Marjorie Pratz Albrecht\n\nMarjorie Pratz Albrecht (aka “Mrs. Porter”) died peacefully, faithfully, and intentfully Thursday afternoon November 30, 2023 at her home, John Knox Village. She was surrounded by her children and completed her journey with grace and dignity.\n\nMarjorie Frances Pratz was born June 20, 1927 in Mission, Texas to Theodore Anson Pratz and Gladys Nancy Burgoon Pratz. She grew up in Mission and lived most of her life there.\n\nIn November 1941 as a pretty 14 year old twirler she was walked home by a football player after the team won the Regional Championship capping off an undefeated, untied, unscored upon team. She warmed her hands in the sweater pocket of Don Albrecht on that walk home and after marrying in November, 1944 at the ages of 17 and 19 (“there was a war on and it was different then” - Margie) were together for 50 years until Don’s death in May of 1995. Although in Mission most of the time, their life adventure took them to 14 different towns and 18 different homes. Along the way came Sheri in 1947, Larry in 1948, Kim in 1951 and Cecil in 1954.\n\nAfter dad’s death she was briefly married to William Porter until widowed by cancer a second time. She was dedicated to caring for his medical needs through his battle with cancer.\n\n“Margie” was always active in church and clubs. She was Treasurer for First Methodist Church, Mission for at least 30 years, maybe more. Later in life she joined PEO in Mission and maintained those connections for the remainder of her life.\n\nIn 2015 Margie moved to John Knox Village, where she would say that she spent “some of the best years of my life”. Known as the Amazon queen, willing to help any and everyone with their online ordering needs. Always ready with a joke, Mom did enjoy her life and is one of those people you just picture with a smile. The last year or two she became the squirrel whisperer and had squirrels eating from her hand.\n\nMargie was preceded in death by her husband Don Albrecht, her brother William Anson Pratz, and her second husband William Porter. She is survived by her daughter Sheri with grand kids Missy and Rosalee, Larry (Allie), Kim (Pam) with grandkids Matt and Ashley, Cecil (Diana) with grand kids Hilary, Miles and Emily, along with 7 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She met her newest great grandchild, Sofia Dolores Albrecht (Miles) just last Thursday Thanksgiving day. In October she got to feel her eighth great grandbaby kick in Hilary’s tummy.\n\nThe family would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the JKV community who truly became her family. The friendship and grace of everyone here were a blessing in her life.\n\nIn lieu of flowers contributions to First Methodist Church, Mission, to John Knox Village, or to the church of your choice are appreciated.