers, Finnie Williams Jr, RL Williams, Ezell Williams, Johnny Williams, Louis Turner, Leroy Turner, Jimmy Turner Jr. Sisters, Hazel Williams, Doris Williams, Eva Lee Williams, Lizzie Williams, Bertha Mae Williams, Hallie B. Williams and Willie Mae Turner. She was the last living survivor of her generation.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jefferson William Wigfall (2020); daughter, Diane Delois Wigfall-Brown ((2021), Brenda Jo Wigfall-Daniels (2014) and grandson, Darren Damone Wigfall (2018).
She leaves to cherish her precious memories and await her glorious resurrection. Her husband, Ricky W. Silas, daughters, Shelia Mathis-Fadipe (Ola), Wonda Traylor, Margaret Olds (Herbert), Chiquithia Malena (Ben), sister in-law, Nettie Williams. Seventeen grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.