Marjorie B. Pugh was born on March 21, 1934 in Bellville, Texas, the fourth of five children born to Nettie and Ira Blackman. She was married 46 years to James Henry Pugh, who proceeded her in death in May 2003. Marjorie graduated from Huston-Tillotson College (now University), with a B.A in History; with a concentration in Secondary Education in 1960. While attending Huston-Tillotson, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After graduating from college and supporting her military husband, the family settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado after his retirement from the service in 1973. Marjorie taught junior high school until her retirement from District 11 of Colorado Springs, Colorado in June 1999. Prior to retirement, she completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University in 1996. Following her husband’s death in 2003, Marjorie moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado where she was a devoted servant in her church’s Sunday school, BTU, choir, and superintendent for Trinity Baptist Church for over 15 years. Her move to San Antonio was in August 2004, where she moved her church membership to True Vine Baptist Church. Marjorie loved the Lord and would keep busy with God’s work. Her passion for service lead to her becoming an active member for the Care and Visitation Team, Sunday school, and bible study while at True Vine Baptist Church. Marjorie was often known to encouraged those around her by her walk and devotion to Christian morals. Two of Marjorie’s most memorable travels in her later years included a missionary trip to Nairobi, Kenya in 2005 and a spiritual pilgrimage to Israel with a small church group from True Vine, led by Rev. Bruce Proctor in February 2014. After her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in December 2014, she was moved to Austin, Texas. She then moved back to San Antonio after four years in Austin, due to a decline in her health in March 2019. Marjorie passed from mortality to immortality on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She leaves to mourn her only surviving baby sister, Barbara Jean Fromayan, of Golden Valley, Minnesota; her children: Anitra L. Reed, of San Antonio, Texas; Deitra R. Morris, of St. Petersburg, Florida; Christal M. Kates, James S. Pugh, and Deani V. Flemmings, all of Austin, Texas; Helga Verwray Scott, of Atlanta, Georgia; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, 16 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren, relatives and special friends.

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  1. HOLY GREETINGS TO YOU, OUR FAMILY, IN THE PRECIOUS AND MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS THE CHRIST. PRAYING THIS MESSAGE FINDS YOU DOING BETTER THAN YOU EXPECTED AND BECAUSE OF THE MANY BLESSINGS OF GOD. MARJORIE WAS A BLESSED SOUL. THIS IS FROM YOUR OKLAHOMA CITY FAMILY. COUSIN, I REMEMBER AT THE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR YOUR MOTHER, NETTIE ROSA LEE ANGELINE VITEA HARRIS BLACKMON GARRETT, YOU TOLD MY MOM “WE JUST FOLLOWED THE ROAD MAP, MOTHER LAID THE MAP AND WE FOLLOWED IT.” ENJOY YOUR ARRIVAL IN GLORY AND PRAISE HIM LIKE YOU NEVER HAVE. SAVE SEATS FOR US. AMEN FAMILY? AMEN, IT IS SADDENING BUT I BELIEVE WE CAN PRAISE THROUGH THE PAIN AND KNOW THAT GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES. WELL DONE THY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.

  2. 1 Corinthians 15:53-54 NIV [53] For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. [54] When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 🎉 Hallelujah! Amen!! Mom, you’re now home clothed in victory eternal! We shall see each other again!! 💕 ~ Helga Verwray Scott (Majorie’s 5th out of 6 children)

  3. “ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all of them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7–8 Mom, you will be greatly missed. The memories we have of your nurturing spirit and examples of how we are to be witnesses for Christ, keep us humble. We will see you again in paradise. Love, Anitra L. Reed ( first born daughter) and Christal M. Kates (third born daughter).

  4. May God continue to keep his loving arms around the family. Mrs. Pugh was a true soldier for the Lord. She loved Him and He loved her. Now that your work is done rest in peace, rest in peace. Love ya! The Hayes Jr. Family .

  5. Well done good and faithful servant well done! Thank you Mrs. Pugh for sharing your wisdom and family with me, I shall see you again. Yvette Jackson

  6. I pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit for the entire family of Mrs. Marjorie Pugh during this transition. Not only is it her beautiful transition to be with the Lord – it is an introduction to a new way of living for those who remain. It will be different. Laugh when you can. Sing when you can. Cry when you need to do so. Most importantly, know that God cares. Blessings to you all.

  7. Dear Pugh Family, May God comfort, strengthen, keep, and bless you during this time. Mrs. Pugh was a very godly example to me; and I treasure the wonderful memories that I have of her at Trinity Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. With Deepest Sympathy, Monique (Lee) Graves and Family

  8. To the Pugh Family. Praying your strength during this time. Heaven is Rejoicing as Mrs. Pugh has received her reward for being a faithful servant.

  9. Good nite will see you in the morning when I get home. Love you. Your Sister, Barbara Jean Blackmon-Fromayan

  10. We send our love and prayers for comfort in Jesus name to the Pugh family. Our Gray family is greatful for the holidays and laughs we experiance with our sweet Grandma Pugh. Sorry for your loss. Love Torian, Renalda, and the Kiddos

  11. Mommy, as long as I can remember, I’ve always been your shadow, going everywhere with you; to the grocery store, the post office, bible study, Mission meetings on Tuesday nights, and even Sunday school teacher’s meeting on Wednesday nights. We’ve gone to local, state and national Baptist conventions all over the U.S. We’ve traveled to graduations, weddings and some funerals too. We’ve driven from Colorado to Texas numerous times with me as your little traveling companion, (thought if we ate before leaving town, I was usually knocked out before we left the city)! Now, as we lay your body to rest, that is the one place I can’t follow you! My whole life, I followed you, but YOU were follow someone too…JESUS!! I’ll keep following, mommy, so together we can see The ONE who has been leading us the whole time! You will never be forgotten, and I’ll cherish your memory for the rest of my days. I love you immeasurably, Deani (#6 of 6)

  12. My deepest condolences to the Pugh Family. Mrs. Pugh was my neighbor in Colorado for more than 20 years. Today I reflect on my childhood memories at the Pugh’s house. She was always an inspiration to all she encountered. I will always remember her warm spirit and smile. So happy that God aligned our paths. Rest in heaven Mrs. Pugh. Carla Armstead-Elliott

  13. I would just like to share a few beautiful memories of my aunt Marj. She always greeted us with great enthusiasm and a big smile. She loved her God, her family and her precious friends. She traveled to historic parts of the world. I will always remember my aunt for giving me a very unique nickname. Be safe and Be Blessed. Steve Boy

  14. The time I met Mrs Pugh was at Deitra’s house. Beautiful well kept woman who at the time had a serious problem with Florida’s weather. She would say, ” whew it’s hot. I don’t know how y’all can stand it! Lol. I guess by that time Dee’s blood had thinned out some. We’ll miss you Mrs Pugh.

  15. To my beautiful cousins, we send our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to all of you from Houston. All of us will dearly miss your beautiful mother; our Aunt Marjorie. She was a beautiful beacon of light that encouraged all 7 of us, especially after the loss of our mother; one of her beloved sisters. It gives us great joy to know that she’s resting in the arms of Jesus and I am so glad that we will surely meet again someday. Love Ora’s Girls… Sheila, Sheryl, Charlotte, Mona, Carla, Jeannie, and Yolande.

  16. Mom, you are in my Heart always. Thank you for giving me a life of trusting in the Lord. Every day I praise God for how you gave me strength to press on. I rejoice that you are free. You Mom, truely had a servant’s Heart. I have so many pictures of you and family. I guess that is what I inherited from daddy. Photography is my 2nd calling. You are absent from the body, but now present with the Lord. I love you my little Mitty Mom. Psalm: 16:2

  17. Hello to all of my cousins: Lynn, Deitra, Crystal, Helga, Dino and Deanne you all have my condolences. Unfortunately, my hubby/boys will not be able to to attend tomorrow’s service for your beautiful mom/my Aunt Margie. However, we are praying for you all and we love you all dearly. My memory is when Aunt Margie and Aunt Barb came to mom’s house to visit my first born son, Christian. Aunt Margie, Aunt Barb and mom all three were sitting on the sofa and one of them holding Chris. And, I took a picture of them, but I can’t find it.

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