Home Life Obituary: Margaret Shingleton Prothro (Mrs. H. M. Prothro, Jr.)

Obituary: Margaret Shingleton Prothro (Mrs. H. M. Prothro, Jr.)

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HAUGHTON – Services to honor the life of Margaret Shingleton Prothro will be held at First Baptist Church of Haughton on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 2PM officiated by her pastor, Dr. Gevan Spinney. Interment will follow at Haughton Cemetery. Visitation for friends and family will also be at First Baptist on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 5PM to 7PM.

Born in Pleasant Hill, LA, to parents Lucy Meadows Shingleton and Jasper William Shingleton, Sr., Margaret was delivered by her future father-in-law, Dr. H. Melton Prothro, Sr. She passed away on July 9, 2015, at her home in Haughton, LA.

Mrs. Prothro attended public school in Pleasant Hill. After high school graduation she continued her education at Centenary College for two years, then transferred to Baylor University where she obtained her B.S. Degree. Margaret married her childhood sweetheart, H. Melton Prothro, Jr., and began her lifelong journey as a pastor’s wife and mother. She and Melton would have celebrated their 67th anniversary on September 4th of this year. Together they had four children: Daphne (Mike) Ritter, Debby Bozeman, Danna Hendrix, and Drew (Gina) Prothro.

Bro. Melton and Margaret moved to Haughton in 1955 where they served at First Baptist Haughton for 41 years. They continued as active members of First Baptist Haughton after his retirement as pastor. Alongside her pastor husband, she was very involved in various ministries of the church. She was loved and appreciated by her church family throughout the years. Her dry wit and love for laughter will be greatly missed.

Affectionately known as “Pooh,” she is survived by her beloved husband Melton, her four children, six grandchildren (Cory, Emily, Heather, Drew, Monique, and Tracy), and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law J. W. and Marilyn Shingleton, son-in-law Virgil Hendrix, and grandson Victor Hendrix. Mrs. Margaret is also survived by her loving church family at First Baptist Haughton.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , mission fund of First Baptist Church Haughton, or the charity of your choice . The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Allen Cox, the nurses from STAT/AIM/St. Joseph’s Hospice, and especially to her daughter, Danna Hendrix, for her many months of loving care for our wife and mother.

You may offer condolences and sign the on-line guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.