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Marilyn Emma (Thach) Dennis

September 7, 1933 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 88)

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Obituary

Services for Mrs. Marilyn Emma Thach Dennis,88, of Decatur, Alabama will be Noon, Friday June 10, 2022 at Mt Zion CPCA Church with Rev. James Robinson officiating. Inhumation will follow in  Pryor-Thatch Cemetery. Visitation will be  Friday June 10, 2022 from 11:00AM until 12:00PM at  Mt. Zion CPCA Church.. Public viewing will be Thursday June 9, 2022 from 1:00PM until 6:00PM at Reynolds Funeral Home. 

Marilyn "Mae Emma" Thach Dennis was born on September 7, 1933, to Elder John Humphrey and Rev. Martha Ray Thatch (Thach) in Limestone County, Alabama. She was the second of nine children. Her parents, four brothers (Willie, John Henry, John Issac, and Ronald), and one sister, (Martha), preceded her in death. Marilyn attended MT. ZION Cumberland Presbyterian Church along with her family. At an early age, she accepted Christ and was baptized by Pastor Pearl Dancy.

Marilyn attended Trinity High School in Athens, AL. After graduation, she moved to New York in 1941. She received her LPN Degree from Bronx Community College. She worked as a nurse at Fordham Hospital in Bronx, New York for many many years.

Marilyn married Willie Dennis in New York City shortly after moving there. There were no children born to this union. She was an active member of St. Augustine C.P. Church. After the passing of her husband and retiring from nursing, Marilyn fulfilled her dreams of moving back to Alabama and rejoined her home church, Mt. Zion CEPA Church, where she served faithfully as a Senior Choir member. Even after she was no longer able to attend church, Marilyn remained supportive of its programs.

Marilyn was a member of the NAACP where she served as a secretary of the Branch in Morgan County, Alabama. She was very passionate and steadfast in her beliefs.

On June 3, 2022, Marilyn made her transition into eternal life. She leaves to cherish her life, three sisters, Annie Harris, (Chicago, IL); Essie (Ferdinand) Hammonds (Madison, AL); and Ernestine Nell Watts (St. Louis, MO); one brother Cornell (Marilyn Jean) Thatch of Atlanta, GA; one aunt, Ollie Mae Locklayer of Hillsboro, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews,family members, and friends.

Marilyn will truly be missed.

 

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Services

The Family will receive friends
Friday
June 10, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt. Zion CPCA
3726 Pryor Road
Madison, Alabama 35756

Funeral Service
Friday
June 10, 2022

12:00 PM
Mt. Zion CPCA
3726 Pryor Road
Madison, Alabama 35756

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