June 10, 1931 ~ May 23, 2020

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Margaret Bridges Rymer, 88, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at CarePartners Solace Center.
Mrs. Rymer was born in Alexander and was a daughter of the late Herman A. and Zennie Elizabeth Sluder Bridges.
She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and enjoyed flowers and her garden.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Max A. Rymer; daughters, Vicky Hedden (Randee) and Cheryl Pettit (Gene); son, Stevie Rymer (Cathy); seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Colleen Riddle; sister-in-law, Betty Bridges and special friend and “adopted daughter” Linda Ward. She was preceded in death by her brothers,Paul, Maurice and Ronnie Bridges.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Ricky Wolfe officiating.
Mrs. Rymer will lie in state at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Masks are suggested at the cemetery, required at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church or to the Flower Fund at Macedonia Baptist Church.


Graveside Service: May 27, 2020 11:00 am

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. Cheryl and the family I have so many memories of your mom. She was very special to me. So sorry to hear of her passing. I will keep you all in my prayers. Sandy Stewart DeBruhl

  2. Sending my love and prayers to all of you during this time❤️🙏. I have so many wonderful memories of spending our summer vacation coming to NC.

    • Sorry for your loss. I don’t remember your Mom but I’m sure she was a wonderful lady. Cheryl, Stevie, so sorry. Love you guys. Sending my prayers for you all. My prayers for your Dad.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Cherish your memories. Margaret will be greatly missed but know she is in a much better place now instead of this old Earth. We have our memories of seeing her driving by our houses going to & from Zennie’s over the years. Again our condolences to her family.

  4. Vicky,

    We are so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Praying for you and your family as you go thru this sad time. You are loved my friend!

  5. Sorry for your loss. I don’t remember your Mom but I’m sure she was a wonderful lady. Cheryl, Stevie, so sorry. Love you guys. Sending my prayers for you all. My prayers for your Dad.

  6. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Mrs. Rymer. She was a wonderful person and neighbor.

  7. Much love extended to this precious family. Max you and Margaret always demonstrated pure love to all and your home was always open and welcoming. Praying you feel Gods arms surrounding and supporting you as grieve.

  8. Rest in peace, sweet Margaret. Max, we love you and you are in our prayers. Cheryl, we know you will miss your mom, we will too. She was a sweet lady, loved by all. Find comfort in our Lord. John 16:22 See you later, Margaret!!

  9. No words ever say enough to console the loss of a loved one. Max , Steve and Cheryl you are in my prayers. This life is not the end , Our hope is in things to come.

  10. Dear Family .the Howell girls loved Margaret . Our sister Alice keep in touch with her all these years.so sorry for your loss.

  11. So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. I wish we could have been there with you during this time, but the Covid
    19 virus has changed the way we live. Max, we love you and your family, and know we will keep all of you in our
    Prays. Mike and Mary Ward

  12. Dear Family,
    Margaret was such a special lady. The members at Macedonia have missed her sweet smile and her beautiful flowers that she shared with us in the Sanctuary. When my mother was taken to Hospice, she brought the lovely gladiolus bouquet. May your memories be sweet, and God close to your heart.


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