Marjorie Rakestraw Landrum, 89, passed from this life to join her lifelong partner, Billy Frank Landrum, in heaven on October 11, 2017 after a brief illness. Marjorie was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1927 where she graduated from Girls High School and attended Georgia Tech University. She met her lifelong partner, Billy, a Veteran of WWII in Atlanta and they were married in 1948. Marjorie is survived by her three children, Douglas Frank Landrum of Laguna Beach, CA; Charles Thomas Landrum of The Villages, FL and Barbara Landrum Bozarth of Vacaville, CA; four grandchildren, Brett Landrum, Ellen Bozarth Jackowski, Dr. Elizabeth Landrum Jurenko and Thomas Landrum; and three great grandchildren, Liam and Cara Jackowski and Vivien Jurenko. Marjorie enjoyed a career in publishing and was an accomplished ceramicist. A graveside service will be held at Westview Cemetery, 1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, on Thursday October 19 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Red Cross. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528, www.forestmeadowsfh.com.
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To Marge’s family,
Sorry to learn of Marge’s passing but glad to learn that she lived many years after we lost contact with her. We live in Atlanta and saw her obituary in the AJC. Marge, Bill and their family were our neighbors in Hillsdale, NJ many years ago. Barbara used to babysit for our children. Hope the family is doing well. I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to say Hello. We remember all of you as great neighbors and friends.