Monday, July 31, 2017

Marjorie Johnson

>Marjorie Mary (Ureche) Johnson of Raeford passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 70. She was surrounded by family and friends.

She was born on November 19, 1946 in Saginaw County, Michigan and went to Birch Run High School. She held several jobs throughout her life, but the path that she loved most was being a homemaker. She loved planting flowers and her green thumb is only rivaled by that of her mother. She was the type of woman that could walk into a room full of strangers and by the time she left, they were friends. Her best friend, Pauline Cummings shared a deep bond. They were born on the same day and year. Pauline was by her side in those final moments.

She met her husband through her neighbor while she lived in Youngstown, Ohio and they spent 30 years together, building their lives until they retired to Raeford to be near family.

She loved spending time her brother Finny, her sister Joyce, and her sister Jody, were also very close. They would often go on vacations together where they became "Thelma and Louise".

She is survived by her husband, Richard; her two children, Shelly Marie Burrows and her grandson Zachariah Burrows of Raeford, and Tammy Ann Colley, and her husband Danny of Raeford; her two grandchildren, Brittany Musial-Barrosse and her fiancé Daniel Aljure, and Danny Colley Jr. of Raeford; her two great-grandchildren, Mary-Kate Aljure and Christian Aljure of Apex; her stepson Christopher Johnson of Homer, Alaska; her sisters Clara (Jody) Reay and her husband David of Rougemont, Brenda Matzke of Birch Run, Michigan, and Vincent Ureche. and his wife Karleen of Birch Run, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her mother Fannie Ureche and her father Vincent Ureche of Birch Run.

Since the family is holding a private memorial service for her, donations can be made to an animal shelter in her name.

Crumpler Funeral Home served the family