|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1941|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2011|
Margie Louise Ayers (Lloyd) was born July 26, 1941, to William Webster Lloyd and Clara Lee Lloyd in Beggs, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of eight children. Margie grew up and graduated high school in Beggs, then moved to Oklahoma City shortly after graduation. She lived at the YWCA in downtown Oklahoma City and worked at First National Bank in the accounting department. It was there that she met, dated and eventually married James Ayers on June 23, 1961.
After her youngest child was born, Margie began working as a substitute teacher for Moore Public Schools then found her calling as an Indian Education Tutor for the schools. She spent the remainder of her career helping children with academic needs by providing them with an environment of love, learning and fun. Even up until the day of her death, she had return visits from children she had tutored even 10-15 years ago. She played such an instrumental role in educating young kids. She loved music, sewing, reading and spending time with her family. She was famous among her kids for creating games for family get-togethers and making sure there was enough macaroni-and-cheese to go around.
Her heart was always that of a caregiver. Everything she did was about helping someone else, even when she became ill. The last six months of her life was spent surrounded by those she loved. She was able to let others take care of her. Although the illness and chemotherapy treatments were difficult to endure, she found comfort in knowing that she and her husband were cared for and that she didn't have to worry about doing anything but feeling better. She had the wonderful opportunity to visit her family and best friend before she became too ill to travel. The trips down memory lane are something she talked about with great enjoyment. She smiled all the way home. The last days of her life were filled with her family at her side. She would even comment that she was ready for God to take her home.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Margie passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
She is survived by her husband, James Ayers Sr. of the home; four children, James Ayers Jr., Brian Ayers with wife, Dorothy; Ellen Walker, and Kevin Ayers with wife, Becky. She has four grandchildren: Brandy Jones with husband, Anthony, Brittany Ayers, Jonathon Walker with wife, Sarah, Keegan Walker and Makenzie Ayers. Her great-grandchildren are Anthony Jones Jr., Emilee Jones, Brooklin Ayers, Isabella Walker, Brighton Ayers, Haiden Walker, Abigail Walker, and Greyson Luna.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Sunnylane Cemetery.
To share condolences, please visit www.ResthavenOKC.com.
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Record added: Nov 25, 2011
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