Marjorie White Whitney

Published 5:19 pm Thursday, January 2, 2020

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, Marjorie White Whitney of LaGrange, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 71.

Marjie was born on Nov. 25, 1948, in Biddeford, Maine, to Tom and Marjorie (Sherwell) White. She graduated from Maryville College in 1970. On December 22, 1970, she and Lucas Venning Whitney were married in Greenville, South Carolina. They raised three children, Lucas, Sarah, and Anna. Marjie enjoyed heirloom sewing and taught lessons and made and sold items in LaGrange, Georgia, for five years. She also loved children and served 18 years as a teacher at St. Mark’s Episcopal Kindergarten in LaGrange, Georgia. Marjie was a member of the Altar Guild at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, as well as a part of the Eucharistic Visitors, Meals on Wheels and Clothing Center ministries. Marjie’s family was her world. She enjoyed spending time with them for all occasions, particularly holidays and annual beach and ski trips, and she loved taking family photos and snapshots of precious memories. 

Marjie was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Marjorie White. She is survived by her husband, Lucas; her son, Lucas, and his wife, Lorri Whitney, and their two children, Luke and Lilly, all of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; her daughter Sarah and her husband Jeremiah Wojnarowski, and their three children, Savannah, Gabriel and Elijah, all of Burns, Tennessee; and her daughter Anna and her husband Izz Noland and their son, Imran, all of Birmingham, Alabama; her brother Tom; and sister Sally; and 12 nieces and nephews. She was also beloved by her friends and caregivers Jean Sivell and Leola Broughton and the WellStar West Georgia Healthcare Home Hospice team. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in LaGrange. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of LaGrange, Georgia, or WellStar Community Hospice.

Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, (706) 884-7117.