Marcia Ware Brinkley, 69, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 13, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Born October 6, 1951 in Charlotte, NC, Marcia graduated from Kings Mountain High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Erskine College. She married Clarence Jack Brinkley in 1975, and the two recently celebrated their 46th year of marriage.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Franklin L. Ware Jr., and Eddys Latham Ware. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Karen Etzkorn and husband Justin, of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Melvin Ware and wife Janet of Blacksburg, SC, and Edwin Ware, of Morganton, NC, as well as four nieces and nephews.
An educator at heart, Marcia taught middle school biology for a number of years in Charleston SC. After Karen’s birth she devoted fifteen years as a stay-at-home mother to Karen. She later worked twenty years for Bass Pro Shops, retiring in 2018. Marcia was loved by all who knew her; she was best known and will long be remembered for her genuine smile, joyful laugh, and caring heart.
The family will receive friends beginning at 2:15 on Saturday, September 18, at Boyce Memorial ARP Church in Kings Mountain. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm in the church Sanctuary officiated by Dr. Rob Patrick. Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery.
The family is being served by Harris Funerals of Kings Mountain and Byrd & Flanigan Funeral Service of Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Memorials may be made to Boyce Memorial ARP Church or charity of your choice.
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