SALISBURY, Md. - Marjorie Southard Gerhardt, 88, of Salisbury, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Wicomico Nursing Home. Born in Baltimore on October 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harry D. Southard and Anna Mae Browning Southard. She worked as a bookkeeper for a restaurant in Wilmington, DE for 20 years before retiring. During her earlier years, she enjoyed supporting her children in their school activities. She loved cooking and spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Brown and her husband, Bob of Salisbury; 9 grandchildren, Julie B. Myers, Robert F. Brown, Jr., Susan B. Mills, Teresa Klizanowiez, Christina Chesner, Sheila G. Betts, Angela G. Von Den Bosch, Gary Alan Gerhardt and Jennifer Gerhardt; 16 great grandchildren; and 2 nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Aleta G. Bailey; a son, Ralph M. Gerhardt, Jr and a brother, Duane Southard.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. Her grandson, Pastor Robert F. Brown, Jr. will officiate. Contributions in her memory may be made to Wicomico Nursing Home, 900 Booth St., Salisbury, MD 21801. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.