Marjorie Luckey

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HARLEM, Ga. - Mrs. Marjorie Mann Luckey, 96, beloved wife of the late Mr. Marion W. Luckey, Sr., entered into rest on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Doctors Hospital of Augusta. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Harlem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Mike Shearon officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery. Marjorie began her life as the only daughter of a doctor in the small town of McRae, Georgia. She graduated high school with honors. She played basketball and ran circles around her three brothers. Although she was somewhat of a tomboy, her strict Aunt Floris made sure her manners were impeccable and she was a beauty beyond compare. She attended the University of Georgia and found her lifelong love for learning, graduating in 1939 with a degree in Education and Music. She met Marion at UGA and they married in 1939. They settled permanently in Harlem, GA in 1941, where Marion helped establish the Tracy-Luckey Pecan Company. As a young mother of four small children, Marjorie taught elementary school. She involved herself in Scouting, the Garden Club and the Woman's Club. She was particularly dedicated to the Harlem United Methodist Church, serving as a leader in the United Methodist Women, teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir. Once retired, she and Marion traveled the world where she embraced every unique culture and always made friends of strangers with her warmth and generosity. She was still playing Bridge at the age of 96! Marjorie was always that one special person in the family and in the community to whom anyone could turn. Her openness and giving heart were felt by many. The community will miss seeing "Miss Marjorie" and her hiking poles on her daily walks. She often commented that her longevity was based on her long walks and talks with the Lord. She will be remembered for her smile, her warmth and her love. Her passing is our loss. Left to cherish her memories include her two daughters, Janet Luckey Short and Marjorie Luckey-Bender, MD (Sidney Bender, MD); daughter-in-law, Catherine Weir Luckey; grandchildren, Jason Luckey, Matthew Luckey, Andrew Luckey (Jill), John Luckey, MD (Tania), Matthew Luckey (Shannon), Lucas Bender, Nicholas Bender, John McGarity III, Lee McGarity (Angela), Skipper Short (Mendy), Dana Short and Taylor Gilmer (Jeromie) and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years, the late Marion W. Luckey, Sr.; her parents, Frank R. Mann, Sr., MD. and Zilla O. Mann; two sons, Tom M. Luckey, MD. and Marion "Bud" W. Luckey, Jr.; her brothers, Frank R. Mann, Jr., MD., Robert Mann and Edmond Mann, Phd. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Walton Griffon Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women of HUMC. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Harlem United Methodist Church, PO Box 39, Harlem, GA 30814. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the family residence. Please visit www. starling-evansfuneralhome.com to sign online guestbook. Starling-Evans Funeral Home, 435 W. Milledgeville Rd., Harlem, GA 30814. 706-556-6524


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