Marjorie M. McGinnis
Marjorie M. McGinnis, 86, of Gerry, NY went to her eternal reward March 25, 2021 at The Homestead of Heritage Ministries, bringing to a close a lifetime of service to God, family and friends.
She was born Feb. 8, 1935 in her home on Dye Road, South Dayton, NY, the second child of Ralph and Marian (Scott) Dye. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Nelson and Robert and is survived by her youngest brother Mel (Dorothy) Dye, step-daughter Dixie (Garth) Bolinder and four sons: Melvin, Merlin (Angela), Mark (Karla), and Max (Kristin) as well as 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Marjorie graduated from Pine Valley Central School in 1953 where she was a standout basketball player. She continued her playing career at Roberts Wesleyan and in 1979 she became the first female inducted into the Roberts Wesleyan College Sports Hall of Fame. She married Rev. Raymond L. McGinnis in 1958. They were married for 60 years before his passing in 2018. Together they had a great ministry that spanned 45 years. She was a great mother for her four sons and step-daughter and a very loving grandparent to her 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She had a passion for working with children in Sunday school and children’s camps. She was the coordinator of volunteers at Heritage Village for many years.
She lived with unconditional love, uncanny compassion and unending energy. Her consistent strength and love were both her legacy and her daily choice. She always focused on living her faith and loving those around her. She left a lifetime of lessons for how to live, love, and give.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 at the Jordan Funeral Home in Sinclairville, NY. A celebration of life service will be held at the Park United Methodist Church, 49 Sinclair Dr., Sinclairville at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31. The service will be streamed live at https://tinyurl.com
/blessedatpark or go to YouTube blessedatpark.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Heritage Ministries Ray McGinnis Society (heritage1886.org
/mcginnis/), Box 350, Gerry, NY 14740.