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Son of the late Eddie Lee and Serna Pittman Megginson was born July 5, 1929 in Appomattox, Virginia. He departed this life on January 1, 2022 after enduring some recent illnesses. He was educated in the Appomattox County School System and was baptized at Mount Airy Baptist Church in Virginia. He enlisted into the armed services during the Korean War and after receiving an honorable discharge, returned to claim the love of his life, Lillie Jackson. They married on September 28, 1953.
In pursuing a better life for his family, Bill accepted am invitation from his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Pat Ferguson, who insisted that Bill and Lillie come to Maryland and reside at their home. bill went to work at the Bethlehem Steel Plant, starting in The Labor Department, before becoming a Crane Operator in the Rigging Department. Bill moved his family to Turner Station, and shortly thereafter he purchased his home in Baltimore City, to accommodate his growing family. While living in Baltimore City, he and Lillie met life long friends Gladis and Willie Nichols. Bill a pillar in his community; attending Community Board Meetings to assure the Public Officials do their job in making the Northwood Community clean and safe. He kept the Northwood Baseball field grass cut and the playground behind his residence safe for children to play. he managed that property as if he owned it.
Bill loved his wife and was a great provider for his family. He was an avid union man and believed that it was important to support his local leadership even in retirement. Bill retired from the Bethlehem Steel Plant and was blessed to enjoy many gratifying years of retirement. Bill showed enthusiasm as an electronics technician.
He was involved in many activities. He taught life values to his family and financial responsibilities to his children by making sure they understood the importance of hard work.
Bill made regular visits to the country sharing and spending time with his Appomattox family. During Bill's early years he played semi-professional baseball. He believed organized sports were important and was quick to help kids in the neighborhood to participate. Even if they didn't have talent Bill took time to be active in attending all his children's sporting events; baseball being the primary focus. he was dedicated in bringing out the best in everyone that he coached and mentored. Even though Bill coached his sons and neighborhood kids, he felt that the most talented player was his one and only daughter, Val. Whenever he talked about his protege, his face lit up like the sun. Bill enjoyed life with family and his closest friends where he was known as "CATFISH" because his fishing was on point.
Marshall was preceded n death by parents, Eddie Lee and Serena Megginson and five sisters, Lucille Christian, Mary Ferguson, Betty Austin, Emery Franklin, Jainie Christian and (Twin) Roberta Gibson, three brothers, Pete, Herman and Joseph Megginson.
He leaves to Cherish his devoted wife of 69 years, Lillie, three devoted sons, Marshall Jr., Michael, Kevin (Connie), daughter Valerie, his keepsake and the apple of his eye, son-in-law (Jeffrey Exum), three grandsons, Kenneth, Rico and Devin, granddaughter Megan, great granddaughter, Dominique, two great grandsons, Jaylen and Jaxon, one great-great grandson, Keon and numerous nieces and nephews, one dedicated nephew Anthony Jones and a host of other family and friends.