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Marjorie Sanders Bartholomew departed this life and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the age of 85. She was born on November 6, 1933 to the late Timmit and Mable Sanders. She was reared by the late Lawrence and Bernadine (Deanie) Emilien. Marjorie was the loving wife of the late Herman Bartholomew, Jr.; mother of Adrienne B. Esteen (Barry), Vaughn R. Bartholomew (Drandy), and Germaine Bartholomew; Step-mother of Herman (Hack) Bartholomew (Linda); sister of Mildred S. Bradley and Bernice Sanders. She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers Orelia, George, James, Eugene, Louise, and Bernadine Sanders. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Barry M. Esteen, Jr. and Brandon C. Esteen (Rochell); five great grandchildren, Kennedi, Barry III, Alaycia, Jalen, and Brianne Esteen and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; Godmother of Valerie Harvey and devoted friend of Carmen Jones.
Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers, and members of True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral, priest and parishioners of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, also employees of Touro Hospital, and former teachers of Judah P. Benjamin School, are invited to attend a Funeral Service at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2008 Marigny Street on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 am. Visitation will begin at 8:00 am. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Mayer Ave. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave.