Service Information:

February 9th, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mrs. Marjorie Black, 82

~~Marjorie Joyce Pinson Black died peacefully on Wednesday, February 6th, surrounded by her family. She was 82.

Marge was born on November 17th, 1936, one of three daughters of Lester and Cora Pinson. She lived in Chicopee Village, Georgia, graduated as valedictorian from Gainesville High School, and earned a degree in education from North Georgia College.

She married her sweetheart, Reuben Black, on June 9th, 1957. Marge and Reuben’s greatest joy was spending time with their grandchildren, most notably during their 26 years hosting Grancamp week, with a different theme every summer.

Marge dedicated her life to mentoring and supporting others through Friendship Force International and numerous community and church programs.  She and Reuben hosted several international students in their home, forging long-lasting relationships that continue to this day.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother-in-law, Merle and Lewis Gaines.  She is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years, Reuben Black; her sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Steve Mooney; her children and their spouses,  Kathy and Roger Stansell, Patti and Robby Pitts, Jeff and Robyn Black, Tim Black and Patricia Babuka, and Baris Savas; thirteen grandchildren and their spouses; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park North Riverside, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, Georgia, 30501. A reception celebrating Marge’s life will follow at the home of Baris Savas and Christina White.

She loved all kinds of flowers but would also be honored by contributions made in her memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at

Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Dr. 770-297-6200
Gainesville,Georgia 30501 in charge of arrangements


Condolences 24
Kayanne and Abit Massey 2019-02-07 10:31:21
Dear family , Please know that we are thinking of you and that we share your grief. We send love and we are keeping you in our prayers.
Paula Taylor 2019-02-07 14:39:32
My dear friends, My love to you all. Love and peace🦋🦋
Ann Williams 2019-02-07 19:41:53
My heartfelt condolences to all the family. She was a beautiful person. My love.
Beverly Bonnette Andersen 2019-02-07 20:29:03
On behalf of Facebook group, "I'm a GHS Red Elephant" I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marjorie. You all are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Beverly Bonnette Andersen Founder & Administrator "I'm a GHS Red Elephant"
Rebecca (Kater) Stadolnik 2019-02-07 23:38:02
I'm sorry to hear of Marge's passing and that she, like my Dad, had PD (he died last May). She was a lovely person and a wonderful neighbor to me growing up. May your many happy memories of her help you through this difficult time. ~Becky
Leslie Ellenburg 2019-02-08 05:42:21
In my heart and in my prayers. Sending love to the Black Family. Marge was one special lady.
Diane & Denny Brock 2019-02-08 09:55:21
We are so, so sorry for your loss. Praying fervently for comfort for you and your family.
Lydia Byars 2019-02-08 10:41:38
What a beautiful life! I'm praying for your peace and for comfort as you remember her.
Cathy Cornett 2019-02-08 11:20:35
Reuben, May God''s peace and comfort cover you during these difficult days. So sorry for you and the family. Love Cathy
Gail Caudell Garrett 2019-02-08 12:45:30
From our family to yours, always know how special we thought Margie was and we loved her even if we didn't get to get to see her often. She was always family and her loss will felt by so many people. We love all of you!!
Teresa McNeal Cross 2019-02-08 14:24:11
Patti, I am so sorry upon hearing of the death of your mom. I still remember what a pretty lady she was. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Sandy Maddox 2019-02-08 18:19:52
Reuben and family, Our most sincere sympathy. We have been remembering all the good times of our years in Gainesville on the church staff...worship, fellowship and all good times with you and your family. Prayers for you during these days.
Caro Landers 2019-02-09 00:23:14
I am so very sorry and will keep this family in my prayers.
Patty Williams 2019-02-09 00:46:17
Tim, I’m so sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a lovely lady. Thoughts of comfort are with you.
Seher ₺ Kutlu Savas 2019-02-09 04:16:33
Kutlu & I are so sory. We wish we could be with you today & attend your memorial service. We are with you in spirit. We will always love you. Prayers are with you & your family.
Melanie Pierson 2019-02-09 08:53:33
Marge is a beautiful soul.God help you all in your loss. Love, Melanie
Monica Mainwaring 2019-02-09 16:23:57
May she rest in peace and rise in glory. God give your family comfort at this time.
Stacia Smith Worley 2019-02-09 23:15:08
Condolences for Reuben and family.
Jan and Gene Cobb 2019-02-10 08:55:42
Thinking about you Reuben.
Jean Smith 2019-02-10 11:27:01
So very sorry about the passing of Margie. May GOD be with you all,especially Martha and Steve
Jeff Pickett 2019-02-11 12:12:59
Deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Mrs. Marjorie Black on behalf of Delta Golden Wings (DGW), a fraternity of retired and active airline pilots. As the beloved wife of Captain Reuben Black, Marjorie guided their family during long hours of separation. As a mother and grandmother she loved and guided with lasting consequences for her own and for others. She cast a wide net, and the memory of her will live on. Jeff Pickett Secretary, Delta Golden Wings
Gerry Dreiling 2019-02-14 13:28:03
Reuben, God bless you and your family
Alan Price 2019-02-17 15:14:03
Dear Reuben, I cannot tell you how saddened Marlee and I are to hear of Marjorie's passing. For so many years, we have shared our memories of the day we spent with you two learning about "grancamp" and have shared this idea with countless other friends. You both meant a great deal to us and know that we are remembering you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Alan
Sandra Gordy Massell 2019-10-08 21:04:01
My deepest condolences....
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