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1935 Marjorie 2018

Marjorie J. Walker

April 23, 1935 — March 15, 2018

Marjorie Walker of Groesbeck passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services, from 2-3 PM on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 PM on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Howard Tipton officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joshua Tipton, Roger Dileo, Lorenzo Avila, Dustin O’Neal, Doyle Tayler and Steve Neal. Marjorie Joan Walker also known as “Mom”, “JoJo”, “Gammie/Mimi” was born April 23, 1935 in a hospital in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Her residence was actually in Monaca, PA. She lived most of her childhood years in Broome County, NY. As an adult, Margie and a friend set out for Texas to see what cowboy country was really like. When she got here, she stayed calling Houston and, then, Groesbeck home for well over 53 years. She, however, never learned to like Mexican food preferring her favorite Italian food from New York. She had a wonderful career with Texaco. During that time a beautiful baby boy was delivered into her open and loving arms. Allen was her pride and joy. She had longed for a child to call her own for many years. When she moved to Groesbeck, she began nursing school and worked nights at S&H convenience store. She became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. With this accomplishment, she began working as an elementary school nurse in Mexia. She also worked at Limestone Medical Center part-time and, ultimately, full-time after her retirement from MISD. She was known for having a special touch with immunizations and loving bedside manners for patients and their families. She patched hundreds of boo-boos and waited on the infirmed until her body did not have the strength to keep up with her heart. She retired from nursing only a short three years ago. Nursing was her calling. Margie was a “go-getter” who valued good, strong work ethics and rarely worked less than two or three jobs always wanting the best for Allen and anyone else who might’ve needed a helping hand. Margie made a profession of faith in Christ and was baptized the old-fashioned way in Lake Limestone. Margie loved animals and often carried a bag of dog food in her car to feed dogs who had been left on the side of the road. Cats knew her home was a safe haven. She could not deny them shelter. Her bread and butter pickles were like no other. If you've tried them, you would agree that they were the best. One of her principals delivered a bounty of cucumbers from his garden every year if she would share a few jars with him. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and dining out. Decorating for Christmas was a delight, and she loved to buy and give gifts. She absolutely adored large family gatherings. Margie is preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Mae Jones; father, Edward Allen Watts; and brother, David Watts. She is survived by her son, Allen Walker, and wife, Tona, of Tomball, TX; adopted exchange student now proud US citizen Vigan Mati of Las Colinas, TX; granddaughter Devynn Walker-Avila and husband, Lorenzo of Tomball; granddaughter Ashlynn Walker of both Tomball and Aggieland. The apple of Margie’s eye was her first great grandbaby, Ryann Noelle. She looked forward to hearing of her newest adventures and occasional FaceTime chats. Aunt Jojo(Tita Margie) is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She leaves behind many dear friends and so many foster children and exchange students all over the globe who have called her “Mom’ we cannot name them all. She invited many newcomers to her home and table. She loved you all and had special memories of you. The night before Margie passed her hospice room was like a basket full of flowers that she had picked over the years. So many loving friends along with immediate family came to say “hello” and “see ya later.” We cannot “keep up” with all the texts of love and encouragement for Margie and us. How loved we all have felt! Thank you. May God bless you, all. If it’s your desire to donate in lieu of flowers, we, the family, suggest Providence Hospice Care in Waco, TX or the Gladney Center for Adoption in Ft. Worth, TX. View her video tribute here:
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Chapel Service

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Groesbeck Funeral Home, Inc.


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