Margie Virginia Sikes Waddell, affectionately known as Aunt V, passed away on January 4, 2022, at the age of 89.
Services will be private.
She was born March 26, 1932, in Cabarrus County, daughter of the late Martin Van-Buren Sikes and Nora Bell McDaniel Sikes. She worked as a nurse’s assistant at the former Cabarrus Memorial Hospital, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and the Good Timers Club. She and husband Buck were once known for their homespun Halloween parties and hayrides, and they loved to elaborately decorate their yard for all occasions. Following a winter storm, it was not unusual to find the two of them leading a pack of children, sledding into the wee hours of the night on an icy country road.
A prankster with a great sense of humor and a child-like spirit, she was an excellent baker, the family barber, and an overall “Good Samaritan-Clara Barton”. She was deeply spiritual, and known for her kindness, generosity, and compassion—her unmistakable impact on family and the St. John’s community was far reaching.
She is predeceased by her husband Robert H. “Buck” Waddell, brother, Lee Sikes, sisters Martha Brawley and Betty Kluttz, and grandson, James Rice.
Survivors include sister Evelyn Russ, son Robert “Buck” Waddell, Jr. (wife, Robin), daughter Joy Lynn Waddell,grandchildren Tiffany Hamrick-Taylor, April Evans, Sarah Waddell, Shana Dean and eleven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be contributed in Margie’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church Choir, and also, the Special Music Fund at Cold Water Lutheran Church, Concord, NC.