Margaret Mitchell Boylston

December 21, 1941 - December 22, 2020
Margaret Mitchell Boylston


Margaret Mitchell Boylston, 79, beloved wife of David William Boylston, died December22, 2020 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous and lengthy battle with ovarian cancer.

Born in Columbia, SC on December 21, 1941, she was the daughter of John Raine and Virginia King Mitchell. She resided in Columbia, SC and graduated from Dreher High School and Columbia Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Boylston was employed by Diamond Shamrock where she was the facility’s nurse and loved by many. She retired after 29 years of faithful service.
She was a parishioner of All Saints Anglican Parish.

In addition to nursing, Margaret raised a family, enjoyed family vacations at her native SC beaches, and loved her dogs. Friends and family will miss Margaret’s homemade personalized cards – she never forgot an occasion! She was sweet, smart, talented and creative and always had a kind word and a big smile for everyone.

The family would like to thank Dr. Walter Gajewski also known as “Dr. G”, the nurses, and staff at Zimmer Cancer Center and Dr. Will Jones for the loving care given to Margaret.

Besides her devoted husband, David, she is survived by her loving and devoted family including one daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Boylston Crowder (Scott) of Wilmington, NC; one son, John David Boylston (Jackie) of Columbia, SC; four grandchildren: Margaret Bellinger Boylston, Mary Louise Boylston, Katherine Elizabeth Crowder and Allie Burke Stubbs; and one brother, William King Mitchell (Sandra) of Columbia, SC.

A memorial service and interment will be held at All Saints Anglican Parish, Wilmington, NC at 11:00 AM on January 23rd. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Anglican Parish or She Rocks, an ovarian cancer awareness non-profit at she-rocks.org.

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  • December 25, 2020
    Bobby Lovvorn(Lib) says:
    Margaret was a wonderful friend for fifty five years . She and my wife both suffered from ovarian cancer and gave each other great support and are now both with Jesus. She was a very special person who will never be forgotten .

  • December 26, 2020
    Mary Warmkessel (and Glenn and Scarlett) says:
    I was so fortunate to have Margaret as my neighbor, dear friend, and inspiration from the time I moved to her street in 2013. Glenn and I send our deepest condolences to Dave and her family. I am bereft at this loss here on earth... all those in heaven are blessed to have her there now. I thank her and Dave for so much, not least of which being her love of bluebirds and new bluebird families...and how she shared that experience with us this past spring. She brought so much joy and kindness to every day. We love you very much Margaret.

  • December 26, 2020
    Mary Ingmire says:
    I met Meg when I worked at Diamond Shamrock in the 1970s. She had the kindest personality. My condolences to the family on your loss.

  • December 27, 2020
    Suzanne Higgins says:
    Dear Mr Boylston, Johnny & Ginny, As you know, your family was a loving bedrock for me during my adolescence and young adulthood. Your open door and comfort made all the difference. As an adult, it has been hard to live at a distance. But being afar has never meant that I haven’t cherished all the love and joy your family shared with me. Your family values have continued to guide me into adulthood. I love you. Suzanne

  • December 27, 2020
    John Hicks says:
    David i am saddened by your loss and want to express my sincere condolences. Those of us in the Tuesday morning prayer group have been following Margaret's battle with cancer for several years together with the daily care you have been giving her through this fight. I will keep you in my prayers.