Marjorie Tate

June 22, 1931November 5, 2018

Marjorie Faye Tate (Margie)

Mrs. Tate died on November 05, 2018 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. She was 87 years old, born in Carroll county, Tennessee on June 22, 1931 to Jamie and Cecil Maureen Reed Caraway. She was a proud retiree from Michigan State University after 32 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Thomas F. Tate, a son Thomas (Franky) Tate, daughters Patsy Nan Tate and Janet Ann Purchase. And sisters Dorothy Burress and Amelia Mae Goodrum, both from Trezevant, TN.

Survivors include sons Daniel (Dan) Tate of Lansing, Roger Tate and wife Colleen of Hillsdale, and daughter Brenda Tate Detzler of Lansing, sister Betty Knott of Bradford, TN. She was a loving grandmother to Angela (Angie) Detzler, Shane Detzler, Chrystal Detzler Bustillos, Jessica Tate Rudd and Jamie Tate, Thomas, Trent, and Autumn Tate. Travis and Trisha Tate, Shannon Purchase Dearman and Brad Purchase.

She was a great grandmother to Colby Detzler, Adrian Perez, Khloe and Lilyanna Bustillos, River Detzler, Twins Charlie and Carly Rudd, Sierra Rudd, Ryan and Lindsey Williamson, Amanda Shappee, Chelsea Rodriguez, Colton Purchase, Dawn Tate, Sullivan Tate, Breonah Drouillard, and Nicolas Lalonde

Margie also had 12 great great grandchildren.

Margie was always on the go, she loved to garden and grow her own vegetables, talking, and driving around Lansing in her Ford F-150. She enjoyed hunting, and the outdoors. She was involved with the community Garden Project in Lansing, Michigan.

She loved to spend time with her children and grandkids. She always meant well, and tried to help others when she was able to. No matter what obstacles life through her way with tragedy, no one ever seen Margie sad. There was always a smile on her face! She was a very loving and caring person. She will be missed dearly by her Children, and Grandkids.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 a luncheon will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Robbin Hill located at:

16441 Old U.S 27, Lansing, MI 48906

Grave side services will be held at a later date.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 11, 2018

Marjorie Tate

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Sherry Trafford

November 11, 2018

I have known Marge and family for many years. Marge loved to eat and was a happy person. When Marge would see me she would follow me and talk all day. Marge will be missed by all. Prayers to the family.

Tricia Tate

November 11, 2018

She was just always so happy and smiling. She was so infectious, smile always glowing and heart full of love. She always had something to talk about and could talk for days with you. She was always so kind and loving. So I dont have any memories of her being any other way. She was truly an amazing woman and all though I didnt get so see her a lot, these are all the great things I will remember her by.

Chrystal Bustillos

November 7, 2018

Betty,Dorothy,Marjorie and Amelia May

Chrystal Bustillos

November 7, 2018

She loved to decorate Christmas cookies and ate plenty of them in the meantime.