Marjorie Ann Sleath Kendall was born to Vivian Andrew Sleath and Sadie Marie Sleath in San Francisco, Calif., on March 6, 1940. She passed away peacefully on Thursday Dec. 1, 2022.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at noon at New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy. The Rev. Mitch Boulton officiated. Burial followed in New Ebenezer Cemetery.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
She graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston Salem, N.C., in 1957 before heading to Barbados with her family. There, she met and married Jim Kendall, who was stationed in the Navy, and would start a long and fruitful marriage. She was a faithful wife for a week shy of 64 years. She retired from the Obion County Central School System after 40 years as a caring and beloved cook at Hornbeak Junior High and Obion County Central High School. Marjorie was a faithful servant of Christ and the New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she served as a choir director and treasurer for many years.
For those who knew her, she was remembered as a great cook with everyone loving her rolls, cookie and cinnamon rolls. She was one of the most hospitable people around always inviting and hosting families to her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Kendall on June 22, 2022; and her parents, Vivian Andrew Sleath and Sadie Marie (Haley) Sleath.
She is survived by her two sisters, Barbara Clifford of Duxbury, Mass., and Nancy Smith of Belfast, Maine; her children, Robert Andrew Kendall and wife, Robin (Brewer) Kendall, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Kerrie Lynn (Kendall) Bargery and husband, Barry Bargery, of Munford, Jon Steven Kendall and wife, Camille (Stricklin) Kendall, of Troy and James Barry Kendall and wife, Julie (Clanton) Kendall, of Obion; as well as 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Messenger 12.06.22