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Marjorie Virginia G. Cassada

Marjorie Virginia Gardner Cassada, 90, died on August 17, 2020 at Lake Prince Woods where she was lovingly cared for.  She was born in Suffolk, Virginia, to the late Nelson Timothy and Virginia Babb Gardner.  She is predeceased by her husband Hugh Bible Cassada; son Edward Nelson Cassada; and brother Tim Gardner.

She grew up on the family farm in Nansemond County, graduating from Chuckatuck High School in 1946.  She attended Radford College but left before earning her degree to become a full-time wife and mother. She married Hugh Bible Cassada in 1948 and proudly raised four children along with helping many family members, friends and neighbors and growing many vegetables and flowers.

Marjorie was a member of Western Branch Baptist Church for over 35 years and of First Baptist Church, Suffolk, for over 50 years.  She taught children’s and adult classes, participated in women’s circles, and arranged flowers for worship.

She is survived by her children, Janice Ferry and husband Jim, daughter-in-law Jackie Culpepper Cassada, Hugh Bible Cassada, Alan Brian Cassada and wife Cathy; her grandchildren, Emi Ferry and husband Kevin Navolio, Meri Ellen Lynott and husband Shaun, Hilary and Chip Cassada; and her great-grandchildren, Brennan and Nora Lynott.

Thank you to all her family, neighbors, and friends for loving support throughout her life. Thank you to the Staff at Lake Prince Woods who provided care and support for her these last years.

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, a private family service is planned.  Contributions in memory of Marjorie Cassada may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Dr Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com

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I have such wonderful memories of Marge and the times we both worked at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. She was a wonderful friend-always kind and cheerful. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.

Brenda Kincaid May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs. Cassada was loved by many! She always had such a sweet smile and I loved working with her at NSA. She loved supporting and attending her children's ball games. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with her family.

Betty J. Riddick May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Janice, Hugh, Brian and the Cassada Family, On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you all our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known, and I always enjoyed being with her. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sincerely, Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Staff

Ronald H. Williams May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Please known we grieve with you but not as those who have no hope and we also rejoice with you knowing Mrs Cassada is at home with her Savior forevermore. So many memories growing up with you all...such a great impact in my life, I praise God when I think of those days. You are in our prayers as time goes on. Love to you all.

Barry Hobbs May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Your mom was such a sweet lady. I have fond memories of her at FBC when I was growing up. Praying for you In the days ahead as you honor her...

Patricia Gatling Middlebrooks May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Brian, I dont believe I have seen you since high school. But all through the years since, I would run into your mother here and there and she was always so sweet whenever I saw her. Im sorry to here about your mother Brian. In closing I hope you and your family are doing well.

Jim Clark May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs. Cassada was absolutely one of the sweetest people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She set a great example for the rest of us to follow. I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort to the family.

Joey Holland May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Janice, I'm so sorry to learn your mother passed away. You were so blessed to have her in your life for many years. My sincere sympathy to you and her family and friends.

Lynell Grizzard Firebaugh May 13 2021 12:00 AM