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Marjorie O'Brien Smith

Born: Thu., Jan. 4, 1923
Died: Sun., May 10, 2015


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 13, 2015
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Thu., May 14, 2015
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

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Marjorie O'Brien Smith


     Marjorie O’Brien Smith, 92, of Richmond and formerly of Scottsville, died Sunday, May 10, 2015.

     She was born on January 4, 1923 in Fluvanna County, a daughter of the late Ernest Franklin O’Brien and Lottie Pippin O’Brien. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Nicholas Smith, Sr, and her brother, Ernest Haven O’Brien.

     Survivors include 2 sons, Alvin N. Smith, Jr. and wife, Jeannie of Hurt and Stephen K. Smith and Kathy of Scottsville; 5 daughters, Joanne Snead and husband, Charles of Springfield, WV, Doris Parrish and husband, Stephen of Bluffton, SC, Janet Woods and husband, Thomas of Scottsville, Kay Sclater and husband, Daniel of Woodbridge, and Susan Hundley of King William; a sister, Shirley Townsend of Ft. Myers, FL; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a number of extended family members.

     Mrs. Smith retired in 1987 as an Intelligence Analyst from the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center, where she was a recipient of the Federal Women’s Program Self-Development Award. She also worked at the Department of Health Education and Welfare; Miller & Rhodes; and the U.S. Census Bureau.

     She graduated from the Jefferson Professional Institute in Charlottesville and received an Associate of Science degree from Piedmont Virginia Community College in 1982. She joined the Fox Memorial Baptist Church near Scottsville where her parents were charter members and she later became an active member of Scottsville United Methodist Church, serving as a youth counselor and Sunday School Teacher. In Richmond, she was a member of Ginter Park United Methodist Church where she served on the Altar Guild, the historical committee, and was active in the United Methodist Women.

     Her life was devoted to family and community service. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Associations of Cunningham Elementary and Fluvanna County High Schools; the Fairhaven Garden Club; the Point of Fork Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); a charter member of the Rockfish DAR and the Scottsville Ruritan Club. She supported her husband as Scout Master of Kidd’s Store Boy Scout Troop #59 and was appointed to the Fluvanna County School Board as their first female member and was instrumental in school desegregation.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home by the Reverend Dr. Dennis Lipke and Pastor Randy Golladay. Interment will follow at Scottsville Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 PM, Wednesday evening, May 13 at the funeral home.

     The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association; your local Hospice organization; The Hermitage of Richmond; or Ginter Park United Methodist Church,

     Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Teressa A. Smith
   Posted Tue May 12, 2015
Janet, I send my love and prayers to you and family. Your mother was a wonderful and remarkable person. God Bless her and all her family.

Deb Cusimano
   Posted Tue May 12, 2015
Sending you an Irish Blessing at this time of great loss:
"You can only have one mother Patient kind and true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you, To mother you will return, For all her loving kindness, She asks nothing in return. As we look upon her picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message, To our dear mother up above; Tell her how we miss her, And give her all our love."

With deepest sympathy,
Deb Cusimano

Sam Briuglio
   Posted Tue May 12, 2015

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Debra Koren
   Posted Tue May 12, 2015
Susan, we are all thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Sending our prayers. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Mr. Carter
   Posted Wed May 13, 2015
Ms. Hundley,

I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Lisa Moses
   Posted Wed May 13, 2015
Steve, I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I pray that God will bring you all peace, strength and unity to get thru the days ahead.


Jo Anne & Nels Krogh
   Posted Wed May 13, 2015
We were very sorry to read of Marjorie's passing. We enjoyed working with her for many years and she was very important to Jo Anne professionally and personally. We will miss her.

Rhonda Williams
   Posted Thu May 14, 2015
Mrs. Marjorie Smith's Love Ones,
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences. Remember that when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Be Encouraged,
Rhonda Williams

   Posted Fri May 15, 2015
My condolences to you and your family. I am very impressed with your mother’s interesting career and active life in her community. She appears to have been a very caring and devoted mother to your family and her community. I know she will be missed by everyone who personally knew her. Remember, although your mom is physically gone, she will always be in your heart. Take Care!

Linda & Jody Hughes
   Posted Thu May 21, 2015
Janet, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a remarkable woman, I just loved talking to her about all the history of Scottsville. It was such a pleasure to work with her on the church video that we did when Edward was there. My prayers are with you and your family, may your memories give you comfort and may God bless you all.

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