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Margie Ruth Roche

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Margie Ruth Roche Obituary
Margie Ruth Roche, 88, of Jacksonville, went home to Heaven January 8, 2019. Mrs. Roche was born on March 8, 1930 in Albany, GA to parents, Otis T. and Beatrice Denegie Speir. She was a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church and had worked for Massey Business College until it closed and then for Independent Life, retiring after many years of service. Margie loved everyone and never met a stranger, always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years, James Roche, in May 2018. She was also predeceased by her son, Jim Summerlin; and her brothers, Johnny Speir, Otis Speir and Edward Speir. Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Thacker (Thomas) and Gwen Thigpen (Albert); daughter-in-law, Aileen Summerlin; sister, Shirley Acuff; sister-in-law, Saundra Speir; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, in the chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave., with Pastor Chris Coram officiating. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 13, 2019
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