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Margaret Mitchell Boylston

December 21, 1941 - December 22, 2020

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

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