Rev. Marjorie Howard was the founding minister of Way of Life Unity Center. It was her dream to start a spiritual center with a truth-seeking congregation, and she achieved this.
Rev. Marje moved to the Emerald Coast from South Florida. She was a member of a Unity church there when she began to be in touch with our sister church in Pensacola. This was the early 1980’s.
Various defining moments in her life led her to Fort Walton Beach where she started a Unity study group. She was ordained in the late 1980’s. It is due to her foresight, determination and will that we have what we have today, our own church.
Meeting sites changed frequently as the number of members rapidly grew between 1985 and 1992. Our current home on Hurlburt Road opened on Easter Sunday, 1993. Rev. Marje remained minister at the Center until her retirement in 1999. Also a writer, painter, and singer, she resided in Maryland with her family until her death December 16, 2013.
A cremation service was held on December 21st, 2013 at Thibadeau Mortuary Service, Gaithersburg, MD.
Rev. Howard requested that her ashes be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico, near Fort Walton Beach. Several members of Unity in Fort Walton Beach, together with her family, participated in fullfilling her wishes. See the photos of that event here.