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Marjorie Catherine Jackson Tate, formerly of Harrisburg

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    Marjorie Tate

updated: 1/13/2021 11:46 AM

Marjorie Catherine Jackson Tate of Fort Collins, Colorado and formerly of Harrisburg, went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 9, 2021.

She was born on April 25, 1932 to Hubert Finley and Reba (Borum) Jackson of the Stonefort and Carrier Mills area. She was the seventh of 10 siblings. Her parents and siblings preceded her in death.

She married Felix Avondale Tate (deceased) of Galatia on July 29, 1951. Their daughter Judy Marie Tate died at 15 months.

She is survived by her two sons, Ralph Tate (Shelly Avery) of Loveland, Colorado and John Tate (Kim Helfer Tate) of Paducah, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Rachel Tate (Kaleb Martin) of Durango, Colorado, Hannah and Laura Tate of Loveland, Colorado, Jennifer Tate of Eldorado, Justin Tate of Temecula, California and Lexie Beth (Bryan) Brinly of Paducah, Kentucky; and two great-grandchildren, Braxton and Banx Brinly of Paducah, Kentucky.

She will be remembered for her ministry of poetry, Bible-centered sermons, and humorous skits. She enjoyed cooking fancy dishes, quilting, writing, crafting, and serving the Lord.

Per her request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17 at Tate's Chapel Cemetery in Galatia. The Rev. Scott Johnson will officiate.

Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to attend should go directly to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tate's Chapel Cemetery Fund.

Condolences may be left for the family on her obituary page at