Marjorie L. Peay, age 64, of Altoona, PA went to eternal rest on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. She was the ninth child of nine children born to the late Marjorie and James Madden.
Marjorie was born and raised in Altoona PA and attended Altoona Area High School. She graduated from Westmount College in Sioux City Iowa with a B.A. in Business Law. After college, she moved to Washington D.C. where she was an active member of her community for 30 years. She served on the Linda Pollin tenant association and several council members and mayoral campaigns to ensure the needs of the community were heard. While in D.C., she was a member of Anna Johenning Baptist Church until she moved to Altoona, PA.
Marjorie worked at The House of Ruth as a program assistant for six years. She also was a Personal Care Assistant for Skills of Pennsylvania where she cared for individuals with disabilities and the elderly. Her love for caring for others extended into her own home where she welcomed many children as a foster and adopted mother.
Marjorie was a lover of music, art and shopping. Yard sales and antique shops were her favorite. Her favorite song to sing was "He Saw the Best in Me" by Marvin Sapp. She also enjoyed painting as a way to relax. She gave back by donating to causes, volunteering and creating care packages for family and friends.
Marjorie leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughter, Monique L. Peay and sons Ronald and Gary Blackmond. She is also survived by her brothers, James Madden (Marcella), Gary Madden (Maryland), Richard and Robert Madden. Sisters Barbara Hogans (Daniel), Darlene Alexander (Rayford) and Bonita Gibson. Very special friend Georgetta Watts and loving extended Aunt Lucille Anderson, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and very dear friends.