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In Memory of

Marie Marshall

April 12, 1923 - May 8, 2017

Obituary


Marie Marshall was born on April 12th, 1923, and peacefully passed on May 8, 2017. Marie stated repeatedly over the last years of her life that she had lived a long, productive, and enjoyable life and wished to thank all the individuals that helped make it that way. Marie was preceded in death by both parents and by her husband Jake Marshall and by her beloved aunt, Ida Mae Fuller. Marie is survived by her grandson Scott Campbell and his wife Jill and by Jim Fuller and wife Margaret and their families. Throughout her adult...

Marie Marshall was born on April 12th, 1923, and peacefully passed on May 8, 2017. Marie stated repeatedly over the last years of her life that she had lived a long, productive, and enjoyable life and wished to thank all the individuals that helped make it that way. Marie was preceded in death by both parents and by her husband Jake Marshall and by her beloved aunt, Ida Mae Fuller. Marie is survived by her grandson Scott Campbell and his wife Jill and by Jim Fuller and wife Margaret and their families. Throughout her adult life Marie considered several families to be part of her own extended family. They include the family of her longtime friend Frances Sheppard (deceased), Danny Daniel and his family, Rick Pollard and his family, and her close friends Sonny (deceased) and Margaret Gossett and their family. According to Marie, neither of the Jake Marshall companies where she was president ever had any employees, they were all also considered part of her family. Marie also leaves behind many good neighbors in Shepard Hills, business associates throughout Chattanooga, and other dear friends, all of whom she cherished and valued. Marie was president of Jake Marshall Service Company in partnership with Danny Daniel, and was also formally president of Jake Marshall Plumbing and Heating Company with her partner Rick Pollard. Marie was past president of Women In Construction International and was selected as one of the Women of Distinction of Chattanooga. Marie enjoyed playing bridge regularly with her close friends, and was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 Saturday, May 13th at Chattanooga Funeral Home at 5351 Hwy. 153, followed by a graveside service with family only. Family will be receiving between 11:00-1:00. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Brainerd United Methodist Church or to your favorite charity. Pallbearers include: Danny Daniel, Rick Pollard, Adam Fuller, Larry Stophel, Ward Gossett and Mike Langley.
Arrangements are held by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Marie Marshall
On April 12, 1923, a new born baby girl named Marie arrived in Golden, Mississippi.
We've gathered today, May 13, 2017, to say goodbye to that little girl and to celebrate the
extraordinary life lived over the last 94 years.

Marie spent much of her younger years in the depression era of the 1930s. In her small
town, times were tough and the family often struggled. In the last few months Marie
reflected a great deal on those early days and the lessons she felt meant so much to her
life. The following are some of Marie's guiding principles and values:
* Work hard, few good things are accomplished without it.
* There's no necessary work that's beneath you.
* Whatever the task, do it right the first time.
* A good education is the best investment you'll ever make.
* Never let anyone look down on you regardless of how little you have and never look
down on any one else regardless of how much you have.
* Pay as you go and avoid debt like a plague.
* Save for a rainy day because it will come.
* Loyalty is an indispensable virtue, especially with family and friends.
* Treat people right no matter if you're working for them or they're working for you.
* Integrity, honesty and trust are the cornerstones of any good relationship; faith, family
and friends are the cornerstones of any good life.
* There is little use for an extended pity-party because life is full of loses and mistakes,
so grieve when necessary and change what you can, and accept what you can't, and
find the good in the problem or the person because it will always be there, and then
move on.
* And don't forget that laughter is an essential part of a good life and good friendships.
* Oh, yes.and be on time!

Marie lived those early lessons all of her life and into her marriage with Jake Marshall
and with her business partners, Rick Pollard and Danny Daniel. Those principles are
today part of the culture of her company and were easily witnessed by all of us who knew her.

Those basic values and character traits contributed to Marie's becoming the International
President of Women in Construction, being selected as a Woman of Distinction in
Chattanooga, and becoming President of two successful companies.
Far more importantly, they contributed to her being the lovely person we all adored.

Her business partner always called her Mrs. Marshall; those who worked for her simply
referred to her as "The Lady." Her friends called her Marie, and her family called her
Reecie. Hundreds of people called her their friend, and there were also hundreds that she
fondly referred to as family.

That little girl from Golden, Mississippi, blossomed into a golden woman in the hearts
and minds of all of us who knew and loved her.

Marie, you will be missed.