Marabeth Rollins Russell, 84 of Winnsboro, TX a good and faithful servant went to be with her Lord on April 7, 2017.
She leaves behind her husband of 62 years Ed Russell; her daughter Deborah Miller and husband Bill of Portsmouth, VA, son Ed Russell, Jr and wife Lori of Fairhope, AL, son John Russell of Carrollton, TX and daughter Carrie Russell of Morrilton, AR. Grandchildren Leanne Marshall (husband David), Molly Russell, Jake Russell and Garnett Russell. Two brothers – Jim Rollins (wife Jackie) of Tyler, TX and Ed Rollins (wife Kay) of Corinth, TX. Many treasured cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. And countless friends.
A Native Texan, she was born in San Angelo, TX to the late James Daniel Rollins and Carrie Belle Kelpen Rollins, and raised in Terrell, TX. A graduate of Terrell High School she attended TCU where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Math. Shortly after graduation she married her college sweetheart on a hot September afternoon and began a family. They shared their lives from TCU to Virginia, back to Texas and to eventually retire in Winnsboro, TX. Along the way she accumulated many friends and touched so many lives. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Winnsboro, Lyons College President’s Council, Women’s Bible Study Group, P.E.O. Sisterhood and Order of The Eastern Star Chapter #967. She supported and participated in many Presbyterian outreach programs and projects. Her love of people and doing for others, filled her life with many volunteer jobs. She never learned to say â€œNoâ€ . For Marabeth, family was everything. She epitomized what was good in this world and was a lady in every sense of the word. Her absence will be felt by many and we are truly grateful for the years we had.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 11, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro, TX. A funeral service will follow on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 2pm in the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Julie Adkins, Rev. Peggy Rouseville and Rev. H.P. Hosey will be conducting. A private Interment will be held in Terrell, TX. The family would request in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro, Morgan Mercy Mansion or a charitable organization of your choice.