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Marilyn Turbeville Lee

Private graveside services for Marilyn Turbeville Lee, 89, of Marshall, are scheduled for 11:00 AM Monday, September 12, 2016 at Concord Cemetery in Wood County with Brother Fred Morrow officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4-6 PM at Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall with Pastor Ryan Berryhill officiating.

Marilyn Lee was born October 18, 1926 in Hainesville to Reba and Lillian (Haines) Turbeville and passed away September 9, 2016 in Tyler. She lived in Marshall since 1946, and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She retired after working 43 years at American Norit as a Lab Tech. She was the former treasurer of the Opera House Theatre in Jefferson and a member of Friends of the Star Home. She was also a former model with John Robert Powers and Mr. Lynn’s Cover Girl, having done many print and TV ads.

Marilyn was an excellent chef and loved cooking, dancing, and making gift baskets for shut-ins. She was happiest when she was helping others.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Galen Lee; and nephew, David Chance.

Survivors include her brother, Reba F. “Buddy” Turbeville and his wife Geneva of Garland; sister, Lucy Lowe and her husband Dwayne of Hainesville; two nephews, Tod Chance of Hainesville and Rick Turbeville of Garland; two nieces, Rebecca Regian of Frisco and Dianna Sundstrom of Carrollton; and numerous other relatives and extended family.

Serving as pallbearers are her nephews and great nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Marshall.

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Such a beautiful, sweet Lady. We are so sorry that your hearts are broken right now. Praying for God's presence to comfort and lift you up.

Mollye Glasscock Sep 11 2016 12:00 AM

I remember Marilyn as a loving aunt, helping out and socializing with her beautiful smile at family functions such as wedding receptions and baby showers. She was very beloved by her family and a true Texas lady.

Laura Judd Sep 10 2016 12:00 AM