Margie Byrd Tingen

Margie Byrd Tingen

September 13, 1936 – May 21, 2021

ZEBULON – Margie Byrd Tingen passed away on Friday. She was born in Harnett County to the late Douglas and Bettie Byrd. She devoted her life to her family and will be fondly remembered as a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George Hampton Tingen, Jr.; brothers, Bobby and Doug Byrd and sisters, Betty Fulcher and Elise Cavanaugh.

Funeral service 2pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenmount Cemetery in Wendell.

She is survived by her children, George Wilson Tingen of Zebulon, Brenda T. McAllister (Herbert) of Wendell; sister, Lynda Sepulveda; grandchildren, Shane McAllister (Robin), Scott McAllister (Lisa), George William Tingen and great-grandchildren, Ashleigh (Chance), Zachary, Austin, Ava and LaDonte.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to the American Foundation for the Blind.

Visitation, 6-7:30pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell.


  • Barbara Johnson Posted May 21, 2021 6:21 pm

    Tom and I are so saddened by the loss of Aunt Margie. Please know that we are and will continue to pray for each of you. You will be missed Aunt Margie! Love to you all

  • Pete and Louise Bizzell Posted May 22, 2021 11:03 am

    Brenda, so very sorry about your Mother. I remember meeting her at Harris Teeter once . She was such a sweet lady. May God comfort your family. Remembering you in our prayers.

  • Ann & Mike McCune Posted May 23, 2021 3:10 pm

    Brenda, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you, George and the rest of the family. May the memories of your Mom and the peace of knowing she is free from pain and her eyesight is completely healed help you all during this time.

  • Cassady Sharp Craighill Posted May 24, 2021 7:07 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Margie. It always tickled me how much she and my Nana talked on the phone – it made me wish I had a sister I could gab to! I have warm memories of visiting with her and Uncle GH – she always had something delicious and homemade to share. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.

  • Joy Fulcher Sharp Posted May 25, 2021 9:00 pm

    My mother, Betty Byrd Fulcher, spoke on the phone to her sister , best friend and confidante., my Aunt Margie, almost every day. Aunt Margie lived for her family. I am so happy that she lived the last years of her life surrounded by all those she loved most. We loved her and will miss her.

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