Obituary: Marilyn MearsOct 8th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Community News, Front Page, Obituaries
Marilyn J. (Morrow-Westmoreland) Mears, 82, joined Our Lord peacefully on Friday, October 4, 2013. Marilyn was born October 14, 1930 in Fort Pierce and raised in Madison, to James P. and Ina Gornto Morrow. Her childhood was filled with a loving family who enjoyed many wonderful years of being together in a small town. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Greensboro, where her second husband pastored for several years. She worked at the Leon County Property Appraiser’s office and retired from there after 21 years. She lived at Cherry Laurel Retirement Home and later Consulate Home Care. She loved everyone there and was “happy with all.” Loved by everyone who got to know her, her courage and strength were an inspiration. Her love of life and people came through in just about everything she did, and she shared that spirit with those she touched. She made each and every person she spoke to feel as if they were important. She was the Mom in the neighborhood that every kid enjoyed. Marilyn is survived by her children, George Franklin III (Debra), James Robert (Carol), Brenda Sue (Bill Jolly) and Ralph Morrow (Marjan); brother, James P. Morrow, Jr; her cherished grandchildren, Kristen Green Collier (Ronnie), Stacy Westmoreland Precour (John David), Candyce Westmoreland and Matthew Amir Westmoreland; her great-grandchildren Cameron June and Ava Dale Collier; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, George F. Westmoreland, Jr.; her second husband, Wilson “Bill” Mears; two sisters, Ina Claire and Pat; and eight aunts and uncles. Marilyn is dearly loved and will be so missed by her family and friends, especially by her children. Her grandchildren will always remember their sweet and loving grandma. Marilyn’s great-grandchildren brought much joy, always bringing something special of their own creation when visiting “GG.” Graveside Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013 at Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Fl, 32311, (850) 942-2929. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice House, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.