Mrs. Marjorie (Margie) Cravens Elder, of Knoxville, Tennessee, born on September 27, 1935 in Greeneville, Tennessee, to the late Velma Cravens and the late Ben Cravens, passed away at age 83 on April 27, 2019 in Dacula, Georgia.
She graduated from Central High School in Knoxville, TN and pursued 2 years of post-secondary education along with numerous professional training courses. In addition to being a full-time mother and a Sears Catalog Operator, Margie's career included 25 years in the Medical industry as an Office Manager at Northside Orthopedics.
Margie is survived by her husband Bob Johnson of Hendersonville, TN. Previously, she was married to the late Billy Elder for 46 years until his death. Together they had 5 children.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Vern Cravens and Wayne Cravens. Margie is survived by her sons and their wives, Terry and Denise Elder , Greg and Virginia Elder, and Chris and Kim Elder; daughters and their husbands, Angela and Robert Little and Karen and Dean Parr; stepson, Rich Radovich and his wife Leona; brother, Ronnie Cravens and his wife Carolyn; and sister, June Anderson. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren with 2 more due in August and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.
Margie enjoyed her family more than anything else in life. She also loved coaching softball and was actively involved with her children's school including serving in the PTA. She was known as a "mom to many" and impacted the lives of everyone she came in contact with.
In lieu of flowers, Donations in Margie's name to Wounded Warriors are welcome and appreciated.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 12 Stone Church, 2109 Teron Trace, Dacula, Georgia, 30019.