Marion Joseph Margin was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday March 28, 2013, at the age of 91. Marion was born on February 6, 1922, in New Orleans, LA, to Alfred and Viola Margin. He graduated Holy Ghost Elementary and Xavier Prep H.S. before entering the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to New Orleans where he met his wife of 64 years, Jeannette Carter Margin. He was a member of Epiphany Parish where he served as an usher. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 36 years. He was a member of the Bon Temps Social Club for 50 years. Marion was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Viola Margin; four siblings Alfred and Bernard Margin, Alfredetta Hamilton, and Gwendolyn Brisco; and his daughter-in-law Danielle Margin. He leaves in God’s care his wife Jeannette Margin; three children Tara Margin Sutton, Barret and Lorelle Margin; his son-in-law Dr. Averell Sutton; and five grandchildren Averell, Ryan, and Brandon Sutton, and Brooke and Barret Margin, Jr. Marion is also being remembered by his brother Salvador Margin, Sr. and sister Nellie Reddix; his brother-in-law Dr. Charles Mason Reddix; and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins, relatives and devoted friends.
Marion, Daddy, Pop, Grandpa was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, father-in-law, grandfather, soldier, co-worker, supervisor and friend. He never met a person he disliked and always wished the best for everyone. Marion loved to spend his time with family. He especially enjoyed doing any- and everything with his five grandchildren. He always knew just what to do with and for them from infant to adulthood, and they in turn knew just how to make his day. One of his most favorite activities was cooking, and a wonderful cook he was. Luckily for him, everyone he knew loved to eat. No one met a dish of his they did not like. Marion was an avid sports fan of almost every kind. Whether watching a game on TV or in person, he thoroughly enjoyed picking his preferred team and rooting them on. But no team was ever as good to him as his favorite team of all time, the New Orleans Saints! A former season ticket holder for many years, the Saints were his team in good times and bad. However, he always remained honest in his assessment of their on-field performance. It was okay for him to criticize their shortfalls. But, if you weren’t a Saints fan, criticism was not welcomed.
Marion positively influenced the lives of all who came in contact with him whether they realized it or not. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in eternal peace and continue to watch over us as one of the newest “Saints” in Heaven.