November 14, 1939 ~ November 13, 2022

Born in: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Resided in: Atlanta, Georgia

Marjorie Barbara Hilton-Leigh, age 82 of Scottdale GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 13, 2022. She was born on November 14, 1939, in Freetown Sierra Leone to Magnus and Abimbola Hilton-Leigh.
Marjorie attended Christ Church Primary School and Annie Walsh Memorial School and worked in the banking industry in Freetown, Sierra Leone before relocating to the United Kingdom to further her education. She completed a course in Millinery at London College of Fashion and worked in the fashion industry in the United Kingdom. Marjorie then went to the United States of America where she pursued her interest in general and automated accounting systems and worked as a lead financial data assistant for National Retired Teachers Association/American Association of Retired Persons in Washington DC. Marjorie was a member of North Decatur United Methodist Church in Decatur, GA.

She loved travelling and visited family in Europe and West Africa as often as she could. Her passion was dressmaking, cross stitching, knitting, and crocheting, which she continued to enjoy until her passing.

She is sadly mourned by her extended family including her brother Magnus and sister-in-law Dorothy and family (UK), Oluwole Richards and family (UK), Barbara Crowther and family (North Carolina, USA), Aunt Becky Lewis and family (Texas, USA), Cousins Roblin and June Jones and family (Sierra Leone and UK), and Farrell Ryan-Coker and family (Sierra Leone and UK). Numerous special friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org

May she rest in everlasting peace.

Services

Visitation: December 3, 2022 12:00 pm - December 3, 2022 2:30 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-9811

Funeral Service: December 3, 2022 3:30 pm - December 3, 2022 4:30 pm

North Decatur United Methodist Church
1523 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030


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  1. CandleImageMs Marjorie, May the good Lord receive your soul and grant you a peaceful and eternal rest.
    I met you once and I remember vividly your smile and responses to our convo. I hope in your last moments you still had on your beautiful smile.
    May the Angels accompany you into the bosom of the Lord. Amen!

  2. CandleImageIt is hard to understand why people are taken from us, but I know when the Lord calls our loved ones home he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. I will be comforted with those memories of Ms. Marjorie and will miss her smile, warmth and kindess so much. My heartfelt condolences to the family and I hope you all find comfort among friends and family in the coming days.

  3. CandleImageMs. Marjorie will forever be remembered as a sweet aunt who made lovely dresses for me when I was a little girl and then crocheted beautiful dresses for my daughter when she was a baby. She was a kind hearted person and a family friend to my parents, my brother, and me. We will miss her sweet smile and infectious laugh. May she rest in eternal peace.

  4. CandleImageHeartfelt condolences to the entire family of the late Marjorie.
    May God grant her peaceful and eternal rest. Fond memories will remain. She will be missed.

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