Lois MarshGate City, VA | July 08, 2010
Lois Marsh – Gate City, VA Lois Marsh, Gate City, VA entered into rest Thursday, July 8, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Marsh was born in Scott County, VA to the late Charles R. Cleek and Ester Tipton Cleek. She is survived by one sister, Jo Cleek, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends, neighbors and a host of professional colleagues. It is the hope and desire of Mrs. Marsh that they will continue to supply the public which they serve with quality of blood and blood products and that the eligible donors will continue their loyal support. In honoring Mrs. Marsh's wishes she is to be cremated with no service or visitation. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Marsh Regional Blood Center. The Family wishes to express their appreciation to David Franzus M.D. for his many years of care and attention to Lois, they also wish to thank the staff of Hope Women's Cancer Center for their care. An online guest registry is available for the family of Lois Marsh at www.gatecityfunerals.com Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lois Marsh.
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Lois was a very special person who through her many talents, knowledge, and very hard work has helped many people. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Arthur & Brenda
Posted by: Arthur & Brenda Rogers, July 13, 2010
I know there is great rejoicing in Heaven now that Ms. Marsh is home. She was my Sunday School teacher when I was a young child at First Baptist. God used her talents in so many special ways, but the one for which I will forever be grateful is the gift of teaching that lead me to Christ. She stood up with me in church the day I walked down the aisle, and I have cherished that memory for the past fifty years.
My mother, Georgia Rhea Collier, went to be with the Lord on February 20. She lived her whole life to arrive where she is right now — in the presence of God where she is able to sing His praises and experience unsurpassable joy each moment. I feel sure she was standing with open arms to welcome her Sister in Christ home.
May God Bless,
Debra Collier Hughes
Posted by: Debra Collier Hughes, July 13, 2010
Jo, my deepest simpathy to you and family. Lois was a wonderful lady and I always thought so much of her. May God's peace and love be with you all at time.
Love & God Bless
Karen Hommel Anderson & family
Posted by: Jo and Family, July 13, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your sister will be remembered for her many wonderful acts of kindness and that she is basking in the light today.
You are in my thoughts and prayer and please let me know if you need me.
Posted by: Lisa McCarty, July 12, 2010
Sorry for your loss. We all thought a lot of Lois. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim & Alberta Hommel
Posted by: Jim & Alberta Hommel, July 10, 2010
Some of my most special memories of Mrs. Marsh was
when she would ride to work with me sometimes in the
mid to late 70's. She would climb up in my Jeep and
we would bounce all the way to Holston Valley. We
would just laugh and have a good time on our way to
work. She was such a joy to work with and
such a treasure in teaching us in the Blood Bank.
Heaven just acquired a very special angel.
When we are sad, we can remember her smile and
her laughter and the sparkle in her eyes.
Posted by: Mary Nell Horne, July 10, 2010
Dear Jo, We are thinking of you at this difficult time.I
know you will miss Lois ..sisters are such special
friends and you and Lois seemed to have such
a close and loving relationship. She was a lady
to be admired for all her good work she did while
here. Our love to you.
Kay and Jim Addington
Posted by: Jim and Kay Addington, July 10, 2010
One of my long time friends has gone to be with Jesus. I am so thankful for the visit with her last week. She was alert and expressed her thoughts. We rehashed old times and talked about the future, which she knew was a short time here but was looking forward to a better home with friends and loved ones. So many great memories of her, riding to work each day then returning in the afternoon to share our thoughts for the day.
Lots of small things I still have that are reminders of her which she has given as birthday gifts. One is a travel alarm clock she gave me probably 40 yrs ago. I still carry that clock in my suitcase, it runs great and I use it in motels when traveling. Every time I wind the clock I think of Ms. Marsh and always will.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo, Gary, Scott and all the family. She will be missed.
Posted by: Loretta & Marion Joplin, July 10, 2010
Dearest Jo-my deepest sympahy to you and your family.May God bless and comfort and hold you in the days ahead.Lois was one of the finest ! my love and prayers Ann F.Robertson
Posted by: Anna Fletcher Robertson, July 10, 2010
Mrs. Marsh was a mentor for me having been my Sunday School teacher during my critical teenage years. She inspired me to study God's word and to know Jesus personally. She encouraged all her students to get an education and to be the best they could be. She was a remarkable woman who had great influence on many lives. Mrs. Marsh always greeted me with a smile and a hug and I loved her dearly. Heaven just got a whole lot sweeter!
Posted by: Jan Jenkins, July 10, 2010
Marsh was an exceptional person and friend. Our trips spanned many years and places and were enjoyed by all.
Her knowledge of the blood bank was shared so willingly with the many medical technology students that passed through Holston Valley.
She will be missed. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.
Posted by: Diann Broyles, July 09, 2010
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