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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Richard Waddell from Providence wrote on May 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm:
My condolences to The Venter family God bless you all.
Monique Brown from Providence wrote on May 15, 2020 at 12:06 pm:
Ms.Venter was respected by every student when she was at Hope High, we loved her and she will be missed but always remembered, She is what our schools are missing today, RIP xoxo
aunty bernice from providence wrote on May 15, 2020 at 11:07 am:
will be missed we had some nice times together love you always dear
Marci Huguley from Pittsburgh wrote on May 15, 2020 at 8:24 am:
I will always remember the warm welcome you gave my family and me when we moved fro CT to Providence. You are love and will be truly missed.
Vivian Balcom from Pawtucket, R.I. wrote on May 14, 2020 at 11:50 pm:
She had a beautiful spirit and personality. Prayers to the family.
Eleanor Borge from Providence wrote on May 14, 2020 at 10:34 pm:
To Judy and the family, my condolences on the loss of such a sweet and beautiful woman. May you find comfort in God’s care and in your memories.
Pat silva Walker from Johnston wrote on May 14, 2020 at 9:49 pm:
We send our condolences to the family and friends rest in peace Beautiful
Lemuel A. Crump from Chesapeake wrote on May 14, 2020 at 9:19 pm:
Judy and family, I am sorry for your loss; I send my condolences, love and prayers. May God give you guidance and strength in this time of bereavement. May Aunt Margie rest in peace with our Father in Heaven ⛄♥️
Dorothy Logan from Providence wrote on May 14, 2020 at 7:26 pm:
Judy i"am so sorry for your lost I can hear her now cousin Ollie.God only takes the best.much love Dot......
CURTIS SILVA from Dallas wrote on May 14, 2020 at 7:22 pm:
Judy, my sincere condolences to you and the rest of the family. Always remember Aunt Marge had a big smile, a loving greeting every time I would see her, may she rest in heavenly peace!
Kalia from Los Angeles wrote on May 14, 2020 at 6:42 pm:
Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss! I'll always remember Aunt Marjorie's strong and endearing voice and her smile. I remember going to visit Aunt Marjorie and Uncle Jr growing up, being in the kitchen and talking away. I was a kid, but she entertained ALL my questions. Family is such a gift. I'll hold the memories in my heart. Love you and Praying for you! Kalia
Mimi Medeiros from Fall River wrote on May 14, 2020 at 6:21 pm:
Condolences to all her friends, family and anyone who was lucky enough to have known her. She had a HUGE impact on my turbulent teenage years at Hope High School and always urged me to “do better and try harder.” If not for her I likely would have dropped out of high school. She was a wonderful person.
Allen/Logan Family from Providence wrote on May 14, 2020 at 5:19 pm:
Cousin Judy - Sister was such a wonderful person - I can only imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. Our heartfelt condolences.
Chyonne McKay from Woodridge Illinois wrote on May 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm:
Judy I am so sorry to hear Aunt Margie is gone . She was always good to me and she loved my daughter Elaine ( Lane Lane) . Now she’s home with her boo. May the great I Am bless and keep you during your time of sorrow. Love you Judy.
Curtis Rose from Fort Washington, MD wrote on May 14, 2020 at 4:02 pm:
My deepest condolences for your loss. Rest In Peace.
Al and Bette Reid from Warwick wrote on May 14, 2020 at 3:10 pm:
Judy and family we are so very sorry and our condolences and prayers go out for the loss of your mom May you be able to find comfort and strength at this time. God’s blessings
Maria Price from East Providence wrote on May 14, 2020 at 1:05 pm:
Cousin Judy, I will always remember your Mother's beautiul smile and kind, soft spoken ways. She was so loved. Be strong and smile everytime you think of the joy she brought to others. We love you.
Sandy Garrick from Huntsville, Al wrote on May 14, 2020 at 11:37 am:
Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God continue to keep you in this time of need. Sandy ❤️
Tanya Davis wrote on May 14, 2020 at 10:28 am:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Vender. She was an amazing person and I am so blessed th have had the opportunity to know her while at Hope High as a youth❤🙏🏾 REST PEACEFULLY 🕊🙏🏾
Irene DeBritto from Providence wrote on May 14, 2020 at 9:54 am:
May God Bless You and the Family at this sad time. My condolences to you.