“The strife is o’er, the battle done; the victory of life is won, the song of triumph has begun: Allelujah!”
Paulette McCargo, 51, peacefully ended her earthly life journey on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Ocean City, Maryland. She was the daughter of Carl Winston McCargo and Jessyca Stansbury-McCargo. Paulette began her life’s journey on October 20, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She attended the Jackson Street Elementary School in Northampton, Massachusetts, the West Windsor Plainsboro High School in Princeton, New Jersey, and the Empire Cosmetology and Beauty School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Paulette was “christened” as an infant in Honolulu, Hawaii and given the “saint” name, Mary. She was baptized into the family of God in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Two years ago, while battling illness of both the body and spirit, Paulette rededicated her life to Jesus Christ as an heir to His Kingdom and all His love and mercies.
An extremely talented musician, she mastered the art of playing the flute at the age of 11 and was very skilled at mathematical computations and biology.
Paulette leaves to cherish her loving memories, four children: Justin Carl McCargo of Berlin, Maryland, Tobias McCargo of Tucson, Arizona, Aaron McCargo of Ocean City, Maryland, and Selina McCargo of Salisbury, Maryland; parents: Jessyca Stansbury-McCargo of Columbia, Maryland, and Carl Winston McCargo of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts; brother: Kelly McCargo of Las Vegas, Nevada; aunt: Paulette Primus of Ledgewood, New Jersey; great aunts: Mrs. Marqueta Dawson and Mrs. Hattie Ray, both of Dallas, Texas; cousins: Bianca Levy and Allen B. Blount III. Like sands on the earth, she leaves cousins, friends, and acquaintances too numerous to count.
Paulette was preceded in death by maternal great grandparents: Esther Stansbury and Morris Henry Waters; maternal uncles: Teddy and William Stansbury.
Like those who came before her, Paulette will always be remembered for her quick wit, intelligence and lighthearted sarcasm, cooking skills, a fierce determination, and a zest for life.
“Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee, from death’s dread sting thy servant is free, that we may live, and sing to thee. Allelujah!”
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