Marilyn Coon

Posted 7/28/20

ABERDEEN, Miss. — Heaven gained a special set of wings July 25, 2020, when Marilyn Childress Coon passed away after a lifetime filled with laughter and happiness.

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Marilyn Coon

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ABERDEEN, Miss. — Heaven gained a special set of wings July 25, 2020, when Marilyn Childress Coon passed away after a lifetime filled with laughter and happiness.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at Krabel Funeral Home Chapel, Oakland, Ill., with Lamar Pruitt officiating. Burial follows in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Krabel Funeral Home. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point. Miss., is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Coon was preceded in death by her daughter, Amelia, and husband, Fred, who is now dancing with her once more. A devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, she was a true force who never shied away from sharing her opinion of NFL football or the daily news. Anyone who met her can attest to her innate kindness and ability to somehow never meet a stranger.

A native of Oakland, she married Fred Coon in 1962. After building a life together and settling in Charleston, they retired to Mississippi to be with their daughter Lynn Fisher, her husband David, and grandson Daniel. She quickly became a beloved fixture of the community but never overlooked her friends and loved ones in Illinois. Her greatest love was for her family, and she cherished every moment with them. And while she will be dearly missed, her spirit will live on through those precious memories with family and friends.


Also preceding her in death were her parents, Eldon and Hazel Innes Childress; one sister, Lois Snider; and one brother, Rex Childress.

Memorial donations can be made to the Strong United Methodist Church, 10337 Strong Road, Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730 or to the Alzheimer's Association at her tribute page, https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pg=fund&fr_id=1060&pxfid=638823

Online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.