Marjie Craig, 78, of Hickory went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 14, 2018. She passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness with her daughter by her side.
She was born October 17, 1939 in Cherryville, NC to the late Clyde and Mary Howell. Marjie was a member of First Baptist Church of Hildebran. She had worked in the medical profession for many years and in recent years she worked with her daughter at Spectrum Security Group in Concord.
Marjie was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Spencer Douglas “Doug” Craig. She is survived by her loving daughter, Pamela Craig Miller of Concord (fiancé, Len Warrington) and her beloved grandson, Benjamin T. Miller of Washington DC. She is also survived by her two sisters, Helen Martin of Gastonia and Pat Davis of Charlotte and numerous nieces and nephews. Marjie also leaves behind her two faithful friends and traveling companions, Emma Smith and Nancy Franklin.
A service of praise and thanksgiving celebrating her life will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Hildebran with the Rev. Ron Arndt officiating. The family will welcome friends for visitation from 11:00am until 1:00pm prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at Catawba Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be from Marjie’s work family at Spectrum. They include Jake Murdock, James Perkins, Jamieson Heathington, Chad Harkey, Gavin Rockstad, Jesse Norris, and Brad Childress. Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Russ.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hildebran Building Fund, PO Box 317, Hildebran, NC 28637.
In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was also a woman who deeply loved Jesus Christ. She is triumphantly in the presence of her Lord and Savior.
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