Born Saturday, September 20, 1947
Died Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Marcia Ann was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Emery Hardy Jennings, Jr. and Mozella Faye Miller Jennings on September 20, 1947. She was the second child born to this union. She attended the Muskogee Public Schools graduating from Manual Training High School in 1965. She attended Spencer Methodist Church along with her family. Her father was a devoted public school principal and Radio Personality in Muskogee and impressed upon his children and students the transformative power and vital importance of education. She attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
She enjoyed the many learning opportunities afforded her at MTHS and gained many loyal friends from those years, which proved to be endearing, lasting her a lifetime. Two schoolmates and devoted friends came to her rescue to give her physical care and love throughout her illness. Sondra “Sandman “ Webb and her lifetime friend since grade school Collotta “Chick” Cade-Bailey. She was visited by many of her friends and classmates, bringing food, comfort and cheer during her illness. Marcia Ann met the love of her life Willie Granger, in grade school, and in 1968 they were united in marriage. They were blessed with one son, Jason Jennings Granger, who preceded her in death in 2007 at the age of 36.
Marcia was employed by AT&T for over thirty years, and it was required of her to live in Oklahoma City. However, she became the main caregiver for her sister, mother and aunt, before and after her retirement. She enjoyed travel whenever she could get a break and shared memories and stories of her travels throughout this country and to many foreign countries. When it became necessary for her to enter the nursing home, she was an avid advocate for the young people who worked in the facility. She consistently encouraged them to become better educated as her father had taught her. She was well liked by the workers in the facility and they would cater to her whims, often slipping away to get encouragement from her. Some would come back to visit her after moving to different careers. She never forgot them.
Marcia’s departure on January 29, 2020 signified a sweet reunion with her family, Emery, Mozella, Emetta and her beloved son, Jason. Her memory will be forever cherished by her loyal friends, classmates and cousins: Donna Patrick (Glenn), Tulsa, Ok., William Pierce, Casper, Wyoming; Harriet Holiday, Las Vegas, Nev., Gary (Speedy) Kimbrough, Las Vegas, Nev., William (Billy) Jennings Jr, Soper, Ok, Mae Eva Denton, OKC, Ok., Patricia Johnson (James), Tulsa, Ok; Marva Knotts (Lawrence) Ft. Worth, Tx., Maetta Claybon, (John) Tulsa, Ok., Arthur Jennings, Los Angeles, Calif.
A Memorial Service is scheduled Friday, February 14, 2020, 2:00 P.M., Precious Memories Chapel, House of Winn Funeral Home, 2200 Military Blvd, Muskogee, OK.
The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Home, Muskogee.