Margaret Lula Pike Ambrose

January 29, 2016

Margaret Lula Pike Ambrose, 83, of Pensacola, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016. She was born in Clemson, SC.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Velma Pike of Clemson, SC; sisters, Betty Sue Pike and Helen Drew of Clemson, SC and Mary Toensing of Minneaspolis, MN.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene Joseph Ambrose; twin sons, Keith L. Ambrose (Bernadette) and Karl J. Ambrose (Marla); daughters, Laura Cook (Greg) and Kara Britt (David); eight grandsons, Aaron, Jeremy, Joshua, Ryan, Carl, Kyle, Charles and Joseph; granddaughters, Danielle, Courtney and Caroline; great-grandsons, Austin, Griffin, Collins, Braden and Brock; great-granddaughters, MacKenzie, Leighton, Reese and Anniston; and sister, Evelyn Pike of NY.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Cook, Jeff Fischer, James Fischer, Diana Fischer, John Toler, Jamie Kintz, David Britt, David Denadel and Raymond Goodwin.

Margaret was a loving military wife and mother who was an active auxillary member to several military associations to this day. She assisted military chaplains, the last being at Ellyson Station here in Pensacola. She was a loving mother to her four children and 11 grandchildren. She was always helping in their various athletic programs, swimming, baseball and football. She loved gardening, especially her flowers. Her dog, German shepherd, Sparky, was special to her like all her pets.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities or Covenant Hospice in Margaret’s memory.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church.

Interment was at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.


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