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New Cleveland Cemetery
Monday February 13th, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Marjorie Hankins

CLEVELAND - Marjorie Ray Hankins, age 76, of Cleveland, MS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Southaven, MS at her daughter's home surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with breast cancer. 

Visitation will be held Monday, February 13th from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 13th in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. J.B. Hays will officiate the service.

Marjorie was born on June 3, 1940 in Marks, MS to Charlie Sanford Ray and Rhoda Rico Ray. She married Ottis Hankins on November 6, 1958 in Marks, MS. Marjorie was the secretary for Hankins Body Shop for 30 years in Cleveland, MS. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Marjorie loved working in the yard and cooking. Her passion in life was loving and caring for her family. Her joy and main goal in life was to make a comfortable home for her children and family. Ever the optimist, Marjorie could always find the good in everything. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Marjorie and Ottis' neighbors, family and friends for their extended support during her illness.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents--Charlie Sanford Ray and Rhoda Rico Ray, her son--Gordon Ray Hankins, her sister--Edra Willis and her brother--James "Jimmy" Edward Ray.

Marjorie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ottis Hankins of Cleveland, MS; Daughter, Tracy(Keith) Rosson of Portland, AR; Daughter, Stephanie(Wes) Shive of Southaven, MS; Sister, Joyce Brown of Marks, MS; Brother, Royce Ray of Lambert, MS; Sister, Evelyn Gardner of Marks, MS; Sister, JoAnne O'neal of Olive Branch, MS; 4 grandchildren--Davis Hankins, Lauren (Pierce) Williams, Parker Rosson and Olivia Shive. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Marjorie's honor to:

Chi Alpha Campus Ministries

c/o Pierce and Lauren Williams #287193

1445 N. Booneville Ave.

Springfield, MO 65802

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I am so sorry to read of Ms. Hankins passing. I extend my condolences to the entire family. Psalm 34:18 says: Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. May you be comforted by his words during your time of bereavement.

Alexandra Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM

Sad to hear of Ms. Marjorie's passing. Our family's have known each other for decades. God bless you all as you place Ms. Marjorie in her final resting place in the arms of Jesus.

Elizabeth Higginbotham Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM


BECKY MCNEELY Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Marjorie's death. At a1:50 I looked ar my computer and saw the obituary. By then I did not have time to get there. I am so sorry, she was a lovely lady and a great neighbor.

Carolyn Ballard Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM

Your mom will be missed. She was a sweet and kind person. I am sending my prayers to family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

Mary Ann Ford Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM

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So sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet person. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Vicki Lindsey Feb 12 2017 12:00 AM

Stephanie we saw your heartbreak at the first knowledge of your mother's diagnosis, later at it's unwelcomed return, watched you agonize over her treatment options, and without hesitation open your home to your parents. You have with sacrifice and unselfish devotion been the epitome of a loving daughter. Well done Stephanie .. no regrets.. no doubt you made her proud. ..The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 Until you see her again.
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Justine Rodriguez and your St. Jude work family

Justine Rodriguez Feb 12 2017 12:00 AM