Margaret E. Lavinus, 86, died on February 7, 2014 in Bishopville, MD surrounded by her family. Mrs. Lavinus was a Pre-school teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Nursery School for 25 years, where she loved teaching children.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, James K. Higgason and John Lavinus; and her sister, Charlotte Allen. She is survived by her children, Linda Shipman and her husband Holton, Mary Bayer and her husband Ted, Susan Higgason and Denaire Healy, and James K. Higgason, Jr. and his wife, Karen. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Daniel Bayer, Jeanne Contardo, John Bayer, and Heather Whitemarsh; and two great grandchildren, Audrey and Charlotte Contardo.

The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron St. Alexandria, VA 22314. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt St. Alexandria, VA 22314. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Nursery School.

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