Minnie Marshall, 67, of Centralia was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was born on the 19th day of May in 1954, to Jessie and Luberta (Hogan) Franklin in Centralia. She married her sweetheart, Marzeal Marshall, Sr. on November 16, 1974 in Centralia and he preceded her in death.
Minnie Etta is survived by her beloved children Racquel Marshall, and Marzeal Marshall, Jr. both of Centralia; cherished grandchildren KeShawn Kenzeal Marshall, Marzeal Tayshawn Marshall III, Myrra'cal Monique Shauntia Thomas, and V'Lorne Lane Zealshawn Marshall; loving sisters Jessica Marshall and husband Clifford of Centralia, Carolyn Martin and husband Tom of Eustis, Florida, and Eugenine Hogan of St. Louis ; a host of special nieces and nephews; caring sister-in-law Gloria Reed Marshall of Maryland; special friend Jack of Pennsylvania; and close friends Donna Isiah, Berta Lu Offutts, Delmar "Slug" Lytle, and Vincent "Hawk" Hill.
Minnie Etta was preceded in death by her mother and father, Jessie and Luberta Franklin; her husband Marzeal Marshall, Sr.; her sons Justin Franklin, and Martez Marshall.
Minnie was a great provider for her family and worked as a loyal employee of Hollywood Brands Candy Factory, which was later Leaf, in Centralia for 30 years. She gave her time and talents to Magnet factory, working there for 10 years. Minnie was later an important part of the North American Lighting team in Salem until her retirement. She appreciated the friendships she made at each of the places where she was employed. She was an enthusiastic sports fan who had a huge smile on her face whenever her favorite player, Tom Brady would take the field. Minnie loved to watch him play and knew Tom would pull out a win for her. She was grateful for her computer and appreciated all the things she could do on it. Minnie's heart would overflow with joy and love when she could spend time laughing with and enjoying her time with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Reverend Ronald Johnson officiating. Friends are welcome to a visitation time with Minnie Etta's family from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Minnie's honor to the family’s wishes. Online condolences and memories of Minnie Etta may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home's Facebook page.
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