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October 22, 1937 - October 11, 2020


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Marjorie E. Jennings


Marjorie Evon Jennings was born October 22, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas, the second child of Verla Mae and Clyde E. Chapman. Her parents and an older brother, Dr. C.E. Chapman preceded her in death.

Marjorie or “Margie” was a bright child and received her education in the San Antonio, Texas Public School system, graduating from Jefferson High School in June, 1956. She then attended San Antonio College and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas where she received her Bachelor of Science Education, June 1, 1959. She later received her Master of Education at the University of Southern Mississippi on May 18, 1978.

Margie began her teaching career in San Antonio, Texas at Knox Elementary. She subsequently taught various grades from Grade 1-8 in Texas, Virginia and Mississippi serving as teacher, Assistant Principal and reading specialist, finally returning to Texas and Hays County Texas ISD where she retired in 1997 with 31 years in Education.

Margie was married to Marshall E. Jennings, a Civil Engineer, in San Antonio, Texas on September 2, 1960. Margie was baptized into Christ early in her life and was a faithful Christian all her life, attending Churches of Christ with her husband and family. The Jennings had three children, Ariel E. Jennings (deceased at birth), Ross B. Jennings and wife Ronda and Trent E. Jennings and wife Kim; and five grandchildren: Niall Jennings and wife Danika; Kief Jennings, Drew Jennings, Finnly Jennings, and Rowan Jennings.

Margie was a loving mother and grandmother and adored her family more than words can express. She always put others ahead of self obeying the teaching of Jesus that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Daughter-in-Law, Kim recalls that Margie was a wonderful mother-in-law to her and Ronda, always encouraging and inclusive, a good listener, understanding and a real joy to be around.

Margie has a loving host of cousins, nephews, nieces and extended family members. Margie and Marshall Jennings enjoyed a long, loving marriage and celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 2, 2020.On the day of their anniversary, Marshall wrote “My Darling Margie, when I think of our love and life together these 60 years, my heart soars! Happy Anniversary, Love Always, Your Marshall.”

According to Marshall, Margie possessed a thousand dimensions of a loving internal beauty that expressed itself in a sweet personality, always helpful and giving to others, filled with thanksgiving for God’s blessings. In Mississippi, Margie was active in Women’s Club and was State Club woman in 1980. She taught Bible Class for children at Churches of Christ wherever they lived and loved to write children’s songs and puppet shows to teach the Bible or to train children.

Margie, with her husband, loved musicals and classical music and she played the piano. She loved to get in to the car and travel with her husband and boys. With her husband, she visited all 50 states and traveled internationally. As both sons reached Eagle Scout, she joined her husband as Co-Leader of a Coed Explorer Post in Science and Engineering and made many trips with young Scouts. Margie and Marshall Jennings have resided near Dripping Springs, Texas in the Texas Hill Country since 1990, on the O’Neill Ranch Estates.

Margie fell gently into the arms of Jesus at 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2020—The Lord’s Day—surrounded by Marshall, sons Brad and Trent Jennings, loving caregivers Eva Soksevic and Maria Padron, and neighbors Lisa Rae Crowe and Paul Plata, and Rhonda and Steve Bittick.

Thomason Funeral Home - Wimberley
14700 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX 78676

Published on the Thomason Funeral Home website October 2020.

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