|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1936|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2008|
Marion Cardwell Breckenridge, age 72, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at home in Atlanta, GA.
Missie, as she was affectionately known, was born June 23, 1936 at Episcopal High School to Marion and Bickerton Cardwell in Alexandria, VA where her father was professor and coach. She was predeceased by her husband Leo Stanton Payne, Jr. and their son Stan Payne, III. She attended Washington Seminary which became Westminster Schools and was part of its first graduating class. She also attended Randolph Macon Women's College where she was a member of Chi Omega. She is survived by her husband Bob Breckenridge, her daughter Betsy Koepsel and her husband Bill, and her three grandchildren Will, Callie, and Liza, all of Birmingham, AL. She is also survived by her brother and his wife Bick and D.D. Cardwell, her sister Dollie Swanson, her step-son and wife Jeff and Teresa Breckenridge, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and one glorious aunt.
Missie was an outstanding athlete all of her life. Some of her many achievements were: All State Basketball guard at Westminster, The Georgia State 35 and Over Doubles Tennis Champion, Piedmont Driving Club and Capital City Club Doubles Champion, and a member of The 1991 National USTA 50 and Over Women's Championship Team. She will be remembered most for her incredible sense of humor, her devotion to family and friends, and her unfailing love for animals.
There will be a family graveside service at 10AM Friday, August 15, 2008 at Westview Cemetery and a memorial service at St. Phillips Cathedral at 2PM.
In honor of her grandson and great niece, memorial donations can be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 14 Office Park Circle, Suite 115, Birmingham, AL 35223. Donations may also be made to The Atlanta Humane Society.
Created by: Robert Louis Daniell
Record added: Apr 24, 2013
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