Margie Elaine Noble Reid, 90, went to be with her beloved Savior on Monday, March 21, 2023, at the Washington County Nursing Home. Born in Jackson, Alabama, on March 13, 1933, Ms. Margie graduated high school and had two years of college. The early part of her life was as a homemaker in Jackson and later as a bookkeeper with Jackson First Bank & Trust, until she retired and started a new career babysitting her grandchildren.
Until health issues occasioned her move to Leroy, Ms. Margie had been a lifelong, devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson, later moving her membership to Pine Grove Methodist in Leroy. While in Jackson, she taught Sunday School, loved singing alto in the choir, served on committees, and had a passion for sharing the salvation of Jesus Christ with others. She was an avid reader, who focused on the Bible and other books to help her journey of faith.
Ms. Margie was full of humor, loving to laugh and share with those around her. A consummate storyteller, she excelled in telling ghost stories to her siblings, children, and grandchildren. She was a chocolate connoisseur, loving her tootsie roll pops, snickers, and other types of chocolate. But she was very well-known for her cooking and baking talents, and especially her coconut cream pie.
She was a passionate bridge player, a huge Alabama football fan, and a lover of birds, dogs, and cats. She had been a member of a bowling league and loved hosting family for all of the holidays and birthdays for each family member, including grandchildren…at least one a month.
Being part of a musical family, Ms. Margie was an excellent piano player who even had her own version of “The Boogie Woogie”. She had the personality that caused people from Jackson and Leroy both to love her and claim her as their own.
Ms. Margie lived life to the fullest, but was ready to ‘go home’ to be with her family and friends who had already gone on. She believed in the promise of God in John 3:16…For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE!
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir Fund.
Ms. Margie is survived by:
Daughters: Jeanne (Daniel) Powell, Judy (Vic) Pugh, Carrie (Dan) Garris
Brother: Frank (Deborah) Noble
Sisters-in-law: Rebekah Noble, Charlene Noble
Grandchildren: Jay (Jessica Furr) VanDee, Jacob VanDee, Joy (Brandon) Burris, Erin (Kip) Hardin, Coley Pugh, Reid Garris, Cooper Garris
She was preceded in death by:
Parents: Colon "Coley" Coleman Noble and Gladys Dakota Munn Noble
Brothers: Chet Noble, Buddy Noble
Sisters: Shirley Lowder, Marilyn Jensen, Nancy Chapman
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson Alabama. Rev. Jim Dufriend and Rev. Ralph Wooten will officiate and St. Stephens Funeral Home will direct.
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