Marjorie V. Wyatt: Jan. 28, 2019
Published 2:53 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019
TIPP CITY, Ohio — Marjorie Virginia Wyatt, age 95, of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Americus, Ga., to Emanuel Britton and Lula Virginia (Morrell) Lansford. She is preceded in death by her parents, five siblings, her husband Thurman W. “T.W.” Wyatt, her daughter Faye O’Hearn Lewis and her son William “Bill” Wyatt. Marjorie is survived by her daughter Sue (Doug) Amlin, Tipp City, Ohio, and son, Thurman David (Anne) Wyatt, Locust Grove, Ga.; and daughter-in-law Gina Wyatt, Gray, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Majela (Jim) Morris, Brian (Michele) Amlin, Jay Conway, Daniel (Megan) Wyatt, Brandon Wyatt, Carli Amlin, Justin (Christy) Wyatt, Jessica (Jeff) VanSchaick, Patrick Wyatt; 16 great-grandchildren, Gabe and Savy Dean, Joshua, Jessica and Jordan Kimbrell, Wyatt and William VanSchaick, Macey Wyatt, Brady Wyatt, Ethan and Ashley Morris, Hailey and Taylor (Cobb) Conway, and Josiah, Sam David, Eliza, Isaac, Ezra and Joanna Wyatt; a special niece Angela Clark and many more special nieces and nephews and special friends.
Marjorie “Margie” Wyatt, known also as Grandma Margie and Gigi, was a daughter, sister, wife, cousin, aunt, mom, grandma, great-grandma. and friend. She lived an amazing life, loving on her family and serving the Lord. She gave herself away to everyone. Whether it was cooking her famous chicken casserole for gatherings, baking her amazing chocolate or pecan pies, or making sure her candy jar was filled for those visiting her, especially the kids, she did everything with love. You couldn’t have a conversation with her and not feel that you were the most special person in the world to her in that moment. She made time for anyone and everyone. She was never short of people who wanted to spend time with her. Of course you didn’t dare call her at 7 p.m. and interrupt her watching ‘The Wheel” (Wheel of Fortune) while drinking a “Co-Cola” from a little glass bottle and eating a pack of Lance crackers. Margie wrote cards possibly every day making sure not to miss birthdays, anniversaries, wishing you to get well, sending sympathies, or just a letter to answer your card. She and the postmaster had an amazing relationship.
Margie worked for Piggly Wiggly for over 40 years. It was not uncommon for her check-out line to be over 10 people deep when the other lines were empty. Her customers loved seeing her and Margie took great care of her customers by counting their money, cashing checks, and being helpful. At home, you would find Margie and T.W. with a constant rotation of guests for dinner, never turning a soul away: neighbors, friends, long-distance family members, young men T.W. was mentoring and keeping off the streets, or just people they knew needed a meal. Never knowing who would be there, each one was treated like family. They taught and modeled that there is always room at the table for one more, a real Open Table. Margie had a way of stretching their meals with extra biscuits, cornbread, or butter beans. She made the best sweet tea, always boiling the tea bags on the stove to help with steeping.
After the passing of her husband T.W. in 1992, Margie started to share her time between her home in Georgia and her daughter’s home in Ohio. In 2003, Margie moved to Ohio permanently.
Margie not only believed in the power of prayer, she lived it every day showing us as she would bow on her knees. When older, instead of bowing, lying in bed, always praying or in her words, “just continuing a conversation with God.” Margie brought more people to the Lord than all of her family’s fingers and toes together. She never missed a chance to witness to others or to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Even in her final days, she continued to bless the food with a prayer to the Lord, maybe even with extra thanks if it was a carry-in meal from her favorite restaurants Chick-Fil-A or Cracker Barrel, because of course there are no Krystals in Ohio.
Margie Wyatt lived out the words of Jesus recorded in Matthew 22: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” In her final days she embodied the words of Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:16: “While outwardly our bodies are passing away, inwardly we are being made new day by day.” Her hope, salvation, and life were in Jesus. Daily she was renewed in Him to pour herself out to others. Now, who her heart knew well, her eyes have finally seen.
Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Locust Grove, 2950 Tanger Blvd., Locust Grove GA 30248, followed by a Celebration of Life at noon, then a luncheon. Committal will take place in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, 7070 Houston Road, Macon GA 21216 at approximately 3:30 p.m. that afternoon.
Donations may be made in loving memory of Margie to Hospice of Miami County. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City OH 45371. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fringsandbayliff.com