Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Marshall, of Milledgeville, Georgia entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at her residence.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM from the Westview Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia.
Our beloved R. Elizabeth Watson Marshall was called home to her eternal resting place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 while surrounded by family.
The matriarch of our family was affectionately known as Skeeter, Mrs. Marshall, Mama, Granny and Grandma. She was born on July 2, 1932 to the parentage of the late Sallie Clyde Watson and Rufus Brown. Elizabeth attended the public schools of Baldwin County and graduated from the 11th grade at Eddie High School.
Elizabeth joined Union Missionary Baptist Church and serving faithfully as a choir member and usher until she began to worship at Green Pasture Baptist Church and Faith Christian Fellowship Ministries. She showed up and praised the Lord until her health began to decline.
Elizabeth was married to the late Leonard Marshall Jr. for over fifty years until his passing. She was employed as a domestic worker prior to gaining employment at Central State Hospital. She retired from CSH after 20 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, singing gospel music and fellowship with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Leonard Marshall, Jr.; mother: Sallie C. Watson; father: Rufus Brown; sister: Eddie Ruth Watson; brothers: Charles J. Lee, Jr., Robert E. Lee; son: Leonard Rufus Marshall.
Left to mourn Elizabeth are her daughters Beverly W. Calhoun, Janice E. Marshall, Sadie Marshall Simmons and Debra Marshall Rocker; sons: Clyde L. Thomas, Sammie G. Marshall, Milton Marshall Sr., Dexter I. Marshall and Shadrick D. Marshall; daughter in law: Ingrid Marshall; son in law: James Simmons, Jr.; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren.
Elizabeth’s legacy of love and light will forever be treasured as God’s gift by her family and loved ones including devoted friends Elaine Nelson, Sammie Gendraw, Annie Julia Mosley, and Cynthia Bolston Smith.
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