Marcia Smith Obituary, Death- After saying goodbye to Playcrafters family member Marcia T. Smith, we cried. Marcia, 75, of Trappe, PA, died Sunday, August 20, 2023. Her many sides enhanced her magnificent life. Marcia, the beloved eldest daughter of G. Carlos and Marie (O’Neal) Trollinger, was born in Pottstown, PA, on March 28, 1948.
Her varied roles enhanced her beauty. Some Marcia roles: Marcia sailed elegantly and daringly. Nurses’ kindness and dedication affected many lives. She was a union organizer and rights campaigner. Her gardening showed her love of life, even when plants died. Despite her horrible dog-training skills, she adored dogs.
Marcia could bake well but had little other culinary skills. It was her passion to knit, especially Christmas stockings, but she had many unfinished projects. Marcia was stubborn and harbored grudges, yet she was a loyal friend who supported you. She worked hard on the community theater board behind the scenes. Always hardworking, she was a diligent family caretaker.
Despite her bad jokes, Marcia was a good genealogist, reader, and crossword puzzler. She routinely gave movie and TV show spoilers, shocking others. Her camping and 76ers and Eagles fandom showed. From Pottstown to Roxborough, Tampa, and the Poconos, where she had her two children, Marcia traveled for 14 years.
She worked in registered nursing until the early 1980s, when she turned to mental health. Her clinical skills made her a great health insurance and patient advocate case manager. Marcia was Nelson C. Gray’s charming wife, who died in November 2020. All knew them mourned.
Her children, Gretchyn M. (Troy) Bailey of Lansdale, PA, and Erik L. (Kristin) Smith of Deptford, NJ, continue her love and dedication. She leaves her adoring grandchildren Alexandra, Julianna, Madelyne, and Kathryn. Carole Edlund, Holly Mangam, and Georgia Erb, her sisters who shared her vibrant life, mourn Marcia with her family.
Roles, vitality, and love will define Marcia T. Smith. All her acquaintances will miss her. The family prefers donations to Marcia’s favorite charity instead of flowers. Friends and family will honor Marcia’s beautiful life. We will miss Marcia, but her spirit will live on. Marcia, rest easy and may your road be as thrilling as your life. Though missed, your love and memories will endure.