posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Rest in peace Marion, you were a good friend to me and many others. We had so many good times together like when we visited the Gates by Cristo display in Central Park. Despite being such a cold winter day, we had such fun going through the orange fabric curtains with thousands of other people, everyone smiling, and laughing - a great day of peace and love. Marion really enjoyed herself that day. She loved being around people.
I went to a few of her performances at the senior center, Marion always sang and danced to the 60's music. She was one of a kind - she didn't care if you were white, black, American, not American, rich, poor - she would find something good in everyone. When she was a social worker, her goal was always family reunification - so different from the NJ state policies that divided families. Thankfully NJ state is finally opening their eyes and changing policies.
Marion also chose another caring profession - teaching. Teaching was more than a paycheck to her, she loved her students and wanted to see them succeed. She was fluent in French and Spanish, and a bit of Arabic I believe. She loved traveling, having been to Tunisia, China, and Europe. She always had a quest for knowledge especially of other countries and cultures.
Marion was thrilled when Jasmine married Kellan, and gave Marion the perfect granddaughter!!! If only she had more time, sadly the last few years during the pandemic have been tough. I was so sad to hear of Marion's passing, I didn't expect it, she was a strong woman who didn't let things keep her down. I was thankful I saw her a few weeks before she died.
Marion had a strong faith in God, her funeral was a reflection of that. It was a beautiful service, with a wonderful voiced choir - so fitting because she loved music and God so much. At the end there was a white dove release. So beautiful. Marion was a believer in Jesus and the resurrection. One day we will all meet again in God's kingdom in perfect peace and harmony. Rest in peace until then, Marion. I still miss you.