Garner, Marian Ruth Hicks (Cleveland)

Marian Ruth Hicks Garner, age 86, went peacefully to meet up with her lord and Savior in Cleveland, Tennessee, early on Friday early morning, July 16, 2021 in loving care of her husband Eugene. Marian recognized her Lord’s maximum connect with, and now has a new household in which she is rejoicing her arrival with outdated mates and loved ones she has not witnessed in a really extended time.

Marian was born in Burdette, Ar. to Verna Tate Hicks and John Alvin Hicks on Sept. 29, 1934. She was the third of 5 youngsters. All through her childhood, her father and mom farmed and ended up energetic in the area group ministry with the Burdette Church of God. As a smaller boy or girl, she began her operating daily life by buying cotton in her dad’s fields with her siblings.

At the tender age of 17, Marian met the love of her daily life, a touring evangelist named Eugene Garner. They married on Sept. 26, 1952. Applying Searcy, Ar. as a house base, they commenced their ministry alongside one another. They started off their household and experienced 3 wonderful daughters Angela Anderson, Tweela McLean and Wyvonna Hawkins

Marian embraced the lifetime of a pastor’s wife, typing sermons, participating in the piano for services, major tunes plans and women’s packages, and holding church textbooks. Throughout a prolonged and difficult four calendar year interval of really serious, everyday living threatening ailment for Eugene, Marian lovingly cared and nursed him back again to total health and fitness.

With each other, with Eugene, their like for the Lord took them to many venues in other states which includes Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee, in addition to Arkansas, preaching the term, touching life for God and constructing churches. Even though Eugene pastored at North Cleveland Church of God, Marian labored at Lee College and was also the govt secretary with the Church of God Headquarters Planet Missions firm. Even though ministering in the Tampa place, Marian was the Government Secretary for the vice president at the College of Tampa.

In a number of of their ministry locations, Marian also worked with the neighborhood legislation offices as a lawful assistant. Though she was an fantastic certified cosmetologist/beautician, Marian under no circumstances charged for her services. Her haircuts for the a lot of, numerous heads she cut were being her gift of adore.

Later in her lifestyle of support, Marian labored as the supervisor of volunteers of Legacy Hospice. In this management role, she recruited, skilled and led that team for hospice, assisting that group increase into a primary multi-condition, quality of everyday living firm servicing the wants of patients in six states.

Marian’s kids called her “Super Women” simply because in addition to performing comprehensive time, she cleaned her personal property, designed her daughters’ garments, presented mouth watering and wonderfully cooked house foods, mowed the grass, harvested the back garden filling various freezers every single 12 months, attended all church solutions and delivered stunning music by means of the piano, and for 60 many years typed Eugene’s sermons. She was Eugene’s complete associate in his life span of ministry. It appeared to her kids that the only time Marian was identified to slumber was in the car on the way to church services or conferences.

Though she was the most difficult doing work lady her relatives knew, she also realized how to have exciting as properly. She was playfully named the “Life of the Party” at Hicks loved ones “Girls’ Weekends” every single year. No relatives “Girls’ Weekend” would at any time be complete with out Marian’s famous “but really don’t his suit suit good” joke. Marian could set a optimistic spin on any condition, and playfully chuckle at herself.

While her family realized her as playful, Marian’s buddies termed her “Classy Lady” simply because of her perception of model and grace. All people was always welcome in her residence, exactly where they could often come across a “Marian Meal” that was definitely “out of this world” scrumptious. Marian understood how to serve others, and shocked all who realized her. She never complained, and she by no means stop serving. Alternatively, when troubled she often took her troubles to the Lord in private.

Even as she passed by the phases of Alzheimer’s, Marian continued to preserve her reward of prayer. As other recollections light, Marian’s immediate line to her Lord remained. In her prayers, Alzheimer’s took a again seat, and her Lord took the reins. The Lord understood Marian’s coronary heart, and the eloquent words and phrases she prayed have been His appropriate up to the time He identified as her dwelling.

After a deeply held adore for God, they say a mark of a daily life well dwell is in the works and memories remaining guiding with pals and beloved ones. If legitimate, Marian was an astonishingly productive girl, leaving a total lifetime legacy masterpiece of kindness and unconditional enjoy. Her good and Godly outlook on everyday living has not only impacted her household, but her many pals and caregivers as very well.

Marian was an extremely loving mother to her daughters and grandmother to her grandchildren, and for 68 years, a loyal and trustworthy companion to her husband, Eugene. Her pure sweetness and gentleness will sorely be skipped by all who have been fortunate sufficient to know her.

The Garner Household would like to categorical our heartfelt gratitude to the staff members and caregivers of Avail Senior Residing, and Hearth Hospice for the enjoy and treatment you shared with us. Marian loved every single of you, and so do we.

Marian was preceded in death by her dad and mom daughter, Angela Anderson granddaughter, Anissa Marie Curry and sister, Opal Parnell.

Marian is survived by her spouse, Dr. Eugene C. Garner daughters, Tweela Shea McLean (Don) and Wyvonna Jean Hawkins grandchildren, Austin Anderson, Dustin Hixson (Tracy), Neely McLean Ledford (Brad), Shade Marian Gibson McLean, Tiffanie Jean Cryer (Justin) excellent-grandchildren, Malachai Curry, Austin Hixson, Paige Hixson, Bryce Hixson, Cori Ledford, Brooks Ledford three wonderful-fantastic-grandchildren sisters, Bonnie Hardin, and Nettie Jones, and brother Jim Hicks. She also leaves to cherish her memory her “adopted” young children, Allan Hawkins, Randy and Betty Fox and Larry Godfrey.

A celebration of her lifestyle will be executed at 7 p.m. on Monday, July, 19, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Household and Crematory. As she wished, Marian will be laid to rest with other Garner spouse and children customers in a graveside services at Highland Cemetery, in Highland, Ar. on Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m. All good friends and family are welcome.

The relatives will acquire buddies from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, July 19, prior to the services at the funeral home.

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