January 10, 1923 ~ August 18, 2022 (age 99)
Funeral service for Marjorie Mann, 99, of Nacogdoches, will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at First Baptist Church with Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Allen Reed, officiating. Private entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches.
Mrs. Marjorie Louise Mann, entered peacefully into eternity with her Lord Jesus Christ on August 18, 2022. She was one of the oldest living citizens of Nacogdoches County, and for the last 3 years has resided at Magnolia Court Assisted Living in Nacogdoches. Being just shy of 100 years old, she has lived a very full and blessed life.
A Nacogdoches resident since 1946, Marjorie was born January 10, 1923, in Fort Worth, Texas, while her father was attending seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological. However, most of her growing‐up years were spent in Watertown, Tennessee, where the family moved after her dad’s graduation, and where her grandparents owned a working farm. Her parents were Rev. Fred and Stella Evans, and her sister was Dorothy (Evans) Lee.
At Watertown High School, she was elected Most Beautiful and graduated third in her class. After high school, she attended Tennessee College of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (a women’s college). There she was class Vice President, school BSU Baptist Representative, Assistant Business Manager of the Dryad yearbook staff, member of the Craddock (drama) Club, President of Alpha Pi Beta sorority, and member of the special May Court.
After college, as World War II was ramping up, she moved to Nashville to work as a civilian secretary for the U.S. Army Air Corps at the Berry Field base, where she met her future husband Charles W. (“Charlie”) Mann. Charlie so happened to be Marjorie’s boss at the base after his graduation from Officer Candidate School. They were married on August 23, 1944. When WW II ended and Charlie was sent home from overseas, they moved to Nacogdoches in 1946, where Charlie went to work for Marjorie’s uncle, Neal W. Smith, who owned an automobile dealership. Some years later the dealership became Smith‐Mann Motors and remained such until Charlie retired and sold out; it is now a part of Rex Perry Autoplex.
In 1950, Marjorie joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (“DAR”) and was an active member for over 70 years. She was the only 70‐year veteran in the Nacogdoches chapter and one of the few in the entire organization. DAR was always a passion of hers and a big part of her life. Most importantly though, she became a born‐again believer in Jesus Christ in her youth and was a faithful member and supporter of ministries at First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches for over seven decades. Until her health declined in recent years, she was an active member and attendee of her Sunday School class there. Among her fondest memories in later life are the many travel experiences she and Charlie were blessed with in their years after his retirement. They went on cruises, attended Elderhostels and took many other trips to exciting places around the country and around the world.
Marjorie, affectionately known as “MeMa,” is survived by two children (son Alan Mann of Nacogdoches, daughter Marilyn Campbell and husband David of Nacogdoches), four grandchildren (Amy Moncrief and husband Kyle of McKinney, Julia Tubb and husband Mike of Longview, Brian Campbell and wife Jonell of Humble, and Jeff Campbell and wife Esther of Central Heights) and eleven great-grandchildren (Perry Campbell, Emerson Moncrief, Lawson Tubb, Landry Tubb, Jenna Campbell, Parker Moncrief, Gage Campbell, Lucy Tubb, Lilly Kate Tubb, Georgia Campbell, and Mason Campbell). She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, her parents and her sister.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
August 24, 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church
411 North St
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
August 24, 2022
First Baptist Church (Nacogdoches)
Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum
5127 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75965