Marjorie Ann Manion Sickles was born in Ray, Ohio March 16, 1952, the second child to the late Neal and Opal Manion. She attended Jackson High School where she met Charles Raymond Sickles, whom she wed on Feb. 8, 1969. Together they raised three children, Charlie, Penny and Joe.
Margie was a member of Faith Family Worship Center. The only thing she loved more than her family was her relationship with God. She loved spending time with all her family and friends. She fell in love with the Smoky Mountains after a trip with her parents. She enjoyed fishing and trips to the zoo with her family. She lived to laugh and could be rotten. Introduce her to a friend and that friend became family. She enjoyed her flowers and spending time outside. She was always willing to listen and offer a shoulder. She was so kind and giving of herself. Margie helped everyone she could in any way she could. Someone had asked her once, “Why do you have so much canned food?” Her response was, “So I can give it to people that need food.” That’s the kind of loving woman she was.
Margie was preceded in death by a niece, Joanne (Sissy) Manion; father-in-law, Ira (Hick) Sickles; a brother, Thomas (Tom) Wayne Manion; her father, Neal Vernon Manion; her mother, Opal Marcella (Harper) Manion; and sister-in-law, Patricia (Trish) Ann Sickles.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles Sickles, Sr.; brothers, Tim and wife, Connie Manion; Neal (Junior) and wife, Crystal Manion and Elba (Rocky) and his wife, Bonnie Manion. Also surviving are her three children: son, Charles Jr. (Charlie) and wife, Crystal, daughter, Penny and husband, Charles Gray, son, Joseph (Joe) and wife, Kim Sickles; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Trudy Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson. Condolences may be sent to www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com