Marjorie Belle Ramsay Burroughs was born on 03/03/1933- a date she always considered lucky, and indeed her life was filled with luck, laughter, and joy. She was a proud native of New Orleans and the proud daughter of Louise and Harry Ramsay. She is survived by her dear sister, Bonnie Lingel, and is preceded by her dear sister, Emmy Lorusso.
Margie, as she was to all, or Mama Margie, to all the kids who loved her without reserve, got to have adventures a little Nola girl couldn’t have imagined. In the 1960’s she climbed to the Parthenon in Greece. She went inside the pyramids at Giza. She flew across the ocean in a silver plane, just like the song. She lived in Abadan, Iran. She married a dashing man named Steve Burroughs who took her all over the world and gave her two loving children, Forrest Scott, and Elizabeth Wales. She leaves two loving grandsons, Brendan Hogan and Ashton Burroughs.
She was the best friend a person could ever ask for, and she and her best friend, Edwidge Le Dieu were as close as sisters. They shared a lifetime of friendship through hardship and heartache, only to love and comfort each other along the way. Joy Eberwine is another dear friend who has shaped her life with kindness and unconditional love. Many more stand in the ranks of those she loved and adored, and who adored her.
As a mother, she was kind and loving, accepting and forgiving, always having the right thing to say, and a soft shoulder to cry on. She wasn’t only a mom to her own kids but half the neighborhood, and an entire Boy Scout troop as well. Mama Marge was simply beloved by any child who was lucky enough to be in her presence. She will be missed by all. The world is a sadder place without her.
She will be remembered on Sunday, March 6th at 11 am in Vancleave, MS. at the family home, 10300 Hwy. 57.
Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Jim Ramsay Road in Vancleave is honored to serve the Burroughs family.