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Marjorie Virginia Gardner Cassada

Marjorie Virginia Gardner Cassada, 90, died on Aug. 17, 2020, at Lake Prince Woods, where she was lovingly cared for. She was born in Suffolk to the late Nelson Timothy and Virginia Babb Gardner. She is predeceased by her husband, Hugh Bible Cassada; son, Edward Nelson Cassada; and brother, Tim Gardner.

She grew up on the family farm in Nansemond County, graduating from Chuckatuck High School in 1946. She attended Radford College but left before earning her degree to become a full-time wife and mother. She married Hugh Bible Cassada in 1948 and proudly raised four children along with helping many family members, friends and neighbors and growing many vegetables and flowers.

Marjorie was a member of Western Branch Baptist Church for more than 35 years and of First Baptist Church, Suffolk, for more than 50 years. She taught children’s and adult classes, participated in women’s circles, and arranged flowers for worship.

She is survived by her children, Janice Ferry and husband Jim, daughter-in-law Jackie Culpepper Cassada, Hugh Bible Cassada, Alan Brian Cassada and wife Cathy; her grandchildren, Emi Ferry and husband Kevin Navolio, Meri Ellen Lynott and husband Shaun, Hilary and Chip Cassada; and her great-grandchildren, Brennan and Nora Lynott.

Thank you to all her family, neighbors and friends for loving support throughout her life. Thank you to the staff at Lake Prince Woods who provided care and support for her these last years.

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, a private family service is planned. Contributions in memory of Marjorie Cassada may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.