Margaret Geneva Dunkin Given Name at birth: Margurette Genevie Crawford Date of Birth: August 26, 1937 Place of Birth: Pauls Valley, Oklahoma Date of Departure: January 26, 2021, Oklahoma City, Ok. Margaret was the daughter of Myrtle and Spurge Crawford. She blessed their lives with her birth on August 26, 1937. She was one of eleven children, 6 brothers, Calvin, Harvey, Charles, Edward, Frank and William Crawford. She had 4 sisters, Mary Sallee, Georgie Pettigrew, Ella Mae Howeth and Neva Sue Searan. Her surviving siblings are Frank Crawford of Moore, Oklahoma and Neva Sue Searan of Wayne, Oklahoma. She is also survived by two sons, Donnie Lee Dunkin and wife Debhorah of El Reno, Okla., Gary Wayne Dunkin and wife Tina of Choctaw, Okla., and one daughter, Marsha Elaine Honeycutt and husband Mark of Okc, Okla. She leaves behind six grandchildren, Blake Honeycutt and wife Breanna of Norman, Haley Burson and husband Eric of Mustang, Joseph Dunkin and wife Danni Li of US Naval Support Bahrain, Sarah Pennock and husband Bryan of El Reno, Matt Harms and wife Kristen of El Reno, and Jake Harms and wife Alexx of Okc. Margaret said “so long” to 8 Great Grandchildren, Lainey and Owen Honeycutt of Norman, Kip and baby Sailor Burson (due March 27) of Mustang, baby Dunkin (due Aug 28 “jellybean”) and Kaleb, Micah and Kameron Harms of El Reno. She was proceeded in death by her husband and “love of her life,” Harvey Lee Dunkin of 56 years. By those she held close to her heart, Margaret also answered to the name “momma,” “mom” and “Nana.” She loved being a Nana and recognized each of her great grandchildren’s special talents. She said Lainey had the compassion of an angel and was so very kind, Owen always tickled her sense of humor and she loved his big smile, and she mentioned Kip is going to be an “athlete” and “he runs so fast!” She was also very proud of Kaleb, Micah and Kameron who often were recognized for their academic achievements. Margaret had many talents. She was articulate in all she did. She was a seamstress making all of Marsha’s clothes growing up, needle point, doll painting and the detailed talent and patience of eggery. She also had a beautiful collection of Barbies to be treasured forever. At one time, she served as a member of the Red Hat Society Club and she was an avid Bridge player. She loved her bridge partners with each friendship enriching her life. She loved her sports!! She was a fast loyal fan of The Thunder and the Texas Rangers. She enjoyed reading books and was known to have several different stories going at one time. Margaret was a great cook! This talent, unfortunately, did not apply to the green peas and cream corn she made her children eat while growing up, but “momma tried.”
Margaret was a fierce protector of her children. While they were growing up, she trusted them and would go up against anyone or anything that would threaten or cause harm to her family, including one very scared police officer! She was a dedicated and loyal wife to her husband of 56 years. Even after the passing of Harvey, she knew she would never love again. She said, “Why bother when you’ve had the best.” Above all things, Margaret was a believer in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She had a special praying relationship with God. She believed in Angels and their presence in her life. Her Heavenly Father loved her very much and was quick to hear her cries. Although she is gone from our site, she will not be absent in our hearts.
Visitation is Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at Resthaven Funeral Home. Services are 2:00pm, Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Chapel at Resthaven.
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