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Marjorie Meiers

June 29, 1938 — August 2, 2023

Asheboro

 

Marjorie Mae Morris Meiers, age 85, lovingly known as Margie and is affectionately named “Nonnie” by her children and grandchildren, died peacefully early Wednesday morning August 2, 2023 at home in Asheboro, NC. 

Margie was born in Niagara Falls, NY to George Benjamin Morris and Lillian Mary Smith Morris.

She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Lester Meiers and her step-sister Betty Garrison (NY) . 

She is survived by her sister Marion Dilger (NY) and step-sister Marilyn Catlin (GA/FL). She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Lori Meiers Dixon and grandson Matthew Dixon (NC); son Ken Meiers and wife Robin (NC) and granddaughter Sarah Wolfe and husband Matthew (SC); son David Meiers and wife Janet and granddaughter Gloria Meiers (NC).

Margie was a wonderful Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She had 3 children and three grandchildren. She especially loved her pets, too, and always had a unique collection of dogs and cats around the house; often strays that would win over her soft heart. She enjoyed maintaining bird feeders so there was always an assortment of birds around the house.

She was multi-talented musically and could play guitar, piano, organ and harmonica. Although she could read music, she played mostly by ear and she had a great voice. Her love of music was always apparent. Music played in the house or in the car often. She had varied musical interests and especially loved Herb Albert and the Bee Gees. In recent years one song “Hold Her in Your Hand” by Maurice Gibb, provided her much comfort.

She was a gifted artist and could draw and paint with a natural creative talent for arts and crafts. She had unique skills, too, including that she could write upside down and backwards, even in cursive. She could seamlessly recite any tongue twisters without any trouble.

Before raising her family, Margie worked for 6 years at Kodak in New York. She later held various jobs in North Carolina, eventually joining Harris Teeter when they opened a store in Asheboro. Eventually, she retired as the store’s Floral Department Manager, a position that capitalized on her friendly, outgoing nature and creativity. 

She then enjoyed living on a small farm in Farmer, NC, with her husband. They had an active farm with horses, goats, a thriving garden and more. In earlier years she could be seen riding one of her horses in the Asheboro parade. She enjoyed evenings relaxing on the glider rocker in her gazebo watching wildlife or fireflies while listening to crickets or watching thunderstorms in the distance. 

Near the end of her life she was fortunate enough to have participated in Asheboro’s PACE / Staywell program, where she not only received great care, but made many friends. She appreciated the caring staff, especially the bus drivers, and others who made that experience so fulfilling for her.

Due to her particular health circumstances, Margie felt it important to donate her body to be studied. This was prearranged and the family is pleased to learn that Wake Forest School of Medicine has accepted her donation, fulfilling this important desire.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm Sunday August 6, 2023 at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC.  The Family will receive friends immediately after at the Funeral Home until 430pm.

In lieu of flowers, Marjorie desired that donations be made to the Humane Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, two organizations that she always supported.

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