Obituary |  Marjorie June “Margie” Gilliland Frazier of Lindale, Georgia

Mrs. Marjorie June “Margie” Gilliland Frazier, aged 72, of Lindale, GA, died Sunday, March 19, 2023 at a local hospital.

Mrs. Frazier was born on August 23, 1950 in Rockmart, GA to the late Winfred Floyd Gilliland and the late Vanzie Lucile Quattlebaum Gilliland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Marmon Frazier, 3 brothers, Robert Quattlebaum Gilliland, Floyd Eugene Gilliland and Henry Gladstone Gilliland, and 2 sisters, Carolyn Winifred Curenton and Sybil Anne Plazarin. Ms. Frazier was a graduate of Rockmart High School. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church, where she was church organist for over 20 years.

Ms. Frazier attended Emory University on a Nell Hodgson-Woodruff scholarship, where she received her Masters in Gerontology and Nursing in Mental Health in 1991, graduating with honors in 1991. After teaching at Floyd Junior College, she became a registered nurse in 1997. She had a long and illustrious nursing career that touched the lives of not only her patients but every student she had the privilege of teaching. Ms. Frazier served many years in CCU at Redmond Regional Medical Center and was the director of nursing at Valley View Nursing Home (now Chulio Hills), Brentwood Nursing Home and Sun Mountain Nursing Home. After receiving her APRN, she worked at Trion Medical Center, where she assisted with the facility’s accreditation. For a time she assisted Dr. Raymond Capps in Rome. Ms. Frazier owned and ran the Northwest Geriatric Aging and Memory Clinic in Lindale before returning to Georgia Highlands College in 2001. She retired from Georgia Highlands in 2016 after touching countless students who impacted and impacted her life as well. Ms. Frazier was a medico-legal consultant for geriatric cases and during her busy career also wrote a book called Long-term Care Companion: Skills for the Certified Nursing Assistant.

Those who survived include their 3 children, Rhonda Cantrell (Matt), Lucy Gladney (Scott) and PJ Frazier (April); 7 grandchildren, Preston Frazier, Brylen Cantrell, Brady Gladney, Jackie Frazier, Shaun Gladney, Addison Cantrell and Ayden Frazier; brother-in-law, Paul Plazarin; 2 sisters-in-law, Donna Gamel (Don) and Milda Pettit (Gray); 2 very special friends, Rebecca Maddox and Cindy McClellan; Nieces and nephews; and numerous students who were very dear to Margie.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023 in the chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, conducted by Rev. Eddie Benefield (her nephew) and Dr. Earl Fowlkes instead. Rebecca Maddox delivers the eulogy. In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Frazier will be cremated.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial donations to the Georgia Highlands Foundation, Park Avenue Baptist Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel is responsible for arranging the funeral.