Memorial services for Marjorie Wilkinson Boswell Tester will be held Monday, at 11 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home, with Rev. Leon Ballard and Rev. David Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Marjorie was born on Jan. 16, 1935, and died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at her home in Meridian. She was surrounded by her family. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and never lost her positive attitude. She had a passion and love for the piano. She taught piano lessons for many years and played at several churches in Meridian but found a special home at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church. Her love of playing the piano and singing with her siblings warmed the hearts of all who knew her. Marjorie was an avid bridge player, loved all kinds of needlework and was an enthusiastic sports fan. Many people around the south remember her talent for making fudge and her generous heart that shared it.
Survivors include her husband of 20 years, John Tester; son, Butch Boswell (Edith); daughter, Kathy Boswell; step-children: John III, Brian and Angela Tester; five grandchildren: Carrie Ainsworth (Mike), Hunter Davis (Mandy), Chase Davis (Kelly), Braxton Boswell (Courtney), Shane Garrett (Kathi); eight great-grandchildren; siblings: Joe Wilkinson (Edwina), Sarah Rutledge (Bobby), Bill Wilkinson (Dartha), and David Wilkinson (Delma); and, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many close and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, V.G. and Lorraine Wilkinson; her first husband, Jimmie Boswell, and his parents, Red and Mary Boswell.
The family requests memorials be made to Grace Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund, 7330 Highway 493, Meridian, MS 39305.
Visitation will be Sunday, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the funeral home.