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  1. Marilyn YOU will be truly missed, and our lives have been blessed and enriched with your sharing and caring actions. We are known by the fruit WE bear, and your tree was always abundant and nourishing. To Clyde, Tam, Anthony, and family, we ask that the Lord grant you Grace and mercy to see you THRU this TRYING time. STAY STRONG…Cheryl and Kenny Smith

  2. Marilyn MY sister from another mother,
    I remember all the good times, laughter, and good talks we shared together. I can\’t stop, won\’t stop telling everyone how great YOU were in caring for me when I couldn\’t take care of myself. How you and Clyde gave me a second chance at life, and brought ORDER and normalcy to my chaotic life.
    I just wanted to thank you and Clyde again for rescuing me, when I had my stroke, and all the loving kindness you showed me. I will miss you always, but I know we\’ll meet each other again in our Father\’s house. To GOD be the Glory!
    To Clyde, Tam, Anthony, LaLa,and Family thank you for sharing Marilyn with all of us. She really has shown GODS love thru her life in how she carried herself and in her caring for others. Love you, Art

  3. Marilyn is my sister by marriage to my brother Clyde. But she quickly became my true sister in life, and later in Christ. She was my Merl, and I was her Omma. We shared a quirky sense of humor, and laughed til WE cried at our own jokes.
    I know when THE LORD called, you answered and were gone so quickly it seems. I miss you so much, but again I know you are with our Father, and we will rejoice together in Paradise. To Clyde, Tam, LaLa, Mel, Janet, Charlotte, and Anthony know that we love you all and are holding you up in prayer. Philippians 4:13 love y\’all family. EMMA

  4. MARILYN,
    I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU MUCH, I\’M GONNA MISS YOUR INFECTIOUS GIGGLES AND LAUGHTER YOU AND TAM SHARE ALIKE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL! FAMILY I LOVE Y\’ALL…..
    Mike

  5. Marilyn,to me you was my protector as a little boy and as I grew older a stepmother who always cared when I had a problem would let me know that everything will be alright,you will be missed and I will see you again in heaven,you have earned your wings to be with the holy Father!Pops ,Anthony and Tam iknow what it is like to loose a mother and best friend,but life goes on and stay close to God !I LOVE YOU ALL!YOUR SON AND COUSIN,GREGORY STANLEY

  6. Clyde, Tam, Anthony, and family:

    Joey and I wish you all the best in these TRYING times and want you to remember that our LORD SAYS HE\’ll NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU!
    You\’re in our prayers, and we love you.

  7. MARILYN,
    I\’m gonna miss you Merl, I\’m gonna miss you SHE-RAH, NOBODY CAN PUT IT DOWN LIKE YOU. YOU WORKED HARDER THAN ANY TWO GUYS IN YOUR MINISTRY OF FEEDING THE HOMELESS. WE MADE A GOOD TEAM. YOU SHOWED GODS LOVE TO THE MANY YOU SERVICED WITH A KIND WORD. A READY SMILE, AND A LOVING HEART. NO ONE EVER LEFT WITH EMPTY HANDS. YOU WORKED TIRELESSLY IN YOUR VINEYARD WITH JOY, AND I KNOW OUR LORD GREETED YOU WITH WELL DONE, MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT..
    I\’LL MISS YOU AND THE IMPACT YOU\’VE MADE IN MY LIFE. TILL WE MEET AGAIN, SIS……

  8. My heart is heavy today, and I am praying for you Clyde, Tammy, Anthony, Lala, Janet and Charlotte and the rest of the family. I know God has his plan for each of us but that doesn’t make it any easier to bear this loss. Marilyn touched so many people in so many ways, I will miss her so much, her funny smiles, the way she said HEYYYYYYYY! Oh and those jokes, rarely were they funny, but I gave her an “A” for effort. She and I had our own inside jokes going on. I am so appreciative of the time she and I shared together. Marilyn use to joke about me being her children’s other mother, and I am so happy to know that she thought that much of me. I always loved Marilyn as my sister and she always had my back. No matter what. For that I am grateful.

    As I mentioned, my heart is heavy today, I ask that God gives us all the comfort that we need in this time of sorrow, and heavy hearts.

    Clyde, Tam, Anthony, and Mel, just know that I am here for you.

    Always, Carolyn

  9. Clyde & to the Families Kelkers, Bennets, & Smith\’s, & anyone who knew and loved Marilyn, my deepest condolences go out to you all. In reading all the notes I see we share a common bond. We were all loved and cared for by Merl. We all share stories of how she came into our lives, and touched us with a helping hand, a warm smile, a listening ear, a kind word, her giggling laughter, and of course her conspiracy theories.
    The bible talks about the commandment to love your neighbors as you would love yourself. It appears to me Marlyn did what was required of her by God, and was rewarded by her requested presence at the right side of the Lord. HOW MANY OF US HAVE COMPLETED OUR MISSION?
    We\’ll miss you, until we meet again. Ron

  10. Marilyn,
    I just want to thank you and Clyde for taking such an interest in me and my girls life. Every important stage of our lives you were there for us, from my prom to Asia & Ash-Lee\’s baby showers.
    I\’ll never forget your creativity and artistry in designing those one of kind baby baskets for each of my girls. No one has mentioned how skilled and crafty you were in making hand crafted items. I loved how you taught and mentored your kids and grandkids in the joy of creating and selling their own products. I remember visiting your storefront- smile – and seeing Lala, Tamera, Anthony, Mel, You, and Clyde selling each of your own products. What a wonderful example to show your children, that anything is possible once you have a plan of action, and follow thru to completion. I\’ll miss you and cooking for you and your favorite turkey tails. Til we meet again. Your nieces, Carol, Asia, Ash-Lee, Daria, and DELILAH.

  11. Grandma I still cant believe that your gone, I think about you everyday and I can still hear your voice in my head. I look at Harmoni and I always think that im grateful that you got to hold her and play with her, shes getting so big and pretty. I will make sure she knows who her great granny was and how much you loved her. I took her to Santa Monica last weekend, and I think she liked it lol. we all miss you, I love you and cant wait to see you again:-*

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