Tommey, Marjorie Campbell (Rock Springs)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Marjorie Tommey
Marjorie Tommey

Marjorie Campbell Tommey of Rock Springs, Georgia passed peacefully in her sleep at home January 9, 2018.

Marjorie was born in Oklahoma City, on March 10, 1925. She was one of nine children and the last of her generation for both family lines. She was the daughter of Maude Gillette and Clarence Campbell.

Marjorie’s father died of an infection during the Depression which forced her mother to place four of the youngest children into the Masonic Children’s Home. Marjorie was seven years old upon acceptance into the home. She was there with her sisters Jo Helen and Jean. She lived at the home for eleven years. She then moved to the YWCA from the time she was 18-22 years of age.

Marjorie received a business scholarship from the Eastern Stars. She began her business career with ALCOA and Dun & Bradstreet where she met Gene Paul Tommey. They married in May of 1948.  Gene served in the US Army and their assignments together included Lawton, Oklahoma; Houston, Texas; Enid, Oklahoma; Pusan, Korea and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Marjorie loved flowers, song birds and words. She enjoyed sewing and quilting most of her active life. She passed on her love for these to three generations. Most of all she loved her family who she constantly encouraged and uplifted each one of them.  She had a strong faith in Christ, was a selfless giver, and a peacemaker. She was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by Gene Paul Tommey (husband), Vera Goree (sister), Eleanor Miley (sister), Audrey Lauret (sister), Buddy Campbell (brother), Jean Evelyn (sister), Norma Yeager (sister), Jo Helen Robertson (sister).

She is survived by her children, Janice Tommey Neal (Stan), Paul Edwin Tommey (Catherine), David Lee Tommey, Kenneth Irwin Tommey (Kim), Janell Tommey McKenzie (Bruce).

Grandchildren include Matthew Charles Neal (Jana), Nicholas Tommey Neal (Ashlea), Russell Ashley Tommey (Michelle), Kenneth Dustin Tommey (Raven), Sandy Austin Tommey, Heather Tommey Weihl (Eddie), Cameron Edward Tommey.

Great-grandchildren include Julianna, Winona, Sonia, North, Hope, Tucker, Reese, Walden, Caroine, and Rowan.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

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