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Marjorie L. Williams

August 4, 1934 ~ October 5, 2017 (age 83)

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October 11, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
October 12, 2017

1:00 PM
Oak Grove Baptist Church
1063 Old Two Notch Road
Elgin, SC 29045

Interment following funeral service
October 12, 2017

Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
1063 Old Two Notch Road
Elgin, SC 29045

Marjorie Rollerson Williams, affectionately known as “Aunt Margie”, was born August 4, 1934 in Greeleyville, SC, to the late Aaron and Alice Marie Smith Rollerson.  She was also predeceased by her husband, Bennie Lee Williams (1998), and two sons, Rodney Steven (2010) and Eric Renard (2017).

Her family moved from Greeleyville to Harlem, NY when she was 11 years old. She was educated in the public schools of New York City.  After graduating high school, Marjorie attended and graduated from the Lincoln School for Nurses—an institution established for the training of Black nurses. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Management and a Master in Public Health Administration, both from Marymount Manhattan College in New York. She also received additional training at other institutions.

Marjorie met Bennie Lee, the love of her life, and they married on October 31, 1959. God blessed them with four sons: Rodney, Michael, Eric and Brian.  Marjorie was a wonderful wife and mother who dedicated her life to loving and caring for her family. 

Marjorie worked as Director of Nursing for various health care facilities and was a NY State Nursing Home Inspector for many years. She contributed to the NY business community as an entrepreneur. She owned and operated Williams Enterprise Nurse’s Registry, providing staffing for nursing homes and hospitals.  She also owned and operated the Marie A. Payne Home Care Agency and NET Institute, a Certified Nurse Assistant training school.

As a child, Marjorie accepted Christ and was baptized at Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church. She later became an active member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church and then New Covenant COGIC (Baptist)—both in Queens, NY, where she served as Superintendent of Sunday School; sang in the choir; and was Vice-President of the Missionary Guild.  Upon relocating to South Carolina, she became a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Elgin, SC.

Her favorite things to do included singing, playing the piano, and listening to gospel music. She enjoyed studying the Bible and habitually praying for her family and friends.  She also enjoyed telling stories about the past. Her favorite saying was, “To God be the glory.”

Marjorie departed this life on Thursday, October 5, 2017, after an extended illness. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Michael and Brian, both of Elgin, SC; two special daughters, Mary Frances McClary of Astoria, NY and Angela Guy of Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Rev. Dr. Thomasena F. Clayton of NY, and one brother Edmund (Sonny) Rollerson of NY; two aunts, Evangelist Shirley McClary and Mary Etta McClary, both of Kingstree, SC;  three sisters-in-law: Mary Williams of NY, Edna Grant of Odenton, MD, and Jophelia James of Bronx NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

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