EADS, Marjorie Jean Azdell 95, died at home Friday, September 23, 2022, with daughter Patricia at her side. Marjorie was born in East Liverpool, Ohio January 6, 1927, to Clotha M. Azdell née Rauch and W. Levi Azdell. Marjorie was the eldest of three children, with siblings Leona M. and John L. She grew up in Calcutta, just outside of East Liverpool, and often commented warmly of those days spent with her cousin and best friend Flora May Wollam, also of Calcutta. She graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1944, sixth in her class, and went to work at Potters Bank and Trust, sparking a life-long interest in money, finance, and accounting. Married in 1946 to James R. Jackson (USN, WWII), also of East Liverpool, she had two children, son James Roy and daughter Jean Rose. Widowed in 1953, and after closing out the service station business in East End, Marjorie took courses through Geneva College and then taught elementary school in Calcutta.
Seeking better opportunities, in 1957 Marjorie and her parents moved with her two children to St. Petersburg, Florida. They were joined shortly afterwards by her siblings, who also established their careers and families in the St. Petersburg area. Shortly after moving to St. Petersburg, Marjorie gained employment in the accounting department of Honeywell Inc. in Clearwater, pursuing a career that served her and her family throughout her life. In 1960 she married Wesley C. Eads (US Army, WWII, POW) with whom she had two children, Patricia Ann and Samuel Wesley. Over their 41 years together, “Wes” and “Marj” shared a range of life experiences, living on the Tampa Bay waterfront, on the hog farm in the Florida Panhandle, and in the Georgia mountain community of Big Canoe, building a new house together each time they moved. In 1999, Marjorie lost her daughter Jean to an automobile accident, and then in 2001, she lost her husband Wesley to cancer. After deciding to close the household in Big Canoe, Marjorie moved in 2006 to the Cottages of Woodstock, Georgia, where, as an active member of various community committees, she happily lived out her life.
Marjorie is survived by three children: James Jackson (Natercia - Phoenix, MD), Patricia Eads (Marietta, GA), and Samuel Eads (Maricor - Roswell, GA); by her son-in-law Michael O´Kelley (Marietta, GA); by her four grandchildren: Jerome Jackson (Sarah - Silver Spring, MD), Alexina Jackson (Bethesda, MD), Sean O’Kelley (Decatur, GA), and Derek O’Kelley (Atlanta, GA); by her three great-grandchildren Fiona Jackson, Deirdre Jackson, and Iain Jackson; and by several nieces and nephews. Surviving family and close friends fondly remember Marjorie’s love of family, commitment to education, prudence in all things, and her sense of duty, loyalty, and integrity. Cremains are to be interred in a private ceremony later this year alongside her husband Wesley’s in Jasper, Georgia.