On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00 a.m., Marjorie Lea Chambers of Apopka, FL, passed away into the presence of her Lord, at the age of 85, after an extended illness. Marjorie was born in the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica, West Indies. Her parents were the late Rev. Cyril Shirley and Jane Adelle Shirley. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, the Rev. Edward B. Chambers, her sons Errol, Ronald, Eton (Virginia), Christopher, Dwayne (Adelia), her daughter Donnette (Trevor), her grandchildren, Attiyya (Rudshun), Hotep, Moza, Ayende, Lauren, Jordan, Chauncey, Qunasia, and Errol, Jr. and her great-grandchildren Suniyah, Rudakai, Landon, Joshua, Landan and Erie. Marjorie is also survived by her sister, Hyacinth, as well as many nieces and nephews within her extended family.
Marjorie will be lovingly remembered as a wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend who graciously and fiercely provided for and protected her family. She was a loyal and faithful friend who went to great lengths to make people feel at home and to help people in any way that she could.
After graduating from The University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Marjorie became a medical care professional. While working at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY, Marjorie helped bring new lives into the world as an OB/GYN nurse. After her retirement from nursing, Marjorie became a Mary Kay consultant, which she passionately enjoyed. Marjorie also had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and she was actively involved in her church over the years, specifically serving as First Lady.
The visitation for Marjorie Chambers will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Highland Funeral Home in Apopka, FL. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Apopka Assembly of God, followed by the burial at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka, FL.
My deepest condolences to family and friends.I pray that the family will find strength and comfort in our Lord and peace and understanding in memories and in love of a beautiful life well lived.
Melanie HarrisCHARLOTTE, NC
Mom Chambers you will always be in my heart. I will miss our long talks and your wisdom. So thankful I got to spend time with you in June. RIP beautiful lady! Much Love to you!
Dear Mrs. Chambers,
We thank God for having you in our lives and our family. Thank you for your lovely Thanksgiving Dinners at your Baldwin home, your hospitality at your Florida home and always remembering us at Christmas. You will be missed for the wonderful person you were and know that you will still watch over your family while you are resting in peace. With much love Mom and Judy
Judy Quintana mom and daughterNew York, NY
You have run the race and fought the good fight. The crown of life is awaiting you. Rest in Peace.
It was a pleasure to know my cousin Marjorie. She was a wonderful person. I know she is in a better place. She has moved from labor to reward. She will be missed.
Frances TomlinsonSorrento, FL
I am so sorry I am unable to be there with my family. I cherish the memories of traveling to NYC to visit. Aunt Marjorie would always cook up a delicious Jamaican dish. I remember when she sold Mary Kay and recuited me to sell too. There are so many memories... I am so glad that I was able visit with Aunt Marjorie last year. Aunt Marjorie you fought a good fight, now it is time for you to rest. I will miss you deeply. Family take one day at a time. Trust in the Lord. Love Nessy
Denise HolleyBridgeport, CT
RIP, aunt Marjorie. You have done your time, now is time to be with your Lord and savior. You will be missed.
Howard A. Shirley (Carlton son)Lithonia, GA
You are greatly missed, but you are now in the loving arms of God. Oh what a joy that must be.
Yvonne ThomasAPOPKA, FL
We will miss you so much Aunt Majorie and we know you are not suffering anymore , your beautiful spirit is with our lord Jesus Christ......♥️
George and Donna MathisMarietta, GA
I had great childhood memories of traveling to New York to see Aunt Marjorie and Uncle Ben and my cousins. My mother Hyacinth and Aunt Marjorie was close. I hope all of the first cousin keep up our communications and stay close as a family. I am very proud to be a member of the Great Shirley Family. Condolence to Uncle Ben and my cousins, and all who loved Aunt Marjorie.
Lisa JosephLisaRandolph, MA