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Margaret H. (nee Hussain) Gill

Obituary for Margaret H. (nee Hussain) Gill

February 18, 2017


Gill, Margaret H. (nee Hussain) age 72. Went to be the Lord, her God, on February 18, 2017. Loving mother of Sharon Jindal, Shaun(Linzi)Gill and Shaleem(Sara)Gill. Grandmother "Dadi" of Alivia, Jordan, Ellison, and Julian. Grandmother "Nani" of Maha, Sehar, Sara, and Yowel. Great Grandmother of Sharai. Sister of Steven Dhinna, and Zarina Mandody. Devoted Auntie to Aamer and Uzma. Margaret will be missed by her family, friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.

Relatives and friends, brothers and sisters are invited to Margaret's Going Home Ceremony to be held on Saturday morning, February 25th, 2017. - Viewing from 9AM to 10:30AM at the New Life Presbyterian Church 467 N. Easton Road Glenside, Pennsylvania, 19038. A Funeral Service will begin at 10:30AM and interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia, formerly known as the Wellness Center, located at 4100 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131, (Phone): 215-879-7733, (Web):

1 Thessalonians 5:9-11: …God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing…

Margaret H. Gill, Daughter of the Lord, RN, MSN, MAJ (U.S. Army, Ret.) committed her life, first, to being a servant to God. She was also a thoughtful caretaker and motivator constantly seeking ways to better herself for the benefit of the world around her as an inspiring mother, a sister in Christ, a dedicated friend, a professional nurse and a loyal U.S. Army service member. She served in all of these roles with humility, in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Mom received her introductory nursing education from United Christian Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan in 1966. She moved to London, England shortly after receiving her nursing degree where she worked at St. Thomas Hospital. In 1971, Mom moved to the United States to take an opportunity to work as a nurse in New York City and in 1982 Mom graduated from Lehman College in New York City, receiving a B.S. in Nursing. In 1983, Mom moved with her family to Philadelphia where she worked in multiple Pennsylvania hospitals while pursuing an advanced nursing degree at The University of Pennsylvania, where she received an M.S. in Nursing.

Mom joined the United States Army Reserve in 1989. She commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps and retired from reserve duty in 2005 attaining the rank of Major.

A career nurse with over 40 years of experience spanning multiple disciplines, Mom's final professional nursing assignment was caring for psychiatric patients at Norristown State Hospital until her retirement in 2012.

Mom always said that she had a greater mission in life than professional nursing or military service. She saw her life's work as being a vessel of God with responsibility to those whom she interacted with throughout her life, especially her three children: Sharon, Shaun and Shaleem. She raised her children as a single parent and credited the teachings of Christ as guiding factors to her parenting encouraging them to pursue paths of loyal and selfless service with a constant reminder to never forget our true mission on this earth—to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly on this earth while seeking God's plan and spreading His love.

Mom remained active in her community after she retired from nursing. She housed and supported four students of foreign countries requiring sponsorship so that they could pursue a college education in the Unites States. Mom was active in several churches including memberships in New Life Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania and Christ Centered Church in Roslyn, Pennsylvania. Mom loved to shower her children, grandchildren and extended family and friends with love… even up until the last minute before her illness finally took her home to be with her heavenly Father.

We rejoice knowing that Mom is now in heaven at eternal peace and look forward to seeing her again when our missions on this earth are complete. Until we meet again…we love you Mom!
- Sharon, Shaun & Shaleem

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    Philadelphia, PA 19131

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