Marilyn, 65, was born in Sioux City, Iowa and moved to Washington circa 1980.
Her passions included drawing, serving others, studying the bible, taking road trips, making others laugh and taking long bus rides. Nana, as she they called her, especially loved being there for her children
Sister Duncan was an active member, serving in many different ministries, for over 20 years at To God Be The Glory located in Seattle, WA. Becoming an Ordained Minister was amongst many of her spiritual accomplishments.
Miss Marilyn worked at the YWCA for 11 years as a childcare provider. Marilyn spent many of her early years as a CNA. She assisted her daughters with the care of their foster children. She was also a home health care provider in her most recent years.
Marilyn is survived by her 5 children. Nana leaves 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grand daughter to celebrate her 'Baby Sister' or 'Auntie Meme' also leaves to cherish her memory 13 siblings, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by 1 brother, her father and her mother.
Marilyn would like to let you know that her work here is done. God has called her home. She'll be watching from above. Marilyn, Sister Duncan, Miss Marilyn, Auntie Meme, Baby Sister, Nana or Mom, however you called her name, says to "smile when you 'REMEMBER ME', laugh when you re-tell my stories, take a long bus ride when you want to sit next to me and to love each other like there's no tomorrow".
A Funeral Service will be held in her honor on Saturday September 22, 2018 at 10am Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora avenue north, Seattle, WA 98133, with viewing one hour prior to service. Repast will begin at 2 pm at Freedom Church of Seattle located at 7817 s. 125th Street.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to her grandchildren's college fund at CashApp tag: $4nannasbabies.
Hey guys!! I’m REALLY sorry I’m not there today to support you all in the physical but I’m most definitely there in spirit!!!
I wanted to leave a sweet memory of mine...Mimi and I clicked from the very beginning!!! It’s no secret that some of the family was not happy that your Uncle John was dating me..no offense taken or given. But Mimi loved me from the day I walked in the door on Thanksgiving of ‘89 at Grandma’s cabana on 23rd and Madison! I had the best time meeting you all, eating and of course dancing 💃🏻...I still remembered the surprised look on all the faces...”this white girl can dance!!!” But Mimi was one of the ones to embrace me from the beginning!! And after that it was always a sweet smile, a warm hug and a belly laugh every time we came in contact!! I remember looking for recipes that your uncle enjoyed and one of his favs was Mimi’s teriyaki chicken...yummm!!! She was so sweet to to not only give me the recipe but also showed me how personally!! It is still one of the favs and I have now passed it on to the kids!!!
With all that said I just want you to know that I will miss my sis Mimi!! Never forgotten but surely missed!!!
I love each and everyone of you..Nikki, Alicia, Marcus, Coley and TJ! May God hold you extra tight today and always!!! Please know that she is looking down on you and so proud of you!!!
To my friend, I remember those days you would flash that big smile and the room would light up, you never let things bring you down. Fly with your new wings for I know Heaven has your reservation
Albert J Long
Prayers and condolences to the family. May God continue to surround you through this difficult time. Kay
I am lost for words for God be a fence all my nieces and nephew, great nieces, great nephews, and her siblings. God be a fence all around them. Love you all. God will take care of you all.
Praying for you during this time. Christal Bruner
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