A memorial service for Marjorie Rosser Torrance, 90 of Swainsboro, was held Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Reverend Casey Shaw, and Reverend H. William Perry officiating. The family received friends following the service in the sanctuary. She passed away June 19, 2021.
The oldest of three girls born to the late Isaac Vinson Rosser and Mary Phillips Rosser, Mrs. Marjorie Rosser Torrance was born in Atlanta on January 25, 1931. She completed Decatur Girls High School as a National Honor Society graduate in 1948, then attended the University of Georgia (UGA) and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music in 1952. She was a member of Baptist Student Union, Sigma Alpha Iota, and received Mortar Board honor society recognition while at UGA. She was a stay-at-home mother and piano teacher during her early years in Athens and was a member of the Athens Music Teachers Association. In 1973, she earned a Master of Education as a Media Specialist and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi before moving to Statesboro. While in Statesboro, Mrs. Torrance served as librarian at Marvin Pittman Laboratory School and Statesboro High School. She was always active in her church, where she played piano, taught Sunday school, taught English as a second language, and went on numerous mission trips, including two to Africa. She was an accomplished pianist and could play the keys off of an accordion. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Larry Torrance.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Murray (David) of Fernandina Beach, Florida; two sons, Phil Torrance (Lynn) of Swainsboro and Reid Torrance (Ronda) of Reidsville; sisters, Annette Lovelady of Duluth and Jean Moody of Blue Ridge; grandchildren, Eric Ruff, Austin Murray (Katie), Caitlin Murray, Chase Murray, Philip Torrance, Anna Torrance, Reena Torrance Coppola (Phil), and Ty Torrance (Rachel); step-granddaughter, Nicole Murray; great-grandchildren, Theodore Ruff, Alasdair Murray, Orla Murray, Baron Murray, and Luke Torrance; and step-great-granddaughter, Madison Murray.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swainsboro First Baptist Church for Mission Trip Supplies, 240 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA 30401.
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements.