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MARJORIE RUTH NOWLIN

April 6, 1928 September 19, 2013
MARJORIE RUTH NOWLIN
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Marjorie Ruth Nowlin was born in Sunderland, Maryland on April 6, 1928 to the late Ashby Rawlings Sr. and Sarah Morsell-Rawlings, in Calvert County, Maryland. She was preceded in her journey by her siblings Stanley Rawlings (Zelma), Ringgold Clayton (Landon), Ashby Rawlings, Jr. (Edna, Evelyn), Eva Smith (Arnett), Charlotte Burriss (Caleb), Landaus Smith (Clarence), Blanche Ward (Benjamin), Sadie Gray (Joseph) and Henry Rawlings. Marjorie went to eternal rest on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Prince George's Medical Center.

Marjorie was the ninth child of thirteen children. She attended Calvert County Public Schools. Mt. Hope United Methodist Church was her Alpha and Omega earthly church home.

Marjorie was united in marriage to the late Calvin W. Nowlin. They did not have children of their own, however, Marjorie had her pet dogs Lance, Princess, Lucky and Blue. She loved them dearly. Whenever friends or family stopped by, she asked if you want something to eat. Laughing she would say, "I have some dog food", surprisingly to the visitors the food was baked chicken, ham or roast beef, the exact same offerings she provided her prized pets.

Marjorie and Calvin had a printing business. Calvin was a Capital Cab owner/driver, Cab Number 210. Their company printed the cab driver manifest forms for all taxicab companies in Washington, DC for many years. Capital Cab also hosted many events at the Marshall Hall Amusement Park and Marjorie assisted in preparing the food.

Marjorie was very generous. When she visited family in Calvert County, Marjorie came there rich but returned home poor, meaning that she gave her all to her family. She would bring food for the family, such as fresh fish, macaroni and cheese, corn bread and clothes.

When relatives graduated from high school, she took them in and made them pay rent. As a good money manager, Marjorie would deposit the money in a savings account unbeknown to them. When they left her home, she gave them the bankbook with the money she saved.

Marjorie also loved gardening. When you asked her what was the name of a flower in her yard, she would respond, it is pretty flower and that was enough. She kept her yard neat and beautiful. She would also help keep her neighbor's grass cut, plant flowers in their garden and remove snow from their driveway when needed. She loved her neighbors and was an outstanding member of the 44th Street Neighborhood Association. Marjorie was also the neighborhood chauffer. She would take others to the shopping mall, to their doctor's appointments and wherever else one needed to go.

Marjorie was employed at the United States Supreme Court as a Chef for many years. She was known to prepare personal meals for the Supreme Court Justices at their request, especially for Justice Clarence Thomas. She was highly recognized for her work ethic.

Marjorie leaves to cherish her memories, sisters Emma Kent (Jewell), Mildred Wills (Calvin) and Ida Rice (Stephen), brother-in-law Benjamin Ward (Blanche); loving niece and nephew-in-law, Thelma and Joseph Spriggs; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

24

Sep

9:30 AM 9/24/2013 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/24/2013 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Hope UM Church

145 Dalrymple Road
Sunderland, MD 20689

Mt. Hope UM Church
145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland 20689 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

24

Sep

11:00 AM 9/24/2013 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Hope UM Church

145 Dalrymple Road
Sunderland, MD 20689

Mt. Hope UM Church
145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland 20689 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Tuesday

24

Sep

1:30 PM 9/24/2013 1:30:00 PM
Harmony Memorial Park

7101 Sheriff Road
Hyattsville, MD 20785

Harmony Memorial Park
7101 Sheriff Road Hyattsville 20785 MD
United States
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