3/20/49 – 8/25/21

Marjorie Heath was born on March 20, 1949, to Lloyd F. Heath and Syble Melinda Chambliss Heath of Center, Texas and passed peacefully in her home on August 25, 2021 after a very courageous eightmonth battle of Leukemia. She was a member of Woodsprings Baptist Church and was especially fond of and helped with the mission work that the church supports. The members there will miss her good cakes, banana breads, her kindness, and love that she showed to all especially the children.

Services were conducted at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Wayne Roberts and Bro. Andrew King officiating. Masks were required. Visitation was at 9:00-10:00 a.m. prior to the services. Graveside services follwed in the Woodsprings community at Woodsprings Baptist Church Cemetery-2093 Woodsprings Road, Logansport, Louisiana.

Marjorie grew up in Mansfield, Louisiana with her parents, three sisters, and one brother. The untimely death of her mom when Marjorie was seven put a hardship on the family, but her dad kept the family strong, and each sibling helped the younger ones and they had loving help and support from their mom and dad’s families. When Marjorie was in the 10th grade, the three youngest, Marjorie, Marti, and R. L., were redistricted to Grand Cane High School where they all participated in school activities and especially sports. Marjorie was an All-District basketball player and a member of Grand Cane High School’s last graduating class of 1967. She attended Northeast University in Monroe receiving her B.S. in Home Economics but found her niche as a Librarian and received her Masters of Library Science at North Texas State. She worked as a medical, public, and school librarian. The school libraries were where her heart was, and she put her best effort possible into helping the teachers with all types of media and research but most of all encouraging students to read. She made the library a welcoming place for kids to hang out.

After retirement she loved her flower gardens, mowing the yard, bush-hogging in the pasture, raising calves, and traveling. Marjorie loved her family immensely and was a mentor to all.

She found a renewed love for basketball when she joined a senior women’s 3 on 3 basketball team that travelled to state tournaments and played in the Senior National Games. She stayed fit and was actively playing through December. The love of the game and the new friends that she made was a big, big, part of her life for the last fifteen years. She has numerous medals and two gold medals for National Championships in 2015 and 2017.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her mother and father; sister, Virginia Heath Streetman; and brother, Robert Lloyd Heath. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sisters, Betty Rice, Marti Stone and husband Greg; nieces, Melinda Sanders and husband Mickey, Donna Judd and husband Billy, Cyndi Taglavore and husband Kevin, Theresa Anderson and husband B.J., Alysia Kojak, Niki Kojak, and Syble Heath; nephews, Eddie Mayo and wife Christie, and Robert Heath, Jr.; brother-in-law, Hosea Streetman; numerous greatnieces and nephews; special friend, Lin Gamble; along with many wonderful and supportive friends and other relatives.

Honoring Marjorie as pallbearers were her nephews and great nephews. Serving as honorary pallbearers were the members of the women’s senior Hoopaholics basketball teams

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