Marjorie Judith Venter

Marjorie Judith Venter, also known as Sister, Ma, Aunt Marge, and Na came into this world on April 10, 1934, and left us on May 12, 2020. She was the daughter of Ardelle Charlotte Turner (Simmons) and Leroy Calvin Turner. She had five brothers: Arthur, Joseph, Leroy, Ernest and Louis.

Marjorie met Armond in high school and they were married for over 60 years. They had two children Armond and Judy, and three grandchildren Marjorie, Althena, and Thomas.

Everyone who knew Marjorie loved her dearly. She was known to be outspoken, an excellent cook, a wonderful host, a loving mother and grandmother, and a good friend. She went out of her way to help family and friends in need and made you feel right at home. If asked “how are you Marge,” her response was always “through it all,” because of her faith in God.

Marjorie attended Central High School. She worked in the Providence School System, at Classical and Hope High, for 20+ years as a Human Relations Specialist. She was known and loved by many of her students and made a lasting impression. Over the years, students grew to love her approach and thanked her for making a positive impact on their lives. 

She was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was known for her pound cakes in the congregation. In addition to her love of the Lord, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, walking, going to the pool, people watching, playing tennis, sitting by the water, shopping, and speeding down I-95!

Marjorie is preceded in death by her father, mother, five brothers, son Armond, and husband Armond S Venter Jr. She leaves behind her daughter Judy Venter-Gaines, son-in-law Thomas Gaines, grandchildren Marjorie, Althena and Thomas (Speedy). She also leaves a host of family and friends from her childhood and adult years. She will be deeply missed but her spirit lives on through the beautiful memories and humor she left with us (calling everyone “Toots”). 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send cards reflecting your fondest memories.


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Deborah Crump-Cook wrote on May 29, 2020 at 10:43 pm:
I was saddened to hear of Margie's passing. She was such a nice woman with a beautiful smile. Judy, I am very sorry for your loss. I know the sadness and pain you feel having just lost my mother too. May you receive love and comfort from family and friends.
Dorothy Monteiro-mcCollough from Providence wrote on May 29, 2020 at 10:20 am:
To he Venter Family I send my condolence for the lost of your wonderful Margie. She will be rememberers with that beautiful smile and her love for people, May she rest in paradise ....Dottie
Diane Perkins from Chesapeake wrote on May 20, 2020 at 1:09 am:
My prayers go out to Judy and the rest of my family. Margie had the most beautiful smile. She lit up whatever space she was in. Judy you did a good job as a daughter. She left knowing she was loved. Sending prayers and love. Peace Diane Perkins and family
Leroy c blood from Spartanburg South Carolina wrote on May 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm:
Spartanburg South Carolina My aunt Margie was a great person to everyone she always try to respect honor and love everyone that was in her path I want to say thank you to Judy and Tom And her children For the great work that they have done in supporting their grandmother and mom love you guys Leroy blood
Barbara from Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 1:21 am:
To Judy and the family, you have my deepest condolences. I pray that God will keep you in perfect peace. Blessings and hugs Barbara Tunstall
Parham Family from Providence wrote on May 18, 2020 at 6:52 pm:
So sorry for your loss, our sincere condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.
Clara from warwick wrote on May 17, 2020 at 9:47 pm:
Margie always made me smile. Prayers for the family
Larry McKay from Chicago wrote on May 17, 2020 at 6:29 pm:
I am honored and blessed to have known aunt Margie. She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her. My condolences to you and your family.
Yvonne Powers from Sicklerville wrote on May 16, 2020 at 11:19 pm:
Judy, I was very sorry to hear that your Mother had fallen asleep! Please accept my condolences! I pray for God to be with You, and Your Family during these trying times! Love, Yvonne
Carol & Gail Davis from Providence wrote on May 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm:
Our sincerest condolences to you and the family. We attended Central HS with your mother, may she rest in peace.
Brenda J. Carr from Providence wrote on May 16, 2020 at 1:32 pm:
With heavy hearts, we extend our sincere condolences to Sister Margie's family. I met her at Ebenezer over 40 years ago, and found her to be a loving and warm Woman of God. I also have fond memories of the delicious food that she cooked for our Women's Day Celebrations. Sis. Margie, rest in peace from your labors down here. Heartfelt sympathy, Brenda & Ben Carr
Sheila Jackson from East Providence wrote on May 16, 2020 at 11:24 am:
So sorry for your loss. Margie always had a beautiful smile and a happy attitude. Prayers for the family.
Rona Watkins from Providence wrote on May 15, 2020 at 9:42 pm:
Cousin Judy I am so sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Margie. I will always remember the time spent on Blackstone St. When my parents would bring me to visit. Your mom would feed us and always had something sweet to have after the meal . I will always remember her smile and her laugh. And how she welcomed my family into her home.. Praying that God will give you and your family comfort at this time.
James Rhodes from Springfield wrote on May 15, 2020 at 8:24 pm:
To Judy and the family you have my sincerest condolences, may God keep you in perfect peace in your time of loss
James Rhodes from Springfield wrote on May 15, 2020 at 8:24 pm:
To Judy and the family you have my sincerest condolences, may God keep you in perfect peace in your time of loss
Kay-Leah (Mangana) Housen from East Providence wrote on May 15, 2020 at 6:28 pm:
My deepest condolences to you Miss Judy and Marjorie, Althena, and Speedy, and to the Venter family. I pray God grants you comfort and strength in your time of bereavement.
Joan Brown(Gaines-Whetstone) from Phoenix wrote on May 15, 2020 at 5:14 pm:
To the family of Margie I send my deepest sympathy. I knew Margie for many years growing up in Providence. My prayers are with you all 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Curtis Barnett from Westland wrote on May 15, 2020 at 4:48 pm:
Our very deepest condolences to the Center &Gains family.my dearest aunt Marg ,were all going to miss you dearly,thanks to you ,how you made many of us special, thanks for all the great meals ,gifts, thoughts 👍,an the all so many talks good times, always like a ma ,aunt ,an most of all a great friend ✌️ well you've surely earn your wings ,so fly high auntie tell all the family and friends hello 🤔 love always Curtis Barnett & Family 🙏🙏🙏
Cheryl Albright from WEST WARWICK wrote on May 15, 2020 at 4:26 pm:
Dearest Judy, What a beautiful life your mother led and enjoyed on this planet. Now she is resting with her Savior and Lord. We celebrate her journey with that blessed assurance of knowing that we will see her again for eternity. Blessings and Hugs! Cheryl Albright
Carol Henries from Providence wrote on May 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm:
Margie had such a kind, pleasant spirit - and such a great smile. May the Lord's Loving Peace and Comfort be with the family.