Written by Darryl Woodson
Marjorie Little Tucker, 88, of Lexington died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg.
Born Oct. 29, 1925, in Rockbridge Baths, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Franklin Little and Susie Miller Little. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Boyce Tucker Sr.; two sisters, Betty Overcash and Josephine Bower; and a brother, Charles Henry Little.
Surviving are children Ava Virginia Tucker and Philip Clayton of Lexington, Mary Sue Oas and husband Lee of Rockbridge Baths, Samuel Tucker and wife Heidi of Chantilly, Marie Sutcliffe and husband, Glen of Bethesda, Md., and Jo Ann Thomas and husband Mike of Rockbridge Baths; siblings Kathleen Painter of Lexington, Alma Bernier of Maryland, Dorothy Zimmerman and J.W. Little, both of Staunton; 10 grandchildren, Blair, Joseph, Tucker, Ava, Marjorie and husband Nick, Patrick, Trey, Noah, Nicole and husband Jamie, and Ben; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nora, Will, Caleb and Levi.
Marjorie was a life member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women Circle. With a heart of a servant she cared for her family and community. Along with her own family, she was like a second mother to many children and always had room in her heart and time in her day for one more child.Her kind words, bright smile and loving heart made friends out of strangers. Her love for the elderly was evident in the number of senior friends she cared for. She served in the Stonewall Jackson Auxiliary Hospital as a Pink Lady and Thrift Store volunteer. Marjorie’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to their church family at Bethesda, Marjorie’s family of friends at the Lexington House, Dr.Laura Kornegay and staff, the emergency room staff at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital, the Lexington Fire and EMT Team, the PHI Air Care 5 and the Medical Teams at Lynchburg General and Virginia Baptist Hospitals that provided excellent Stroke, Palliative and Hospice care.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Christina Tutterow and the Rev. Bernard Bangley. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, VA.