Margaret was born in Clarksdale, MS on March 9, 1957, to Mary L. Britton and the late John Eddie Spells. Margaret was baptized by Rev. William J. Brooks and met Christ at an early age at New St Mary Baptist Church in Ocala, FL.
She was educated in the Marion County Public schools. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Valencia College. Margaret was ordained as a licensed Minister of Theology in 1991 and became the Assistant Pastor at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando, FL where she faithfully served until her death.
Margaret was a devoted Minister and Mother. She enjoyed being with family, singing, and Preaching God’s word. One of Margaret’s many gifts and callings was that of a teacher. She simply loved children and was passionate about helping to shape the lives of those around her. Margaret began her professional career in education with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). Her career with OCPS began at Palm Lake Elementary School and concluded many years later at The Village School.
The bulk of her work was at the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center ((ORJDC). She worked faithfully as a Program Assistant for over 30 years, specializing in work with children that others called “at-risk”. All that Margaret saw, however, was children “at-promise”. For many of her professional years Margaret served as a Life Management Skills’ Instructor. She taught children how to budget, how to parent, how to attend their own physical and emotional health, how to balance a checkbook, how to find and keep a job and much, much more. In addition to her work with OCPS, Margaret founded and successfully ran a community youth group, called Angels of Tomorrow, for many years. Through the work with her youth group, Margaret was able to make an even deeper impact within her Orlando community. Her efforts supported the emotional, educational, and spiritual growth of the participating youth, as well as provided invaluable resources to their families.
Margaret also owned and operated her own event planning business called “Lace Gloves” where she provided elegant, classy events for those in Orlando and the surrounding communities near and far.
Her events were a work of art and she had customers constantly contacting her asking her to plan their special occasions. Margaret was a very spiritual woman and would always tell you what would be pleasing to God. She was a woman of great worth.
Minister Margaret A. Anthony, a retired life skills teacher with the Orange County Public Schools, was called by God our Heavenly Father to join Him in Heaven on June 24, 2021.
A husband Alonzo Anthony, a son Alexander Britton, and three siblings, Willie Lewis, Sr, Colie L. Britton, and Yolanda Brewton preceded her in death.
Margaret is survived by her son Charles Jenkins, Jr., granddaughters: Kyra Jenkins, Melissa Monroe, Desirae Martin, Kamarea Jenkins, and Amya Jenkins; grandsons: Charles E Jenkins III, Alex K. Britton, Jordan Jenkins, Tony Salinas, Amari Jenkins, and Brian Salinas; mother, Mary L. Britton; sisters: Loretta Golden (Johnny), Carol Jordan (Earl), Josie Britton (Bobby), Bertha Brown, Patricia Chatman (Abraham); brothers: Melvin Lewis (Sonya) and John Britton; godsons Zachary Adams and Keishon Davis, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and sorrowing friends.
There will be NO Public viewing for Minister Margaret Ann (Britton) Anthony, at the "Request of the Family"
Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 1:00pm at New Life Church of God in Christ, 3311 N Powers Drive, Orlando, FL 32818.
Interment will follow in Taft Memorial Garden, Orlando, Florida .
Condolences can be signed at www.Summersfh.com
"PLEASE AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED AND WEARING A MASK IS MANDATORY"
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