Marjorie Jennette Torkell, age 75, resident of the Arlington Community,
former resident of the Moscow Community and wife of the late Rev. William
(Bill) Torkell departed this life Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013 at the
Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis.
Services for Mrs. Torkell will be at 10 Friday morning at the Macon United Methodist Church in Macon, Tennessee. Interment will follow in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64. A visitation for Mrs. Torkell will be from 6 to 8 Thursday evening at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland.
Mrs. Torkell was born January 2, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, James K. Jennette and Irene Pewitt Jennette. She received her education in the Davidson County Public School System and continued her education at David Lipscomb University in Nashville. She was married in 1957 to Rev. William Earl "Bill" Torkell, Sr., a Methodist Minister for over 35 years in the Fayette County area and Chaplain for the Methodist Hospital Systems in the Memphis area. Rev. Torkell preceded her in death on March 29, 2009.
Mrs. Torkell supported her husband's ministry in Methodist churches throughout the Fayette County area and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was employed at Casual Corner in Memphis and the YMCA in Collierville.
Mrs. Torkell is survived by her son, William Earl Torkell, Jr. (Lisa) of Arlington; her brother, James A. Jennette of Chattanooga; six grandchildren and two great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Dawn Emerson.
Those honored to serve as casketbearers will be Mark Barnes, Drew Clothier, Michael McLaren, Brian Robinson, Will Sanders and Grayson Torkell.
Honorary casketbearers will be George Emerson, Bret Shaw, Jack Smith and Robert Torti.
The family requests that memorials be directed to LeBonheur Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN. 38174, or any church that was served in past years by Rev. Torkell.
Obituary added by Mary Kay Dancy Smith.
The Fayette Falcon
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