Marjorie E. Hoosier was born December 12, 1928 to Algernon Gerard Mosley and Ellen Marie (Nee Brooks) Mosley in Lumberton, Mississippi. Seeking a better life for their children, Algernon and Ellen moved the family to Chicago where young Marjorie attended Corpus Christi Grammar School and St. Elizabeth High School.
In 1947 Marjorie married Herschel Glenn. To this union were born Marjorie Eugenia, Sharon Renee, and Herschella Juanita. In 1955 Marjorie married Rollie E. Hoosier, Sr. To this union were born Rollie Emerson, Jr., Pamela Ann, and Cherrita Denise.
After working for the Chicago Board of Education, Marjorie owned and operated Hoosier Standard Service Station for several years. She later returned to school, earning a nursing degree from the Chicago Urban Skills Institute, part of the City Colleges of Chicago. Marjorie's compassion and commitment let her serve others as a nurse for more than 20 years before she retired.
Marjorie's spiritual journey was ecumenical. Throughout her life she maintained a faith in "God's unwavering hand" and lived her last twenty years as a Jehovah Witness.
For more than 50 years she and her home stood as a bridge over troubled waters for family and friends alike. If you could find your way there, Marjorie would do whatever she could to help you find your way home. Her strength and generosity embodied the old adage that charity begins at home. She never hesitated to provide a meal, a message and a mission to anyone fortunate enough to pass through her door.
After retirement, Marjorie returned to some of the interests she held as a young woman, coins, puzzles, and crocheting. But, the one passion that occupied most of her time was family. Marjorie was happiest in the company of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived for the holidays when the family would assemble at her house and she could watch the hands of love and kinship reach out across several generations.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Samuel and her husband, Rollie E. Hoosier, Sr.
Marjorie is survived by: her sister, Evelyn Phillips; her loving children, Marjorie, Sharon, Herschella, Rollie Jr., Pamela, and Cherrita; grandchildren, Viola, Nikole, Tamika, Valerie, Seth, Aris, Chad, Summer, and Kalen; numerous great-grandchildren, and three generations of nieces and nephews.