Marjorie W. Bean, 84 of Lakeland, died Saturday, February 26, 2011 due to heart failure. She was born December 8, 1926 in Trion, Georgia to Jim and Ella (Stiles) Wardlaw and moved to Lakeland in 1969 coming from Jekyll Island, Georgia. Marjorie was a devoted partner to her husband, Tommy, mother, grandmother and homemaker and was member of The First Baptist Church at The Mall.

Her dedication to her Life’s Mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ was exemplified through Christian Womens Club and counseling at Compassion House. She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Lewis Tommy Bean who resides in Lakeland; her daughter, Tina (Walter) Brown of Lakeland; her son, Andy (Debbie ) of Lakeland and her grandchildren, Heather and Amanda Brown, Lauren Bean Cushenbery, Lindsay Bean and Jordan Bean Rayburn. Friends will be received from 6-8 pm Monday at the Lakeland Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 10 am Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at The Mall with interment services following at Lakeland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, donations may be sent to Compassion House at First Baptist Church at the Mall, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801.