Marjorie Malone

April 17, 1928January 16, 2021

Marjorie Malone, 92, of the Flag Branch community passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

She attended Victory Church of God as long as her health permitted. She was lovingly known for her delicious pies and was referred to by some as “the pie lady.” In the last few years, she actively enjoyed helping with the prayer quilt ministry, stitching each quilt with love.

She was the last descendent of Mary Vena Belle and James Emmanuel Melvin Wilhoit.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law: Sherry Landry of Greeneville and Donna (Steve) Whittenburg of Tusculum; four special grandchildren: Jenna Mays, Matthew Mays, Tavia (Matthew) Stroud and Mitch Ball; three special great granddaughters: Liberty and Emberlyn Stroud and Copeland Mays; several nieces, nephews and cousins including special nieces and nephews: Charlotte Holt, Darlene Freshour, Donald Dean and Judy Miller and Ronnie and Mable Wilhoit.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jay H. Malone, one son-in-law, Steven Landry, ten sisters, and four brothers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held in the chapel of Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home Thursday at 2 pm with Rev. Jim Fillers officiating.

Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Mitch Ball, Matthew Mays, Matthew Stroud, Chad Higginbotham, Chad Wilhoit and John Ricker.

Honorary pallbearers are Donald Dean Miller, Ronnie Wilhoit and her Sunday School Class at Victory Church of God.

Due to COVID-19, the family asks that masks be worn and social distancing be observed.


  • Sherry Landry, Daughter
  • Donna Whittenburg (Steve), Daughter
  • Jenna Mays, Grandchild
  • Matthew Mays, Grandchild
  • Tavia Stroud (Matthew), Grandchild
  • Mitch Ball, Grandchild
  • Liberty Stroud, Great Granddaughter
  • Emberlyn Stroud, Great Granddaughter
  • Copeland Mays, Great Granddaughter
  • Charlotte Holt, Special Niece
  • Darlene Freshour, Special Niece
  • Donald Dean, Special Nephew
  • Judy Miller, Special Niece
  • Ronnie Wilhoit (Mable), Special Nephew
  • Jay H. Malone, Husband of 53 years (deceased)
  • Steven Landry, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • She also leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish her memory.

  • Mitch Ball
  • Matthew Mays
  • Matthew Stroud
  • Chad Higginbotham
  • Chad Wilhoit
  • John Ricker
  • Donald Dean Miller, Honorary
  • Ronnie Wilhoit, Honorary
  • Her Sunday School Class at Victory, Honorary


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021


Marjorie Malone

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Deborah Walker

January 20, 2021

Donna & Sherry, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Aunt Margie was a special lady, she made me think of my Grandma Walker, her sister. I remember looking through old pictures with her. Great memories. Take care. Praying for you all.

Earl and Lillian Keith

January 19, 2021

Dear Donna and Sherry,
We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She was such a blessing to our family, and we have wonderful memories of her and your dad from our Ottway days. We will always remember her watching over our girls one summer so I could go to school. They loved her fried chicken, and she was so good to them. We would love to be with you at this time ,but covid has limited our outings . However, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Earl and Lil Keith

Linda Kenyon

January 19, 2021

Sherry & Donna,
I am so very sorry to read of the passing of your sweet Mama. She was always so special to me. I pray that God will hold you close during the days, weeks & months ahead as you have to travel this path.

Johnnie Wisecarver

January 19, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Tony Shelton

January 18, 2021

I have very fond memories of Marjorie , Jay , Sherry and Donna
My grandparents Kate and Herbert Shelton used to take me to Jay and Marjorie’s when I was little and I had some of the best times of my childhood there I will always treasure those memories
She will truly be missed

Mike Troutman

January 18, 2021

We are so sad to hear about Margie's passing. She was always so sweet and caring, fussing over us every time we stopped by. She will be missed!

Janice “wilhoit” Bible

January 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She will join my granddaddy (Lawerence) in Heaven.



      Marjorie Malone was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Marjorie will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Marjorie was born on April 17, 1928 at home in Greeneville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Mary Vena Belle and James Emmanuel Melvin Wilhoit. Marjorie grew up in Greene County.

      Marjorie was raised with fourteen siblings. She had four older brothers: George, Doyle, Robbie, and Lawrence; and ten sisters: Carrie, Ethyl, Ruth, Fannie, Eurie, Stella, Dollie, Inis, Veldena, and Nannie Kate. Marjorie was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Marjorie had a fairly happy school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. She attended Flag Branch School. Her favorite class in school was reading.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those she knew, Marjorie enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. Later in life, she became friends with Lilian Keith.

       She married Jay Hugh Malone on June 24, 1955. Empathic and loyal, Marjorie was committed to making her new family happy.

      Marjorie worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Marjorie was blessed with two children, two daughters, Sherry Jane and Donna Mae. Another blessing for Marjorie was the gift of four grandchildren, Tavia, Jenna, Mitchell, and Matthew.

      Fortunately, Marjorie enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Marjorie worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was as a homemaker. She was employed at the Bargain Store and at the sewing factory. Marjorie always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Marjorie enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were sewing, flowers, word puzzles, and reading. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Marjorie’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Victory Church of God. During that time, she was making pies to help with the Family Life Center expenses and she sewed approximately 900 prayer quilts in this ministry.

      Marjorie enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Florida.

      Marjorie was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Two of her favorites were Bear and Penny, Shepherd/Collie mixes.

      Marjorie passed away on January 16, 2021 at home. Marjorie fought a brave battle with COPD, asthma, and kidney disease. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Landry and Donna (Steve). Services were held at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home. Marjorie was laid to rest in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

      Simply stated, Marjorie was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Marjorie leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Marjorie Malone.