Margaret Jean Kirby Minga, 84, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Chattanooga.Born Sept. 16, 1928 in Oakland, Calif., she was a daughter of the late William Albert and Margaret Christabel Viera Kirby. She married Ralph Wheeler Minga in 1947. A graduate of Hayword High School in Hayword, Calif., she was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and enjoyed spending time with her family especially making dresses for her daughters and heirloom sewing for her granddaughters. Her hobbies included playing bridge, sewing, shopping for antiques, and clothes/fashion. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.Survivors include two daughters, Gail Minga Nicholson, of Atlanta, and Dorrie Minga LaBoue, of Evansville, Ind.; one son, David Ellis Minga, of London, Ky.; two sisters, Margorie Stevenson and Lynnette Burgess; six grandchildren, Melissa, Aaron and Chad Minga; Margaret and Burke Nicholson Jr.; Amy LoBue, of Evansville, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.Graveside services was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Lann Cemetery in Greenwood Springs Community.Pallbearers were Dean Minga, Greg Norton, Gilbert Whitehead, Aaron Minga, Chad Minga and Burke Nicholson Jr. Visitation was 10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory, Miss.Memorials may be made to "Keep Smithville Beautiful", c/o Renasant Bank, 63471 Highway 25 N., Smithville, MS 38870, or to the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation for Tennessee River Park, 2318 North Goldpoint Circle, Hixson, TN 37343.Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com or www.lanefh.com.Local arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.