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Marilyn Morse Summerford

May 26, 1936 — October 19, 2023

Marilyn Morse Summerford

Marilyn Ester Morse Summerford

Marilyn Morse Summerford, 87, passed away at her residence in Smithville on Thursday, October 19, 2023 and was welcomed into heaven by her son and husband. She was born on May 26, 1936, in Tishomingo County, Mississippi to the late Johnny and Blanch Bostick Morse.

Marilyn grew up in a large family with three sisters and four brothers. She graduated from Mantachie High School. Marilyn was a hard working young woman and went to work at an early age. Talented with her hands, she was a seamstress from Monroe Trousers in Smithville for many years. It was at work where she caught the eye of the love of her life, her husband, Robert Summerford. They were married in 1957 and were blessed by God with two children. Her family meant the world to her and she was protective of them all.

Marilyn was Baptist and was saved by Jesus and made a profession of faith at the age of 16. She was a devout Christian whose daily walk was testament of her love for God. Marilyn was always taking care of others, selflessly serving her family, and caring for her dogs. In her downtime, she enjoyed listening to Christian music, sewing clothing and different projects and gardening. Mariliyn was a great wife, mother and grandmother and she will be missed greatly.

Her family is so thankful for all the great memories made through the years. They know that she is reunited with her sweetheart and in the presence of God. In that, they take comfort until they see her again.

She is survived by her daughter, Mitzy Summerford Hill, Smithville, MS; granddaughter, Allyson Hill, Amory; sisters, Betty Hood (Wayne), Ozark Community, Carolyn Robles (Cecil), Corpus Christi, TX; a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Summerford; her son, Phillip Summerford; a sister, Eloise Shine; and four brothers, James, Denford, John Paul, and Larry Morse.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 4:00 pm at the Smithville Chapel of E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory, MS with pallbearers being Cecil Robles, Justin Hood, Dennis Morse, David Hill, Pat Tosh and Greg Hood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brent Morse and Kevin Morse.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday evening, October 21, 2023, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home in Smithville, MS.

Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at EEPickleFuneralHome.com
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Visitation

Saturday, October 21, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Smithville

63320 Mississippi 25, Smithville, MS 38870

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Celebration of Life Service

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Smithville

63320 Mississippi 25, Smithville, MS 38870

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