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Marjorie C. Lightfoot  
(Age 95)  

Of Unionville, VA departed this life on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Heartfields Assisted Living in Bowie, MD following a brief illness. She was born October 21, 1922, in Orange County, VA to the late John Lewis and Mattie Virginia Shirley Carter.
Marjorie was educated in the Orange County Public School system. After moving to Washington, DC, she became socially and civically engaged working alongside civil rights activists fighting for equality and social justice.
She was employed at the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) followed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing until her retirement.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers, Virginia Shirley, Anna Scott, Fayetta Pretty, Alfonzo Carter, Warren Carter, John Carter and Roy Carter. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willie Lightfoot. She is survived by her sisters, Bettye Jones-Isom of Upper Marlboro, MD; Mamie Harper (Archie) of Sacramento, CA, Ruth Carter of Washington, DC; brother, Joseph C. Carter (Betty Ann) of Dale City, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life and Legacy will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at Orange Grove Baptist Church, 27383 Orange Springs Rd., Unionville, VA 22567 with viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with interment to follow in the Orange Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Satchell's Funeral Service of Orange is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Washington Post on May 18, 2018
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