Marcia Gardner Roberts
July 12, 1943 - December 27, 2023

Marcia Gardner Roberts, 80, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, December 27, 2023. She was born July 12,
1943, to the late Raymond E. Garnder, Sr. and Ida Ruth Felton Gardner. She was preceded in death by
her parents, her brother, Ranny Gardner; her grandson, Shane Jordan; and her son, Eddy Roberts. She
was survived by her daughter, Angie Roberts (husband Jay) and daughter, Becky Roberts; her
granddaughter, Abby Guevara; and her grandson, Luke Roberts. Marcia was a school teacher devoted to
enriching the lives of her students. Her faith was unshakable and contagious. Her trust in the Lord was
her guiding light throughout her life and she nurtured her children through Christ’s love. She was a
longtime member of First Christian Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, serving as an elder,
and being actively involved in fellowship with her church family. She joyfully wore any hat that was
placed upon her head. She genuinely enjoyed entertaining and her cooking was loved by all. Southern
hospitality was her happy place. Marcia’s essence will linger in every life she touched. She is now at
peace in her maker’s arms.

The service will be Saturday January 6, 2024 at First Christian Church 2035 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403 at 2:00pm

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations, 6 Jacksonville Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


  • Mary Jo Pittman Godwin Posted December 28, 2023 8:46 pm

    Marcia was a very special cousin. Always sweet and kind, she was definitely a role model for me. Charles and I send Angie, Becky, and the kids our deepest sympathy, love and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Jon & Marcia Felton Posted December 30, 2023 10:08 pm

    Angie, Becky & kids,
    Your mother was such a grand human being. Her hospitality and love for family was legendary and an example for all of us. Marcia and I still remember her singing “Evergreen” so beautifully at our wedding 44 years ago and of course Eddy was our ring bearer. Know that you’re in our hearts as you adjust to the loss of her physical presence. But her joyful spirit remains in all of us. May God bless you and keep you and give you peace. ✝️

  • Mona Horton Posted January 5, 2024 12:44 pm

    Sweet “big” cousin we adored growing up…sweet smile always… gentle spirit… heartwarming presence … we never outgrew our admiration and joy in her presence !
    We will miss you greatly . No family reunion here will ever be the same …. But the one you are having now with all who preceded you blesses our hearts immeasurably!
    Sweet peace and rest and singing in your heavenly choir … forever !
    We send our love to all of your family and special loved ones here going on without you!

    From Uncle David and Aunt Madeline’s
    Velda, Mona, and David J. Gardner

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