Margaret W. Ambrose

Published 7:53 am Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Margaret Estelle Williams Ambrose, 90, of Camden, died September 16, 2020 at Waterbrooke Assisted Living of Elizabeth City. She was born January 16, 1930 in Camden to the late George Henry Williams and Nora Lamb Williams and was the widow of Ralph Taft Ambrose. She worked as the Assistant Register of Deeds for Camden County and prior to that as a switchboard operator for the telephone company. She was a lifelong member of Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church where she sang in the adult choir since she was sixteen years old.  She was also director of the youth choir. She served as president of the Belcross Homemakers’ Club for many years and as a 4-H leader.

Survivors include daughter Lisa Ambrose (Chris) Krainiak of Wilmington; sons Roger Sterling Ambrose (girlfriend Cheri Garrett) of Camden and Gary Lawrence Ambrose (Christine) of Camden; grandchildren Hayley K. Ward (Derek), Hannah K. Wilson (Ethen), Joshua Christopher Krainiak and Hilary Ambrose Geddings (Ben); two great-grandsons as well as nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by sister Dorothy Williams; brothers Lloyd Williams and Roy Williams; and sister-in-law Rebecca Williams.

A funeral service will be held September 20 at 2 p.m. at Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Buzzard officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, 241 Sawyer’s Creek Road, Camden, NC 27921. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Express condolences at

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