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March 8, 1954 – April 2, 2023

Mrs. Margaret R. Surley, 69, of Reedy Branch Road, Chesterfield, VA entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at her residence.

Margaret was born to the late Deacon Sam Thomas Mosby, Sr. and Deaconess Mildred A. Mosby. She was also preceded in death by her son, Charles Lee, Jr.; two sisters, Daisy Ella Lee and Deaconess Annie M Spencer; three brothers, Lloyd Mosby, John Mosby and Harvey G. Mosby; father and mother-in-law, Irvin McKinley Surley and Alice Virginia Pettiford Surley; and her brother-in-law, Bernard Surley.

Margaret was baptized at an early age and became a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Reedy Branch Road, Chesterfield, VA. Margaret retired from the Chesterfield County School System after 30 plus years of service. When you saw her, there was a smile on her face and you would wonder what she was up to.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memories: her devoted husband of 29 years, Irvin Surley; daughter, Lynette Lee; son, Nicholas Surley,  Sr. (Casey); grandsons, Eric Lee, Jevon Lee, Terrell Lee and Nicholas Surley, Jr.; granddaughters, Kiarah Lawrence (Jaylen), KadayJah Surley, and Zhane’ Surley; great grandchildren, Ty’Yana Lee, Illyana Lee, Amari Surley and Giovonni Lee; five sisters, her twin Mabel Lewis (Charlie), Carrie Booker, Ruth Coleman, Linda Lewis (Rite), and Novella Jones (James); three brothers, Claiborne Mosby, Dennis Mosby and Thomas Mosby, Jr. (Lisa);  five sisters-in-law, Alice Whitrow (Kermit), Cynthia Goodwyn (J. Boisseau), Eleanor Hill (Robert), Joyce Surely and Barbara Mosby; five brothers-in-law, Samuel Surley (Rose), Benjamin Surley, Warren Surley, Wayne Surley (Francine) and Herbert Surley (Gloria); devoted friends, Keith and Juanita Campbell, Dorothy Harris and Tiffany Friend; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Special thank you to Trinity Hospice, Chippenham Hospital, and Johnston-Willis Hospital for all the care shown during Margaret’s illness.

Services will be held 3:00 P.M., Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Union Branch Baptist Church, 11519 River Road, Chesterfield, VA, the Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard, Pastor and Evangelist Eliza Bailey, eulogist. The interment to follow at The Lewis Family Cemetery.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at