Marjoray Ridley Wilemon

marjoray wilemon

January 21, 1921 ~ June 4, 2022

Born in: Union City, New Mexico
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Marjoray Ridley Wilemon, 101, went home to be with her Savior June 4, 2022 at her home in Arlington where she lived for 58 years.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Center St., Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Central Bible Church, 8001 Anderson Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76120, or Bible Study Fellowship International, Global Headquarters, 19001 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258,

Marjoray was born January 21, 1921 in a small community in Union County, New Mexico to Ray and Rhoda Ridley. From very humble beginnings her family raised crops and eventually moved to Fort Worth where they had a small grocery store in the Poly area of Fort Worth. She attended Poly High School and Texas Tech University where she was a class officer and cheerleader; graduating with a degree in home economics in 1942.

She met her husband, Howard while she was at North Texas and he was attending N.T.A.C. which is now UTA.

They both loved to dance and they met at a dance venue in the Arlington area. They married in September of 1942 when Howard was in the Navy and moved back to Arlington in 1947 where they resided for the rest of their lives.

She was very involved in numerous community organizations including PTA, Women of Rotary, and Women’s Club of Arlington serving as President in those organizations.

Marjoray’s passion became serving her Lord and Savior through organizations such as Pantego Bible Church, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Happy Hill Farms where she served on their boards.

Her love of God’s Word was further advanced when she served as a group leader in Bible Study Fellowship for 35 years into her 90’s. She taught and encouraged hundreds of women and men to join the organization. She had a desire for anyone she met to know her Savior Jesus Christ and she dedicated her life to that calling.

Her community group at Pantego Bible Church, now Central Bible Church was always a great joy in her life and she was very thankful for each of the members and their influence on her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wilemon; and sister, Jeanie Rotolo.

Marjoray is survived by her sons, Brad Wilemon and his wife, Pennye, and Stan Wilemon; grandchildren, Ashley Williams and husband, Robert, and Allison Prewitt, Rance Wilemon and his wife, Tonie, and Zane Wilemon and wife, Amal, and Jenna Wilemon; and 6 great-grandchildren, Ethan Williams, Blakely Prewitt, Garren Prewitt, Landry Williams, Jude Wilemon and Rose Wilemon.

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Public Visitation: June 14, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Memorial Service: June 15, 2022 2:00 pm

First Baptist Church
Address Not Available

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  1. The first time I met Marjoray we talked about the Lord. I never saw her that we did not talk about Him. That is quite a legacy.

  2. My Aunt Marjoray was always an inspiration to me! She encouraged every mission I felt called to. What a bright shining light! The first time she met my husband it was right before we married and she said to him, “Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior?” Alan was a little shocked with her boldness but said, “Well, yes!” Then it was like okay you can marry my niece! We will all miss your spunk and spirit!

  3. My Aunt was a wonderful woman! I always admired her, but I really got to know her in Bible Study Fellowship. She was always so sweet and easy to talk to. I never really, really got to know her until then. She was such a strong Christian and her love of Jesus influenced me so much. Marjoray was a true blessing to me, and I know she was to so many others
    as well❤️

  4. Brad, Pennye, Stan and all who loved Marjoray,
    Oh my, when I saw her picture and that marvelous smile in the paper today, my heart skipped a beat. From her days of friendship with Zora and the times I saw Howard and Marjoray sitting and laughing with mom and Paul, I remember loving Marjoray. That smile, that laugh – both treasures.
    I know from my experience with aged parents that the last years have been hard. I rejoice in her ultimate healing and that now all things are made new.
    Blessings to you all.
    Ron and Cathy Bontley Brown

  5. Marjoray Wilemon is the true definition of an Angel on Earth. She was a joy and blessing to know and will be sorely missed by all.


  6. What a grand, elegant, Christian woman. She was kind to everyone and loved the Lord and served His kingdom. I don’t remember my adult life without Marjoray Wilemon in it. Brad, Pennye, Stan, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family during this time of loss. Although I haven’t seen Marjoray in a while, I will definitely miss her.

  7. I’ll never forget Marjoray. Her bold witness, her unflinching encouragement to all, telling us fortunate friends to follow Jesus. She was never so sweet that she didn’t speak the truth. I counted on her smile at church greeting me, and her wry wit as she handed me my BSF lesson every week, “This one is just for you, Margaret!” And then a wink. ❤️ This world is harder without her, yet we know where she is, waiting for us.🙏

  8. Marjoray was one of a group of very special people we have known at PBC/CBC. She would be proud to be grouped with them. She is grouped in my heart with Lorraine Thompson, Mary Guill, Miss Martha, Doris and Sam Meserve, Miss Iva Roxburgh, Nona and Bill Sweaney-all precious saints/servants who I can imagine standing around her and introducing her personally to our Savior. The last time I saw her I complimented her on her hat. I join the ladies of her class today and will wear a hat. I seldom put it on without thinking of her. Brad and Pennye, I know you will miss her. We will too. Love you folks.

  9. Mrs Wilemon was a beautiful lady inside & out. I looked forward to seeing her & the hats she wore at BSF. I was fortunate enough to be in a class with her one year & loved hearing her share her knowledge of the bible. I’m sorry I was not aware of her passing until now. Your family will be in my prayers.

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