Marjorie Lee Council

August 12, 1921January 21, 2014
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Marjorie L. Council of Palm View passed away Tuesday, January 21 in the loving arms of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born in Evansville, Indiana on August 12, 1921. While still an infant her parents moved to Florida where they lived in Jacksonville, Tampa, Palmetto and Fort Myers. Marjorie attended Palmetto High School where she met her sweetheart and future husband of 68 years, Walter W. Council. Walter passed away in October 2010. She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie A. Jones; mother, Ollie M. Seiler; sister Betty Jo Didier and brother Leslie A. Jones, Jr. She leaves behind her three adoring children and their spouses, Diane Peebles (Jerry), Sharon Mullens (Jim) and David W. Council (Amy); loving grandchildren, Pamella Boozer, Keith Peebles, Jimmy Mullens, Austin Council and Cole Council; five great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; step-sisters, Ruth Edwards (Charles) and Jean Rauf (Jim); sister-in-law, Monteen C. Hayman; brothers-in-law, Charlie T. Council, Earl Council (Nadine); and numerous nieces and nephews.On behalf of their mother, the family wishes to express her great love and appreciation to devoted caregivers, Joyce Altman and Sandy Waldron, who have loved and cared for her as if she had been their own mother. Marjorie was known for her loving and kind spirit; she was a caring and thoughtful person in all of her deeds and actions. She loved animals and humans alike. Marjorie could be described as an earthly angel who epitomized the meaning of love. Loving her family above all else. She was as strong as she was gentle – her remarkable gifts of strength and courage were ever present as she faced and overcame many of life’s most challenging physical and emotional circumstances. Marjorie was a gifted homemaker, devoted wife, an extraordinary mother and grandmother and a sensitive and thoughtful friend. She gave of her time and talents as a school and community volunteer serving for many years as homeroom mother, Sunday school teacher, PTA officer, Girl Scout and Brownie Troop leader. A victim of polio, Marjorie devoted many years of her life as a volunteer fundraiser for the March of Dimes in the fight to eradicate the disease. Receiving of friends will be at the Palm View First Baptist Church, 415 49th Street E., Palmetto, FL 34221 on Monday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. immediately after, a service celebrating her life will be held followed by her burial nearby at Skyway Memorial Gardens. If you are so inclined, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Marjorie’s memory to Rotary International’s Polio Plus Fund or to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences can be made at


  • Palm View First Baptist Church Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2014

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February 1, 2014

Diane and family; So sorry to hear about your mom; I know how difficult it can be and wishing you all good memories of special times with her. Stacey Hill Limberg

January 28, 2014

Diane and all: So sorry to read of your mom's passing. I know the past few years have been difficult and I know how difficult it is to lose your mom. May you rest in the assurance that she is at peace. Much love, Donna Jones Lincks

Linda Westberry

January 28, 2014

My condolences to Sharon and her family. I remember Sharon from PHS. I enjoyed looking at your mother's photo album online. Such wonderful memories and may she rest in peace.

Harry Cannon

January 27, 2014

Sorry to learn of your loss. I will always fondly remember Mrs. Council working in the clinic at Palm View Elementary school where I was a student in the 1950s. I was one of those students who she helped.
Harris (Harry) Cannon

Lois Garcia-Hawkins

January 25, 2014

Diane,so sorry to hear about your Mom. I often think of her as I pass your houses alot of times.I remember her from way back in our elementary school days and how sweet she always was.I lost my Mom many years ago and you are so blessed to have had her for so long.God will take care of you through this and my prayers are with you and all of the family.

Beth Breeze Cantrell

January 25, 2014

What a beautiful lady with a beautiful spirit, praying for you all during this time. May God give you His peace that passes all understanding.

Dona Lettelleir

January 25, 2014

So sorry to hear of the family's loss. I remember her fondly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Dona Mead Lettelleir

Peggy Harrison Long

January 25, 2014

Sharon and family, so sorry for your loss.

Barbara Curlres Kinn

January 25, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Council as a young girl. What a wonderful lady.

Tricia Hardy

January 25, 2014

You are all in my thoughts. Sorry for your loss.