Marjorie C. Laws, a dedicated member of Trinity Baptist Church and longtime Sentinel contributing writer, passed away on Oct. 19. She was 86-years-old.
Known for her strong faith and love of God, Marjorie was recognized throughout the L.A. area for contributing her time and talents to the betterment of her church and community.
Her viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles. A celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Baptist Church, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Alvin Tunstill, Jr. is the senior pastor.
A native of Texas, Marjorie was born on December 22, 1932 in Whitewright, which is a suburb of Dallas. Following her graduation from Phyllis Wheatly High School, she enrolled in Texas Southern University. Marjorie relocated to L.A. in 1963 and furthered her education at Los Angeles City College and California State University-Los Angeles.
Professionally, Marjorie worked for J. W. Robinson (Robinson/May Co) as the budget director in the Advertising and Sales Promotion Division. She retired in 1989 after 16 years of service. She was also active in several community organizations and received a Certificate of Achievement for her volunteer work with Los Angeles Unified School District.
Uniting with Trinity in 1966, Marjorie served under three pastors in a range of capacities including trustee, announcement clerk, office manager each Sunday, wedding director, newsletter editor and publicity chairperson. In addition, she was appointed to lead various special projects and programs at Trinity.
“My daily prayer is ‘thank you God for giving me one more day to sing your praises and to give you thanks,” wrote Marjorie in her bio where she added that her favorite scripture was Psalms 150.
Cherishing her memory are her husband, Richard; son, Matthew; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.