Dr. Margo S. Prade
September 17, 1956 - November 26, 1997
Remember Me from the Work I've Done
Our Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Doctor and Friend
Margo S. Prade, M.D.
a gifted young physician who was the mother of two young, talented girls, daughter of a devoted mother, sister to five women and one man, aunt to many nieces and nephews, doctor to more than 7,000 patients, and friend to an entire community. Above is the epitaph developed by her loving family, following the senseless, brutal murder which took her from us.
Our goal is to have others appreciate who Dr. Prade was, be inspired by her tireless energy and work for the improvement of health of others, be encouraged to pursue and achieve life dreams in the same way that she did, and mentor others as she did.
We are creating an"electronic monument" for Dr. Margo S. Prade. This is a website that will continue to grow and change across the years. Our goal is to identify some of Dr. Prade's achievements, ambitions, and encouragements, and to continue her life missions.
Dr. Prade's Professional Achievements and Aspirations
Remembering Dr. Prade:
Memories of My Sister
An Open Letter from Dr. Prade's Sister
Letter from a Very Dear Friend
Memories of Dr. Prade from Her Office Manager
For My Sister Doctor: Memories of a Patient
Dr. Prade as a Softball Player
1998 Birthday Remembrance
1998 Anniversary Remembrance
1999 Mother's Day Remembrance
1999 Memorial Day Remembrance
1999 Birthday Remembrance
2000 Mother's Day Remembrance
2000 Memorial Day Remembrance
2000 Anniversary Remembrance
2001 Mother's Day Remembrance
2001 Memorial Day Remembrance
2001 Birthday Remembrance
Arlington Church of God
Dr. Prade's favorite hymns:
We are also including material on the realities of the domestic violence which culminated in her death and want to educate people so that lives can be saved. Some resources include:
American Bar Association Safety Warning: How an Abuser Can Discover Your Internet Activities
Domestic Violence, Family Violence, and Child Abuse
We need to remember that the aftermath of the murder of a young mother includes the need for her grieving mother to raise bereaved grandchildren. This formidable task is shared by approximately 100,000 grandparents across the United States. Some resources for grandparents raising their grandchildren include:
Problems Associated with Children's Witnessing of Domestic Violence
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
AARPDirectory of Grandparent Support Group Information
GrandsPlaceOff Our Rockers: A Newsletter for Grandparents Who Are Raising Their Grandchildren
Elaine Shelton; "Christian format" newsletterGrandsPlace
Grand Parents Again
There is a tendency to forget the human side of tragedy. When there is a tragedy involving an important member of the community, it is often accompanied by sensationalism which can result in a lot of pain for the grieving family, their friends, and the community. And when the tragedy involves the loss of a doctor, especially a family doctor, all of her patients are harmed. Media rehashing and the rumor mill can be devastating to bereaved families. For information on the rights of victims -- including the right to privacy -- please contact the following organizations:
Victims Rights (National Organization for Victim Assistance)
Victims' Rights (Minnesota Women's Rural Advocacy Program)
National Organization for Victim Assistance (24-hour hotline 1-800-TRY-NOVA)
National Victims Center - phone (703) 276-2880; e-mail: NVC@mail.NVC.org
National Center for Victims of Crime (800) FYI-CALL
National Association of Victims Rights - phone (503) 252-9012; e-mail: Effingham County, Georgia Victim/Witness
Prepared for the family and friends of Dr. Prade by former patients:
Martha E. Banks, Ph.D.
Rosalie J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
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Last Updated: 9/17/01
Effingham County, Georgia Victim/Witness Assistance Program