Marjorie Fitzgerald Berson

November 3, 1923April 29, 2019

Marjorie F. Berson, age 95, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a former school teacher, died at Morningside of Raleigh on April 29.

Marjorie Lee Fitzgerald was born Nov. 3, 1923, on a family farm in Micro, N.C., the oldest of eight children of Wilbert and Effie Fitzgerald. After graduating from high school in 1940, Marjorie attended East Carolina University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education four years later.

In 1945, Marjorie married George L. Berson, a World War II veteran and later a civil engineer. She taught in a Raleigh elementary school until 1950, when she quit work to raise her two children.

Marjorie was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked in the nursery. Over the years she was involved in civic organizations, was a Brownie leader, and volunteered at Rex Hospital. After her husband George died in 1986, Marjorie returned to teaching, this time at Highland United Methodist Church’s pre-school.

Marjorie is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Lee Berson and Judith Berson Waller, four sisters, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Morningside and Amedisys Hospice for the care they gave Marjorie in her final months.

A memorial service for Marjorie will be held at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 201 Dixie Trail Raleigh, NC, at 2 p.m. on May 7th.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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