Ms. Marianna L. Hurley, of 5338 Royal Cypress Circle, Tampa, Florida entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Tampa, Florida.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Flagg Chapel Baptist Church, Milledgeville, Georgia.
Ms. Marianna Lenore "Boop" Hurley educator, counselor, daughter, sister, neice and friend answered her Father’s call to come home Monday, July 15, 2019.
Marianna was born on October 30, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the first child of the late Harold L. and Marianne D. Hurley. “Boop”, as she was intimately called was baptized at Flagg Chapel Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Girls In Action and Acteens Junior Missionary Society. She started her education in the Atlanta Public Schools system. Her outgoing spirit sustained her as she flourished through numerous activities during her elementary through high school years. She was a cheerleader for the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Center, participated in the Boddie Junior High Chorus and at Baldwin High School, she ran track, participated in cheerleading and the drill team. She graduated with honors from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1985. She continued her education on an ROTC Scholarship at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. She was initiated through the Lambda Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.
Marianna had an impressive work ethic. As a teenager, she worked at Walter B Williams Park and Recreation Center in Baldwin County, Georgia as a Day Camp Counselor and Quincy’s Restaurant as a waitress.
She began her professional career at Fort Valley State University working as a reading lab assistant. She worked in the insurance industry for fifteen years for GEICO in Macon, Georgia, Lakeland, Florida and Chevy Chase, Maryland and at USAA Insurance Company in Tampa, Florida inclusively. Marianna began a rewarding teaching career in 2007 and worked in Hillsborough County Public Schools for twelve years in Tampa, Florida. Her first assignment was at the Alternative School and she soon transferred to Wharton High School. Her love for reading, literacy and nurturing any child who spent more than five minutes in her presence fueled her desire to pursue a degree in counseling after just three years as a classroom teacher. It was no surprise, that after earning her Master of Arts degree from Argosy University in Guidance and Counseling, she decided to remain a classroom teacher because she felt she could better impact her students and others without any interference from a demanding testing schedule. In addition to working with students in the classroom; she sponsored The Ping Pong Club and other clubs and student activities. She simply adored her students and had a great concern for their well being as she never hesitated to encourage them or pour into them Godly words of wisdom. Teaching was Marianna’s calling and this was demonstrated in the numerous stories she recounted about her students and her relationship with them.
Marianna loved to travel. She visited many places in the United States, Germany and sailed throughout the Caribbean. Her adventurous spirit even included Skydiving, Bungee Jumping and challenging Roller Coaster Rides.
Marianna leaves to cherish her memory her Mother, Marianna D. Hurley; Brother, Harold (Adrienne) Hurley, Jr., Macon, Georgia; Nephews James and Jonathan Hurley, Macon, Georgia; Aunts, Lena D. Gleaton, Diedre and Bianca Hurley, and Great Aunt Virginia Arnold, Atlanta, Georgia; Uncles James R. Hurley, Nashville, Tennessee; Tatnall M. (Nuna) Butts; Adopted Aunt, Marie (“Auntie Ree”) Dumas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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