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Marjorie Hankins

June 3, 1940 — February 11, 2017

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

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Monday, February 13, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

New Cleveland Cemetery

N Bayou Rd, Cleveland, MS

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