Laura McMullen Margeson, 71, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2023. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Charles Warren McMullen, Sr. and is survived by her mother, Jane Maughon McMullen of Athens, sister Linda McMullen (Ernie) DePascale of Athens, brother Charles Warren (Dana) McMullen, Jr. of Greenville, SC, daughter Carrie Jane Margeson Sparks, and grandson Henry Thomas Sparks who was the light of her life, both of Dahlonega. She is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Laura was a bright spirit, a force to be reckoned with, and a delight to those who knew and loved her. Always busy with an art project, Laura loved painting, sewing, crafting, and creating gifts for her loved ones. Laura grew up in Athens, exploring the Broad River and the woods nearby with her siblings and friends, carving out imaginary fairy houses in old trees, and always looking towards the fanciful. She grew up in the 60’s, during the times of beehive hair & short skirts and was a beautiful young woman. She graduated in 1970 with the last official class of Athens High School. Laura traveled to New York City to study photography, and continued this lifelong love of art throughout the rest of her life, studying art at the University of North Georgia. Laura loved exploring outside with her grandson Henry, sitting with him and talking about video games, his own art projects, and his current favorite animals. The family wants to thank the caregivers at Pruitt, their compassionate Hospice team and all of the friends that visited and brought gifts of love to Laura while she was there. A private celebration of life will be held in the future at Nuçi’s Space in Athens. Details will be provided to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made in memory of Laura’s wonderful spirit to Nuçi’s Space, at www.nuci.org/donateform. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East, in Athens, is in charge of arrangements. Cards and letters may be sent to her daughter and family c/o Jane McMullen, 540 Riverhill Dr. Athens, GA 30606. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com
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