Marjorie Holmes Rock a daughter, wife and awesome mother was called home on Tuesday September 1st, 2020. She has been reunited with her loving husband Richard; they were married for 63 years.
Born in Jacksonville Florida on October 27th, 1932 to Barbara Crews and George Holmes, she was just 6 weeks shy of her 88th birthday.
She was president of her senior class and went on to have a long career in the mortgage and banking sectors. During high school she worked part time at a Walgreen’s lunch counter in downtown Jacksonville where she met her future husband Richard. He saw her from his car while waiting for the light to turn green, he pulled the car over and walked in to introduce himself. Yes, love at first sight stories do happen.
Richard got a weekend pass from the Army during the Korean conflict and they were married at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Her passions were first and foremost her family and friends. She loved throwing parties and treasured building lasting friendships. Her idea of a small dinner party was 50 people. She was a social butterfly, strong, independent and yet a true southern lady. Her friends would say “put Marjorie in a social environment and soon she will be running the show”!
Here real passions were time with her family, dancing with Richard, cruising, traveling (she lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for years), and helping family and friends with life issues. She believed a family picnic far exceeded a fancy restaurant. Sundays were always dedicated to family and friends. Later in life she organized the first women’s coloring club in Merritt Island. Rumor has it there was more gossip then coloring. Through her actions she taught her children how to advocate for those that needed help or did not have a voice. A deeply religious woman, she was a foot solider in God’s Kingdom too help others. With Richard she helped get Divine Mercy Catholic Church out of the Barn Theater and into a real church building in 1963.
She taught her children how to love and respect others by the love she showed to her parents and to Richard. 63 years of marriage and they still held hands wherever they went. Marjorie is survived by her son Alan, daughter Tammie Rock, daughter in-law Melissa Rock, niece Vickie Friend, nephew Michael and his wife Teresa Friend, along with a very long list of close friends. A mass and celebration of her life will be held at Divine Mercy Church, 1940 N. Courtenay Parkway. 32953, at 11:00 A.M. on October 3, 2020. You may sign Marjorie’s guestbook at https://www.beckman-williamson.com/obituary/Marjorie-Rock
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