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Marilyn Monette Anthony

April 10, 1936 — July 2, 2024

Mrs. Marilyn Lee Monette Anthony peacefully passed into Glory Monday, July 2, 2024, at Grandview Medical Center.

Marilyn was born in 1936 in Albany, Georgia, to Roland Lee and Louise Setzer Monette and grandparents, Edward and Florence Setzer, and Roland and Harriet Lee Monette. She moved to Birmingham, Alabama, after her younger brother, Roland Edward Monette, was born. She attended Gibson Elementary School until her family moved to the neighboring Roebuck area, so Marilyn could have a horse, beginning her life-long love of horses.

She attended Huffman Elementary School, Woodlawn High School, Auburn University, and UAB School of Radiological Technology.

 In 1957, she married her late, beloved husband, James Franklin Anthony. The two were married for 54 years.

 Marilyn worked as an X-ray technician for many years, but her life was marked by her service to community, church, and school activities. Because of her service, Marilyn was named Trussville Woman of the Year. She loved coaching the Hewitt Trussville girls' tennis team, teaching Sunday school at First United Methodist Church of Trussville for 22 years, and volunteering as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.

 Known for her vibrant and gracious spirit, she was frequently found at church and community activities, on the tennis court, or tacking and riding one of her many horses. She was a gifted painter and enjoyed creative arts including theater and dance. From a camper to counselor to staff as a Comanche and through the years, she loved Camp Winnataska and the many deep friendships she developed there.

 She leaves a legacy of adventure, a love of children, a passion for the outdoors and travel, and a devoted family who celebrate her life and her Heavenly Homecoming.

 She is survived by her children Alan Lee (Celia) Anthony, Laura Anthony (Freddy) Knighton, and Adrianne Anthony (Tom) Egan, and her brother Roland Edward (Terri) Monette, and her niece and nephew, Libby and Robb Monette.

 She loved and was adored by her grandchildren Grace Louise Anthony (Keith) Harrelson and James Franklin (Ferrell) Anthony, II, Nicole Monet (Chase) Isbell and Anthony Clark Knighton, and Noah Thomas (Casen) Egan and Jessica Adrianne Egan. She was blessed by her great grandchildren, Ella Rose Knighton, Barnard Cross Harrelson, Marilyn Louise Harrelson, Crew Montgomery Isbell, and Rawlings Lee Anthony.

 Her family became her dearest friends, and many a friend became like family to her. She lovingly leaves behind family and friends Rudy and Jim Connor, Linda Hathcock, Mitzi Rose, Phillis Jennings Watkins, and her Lipford care companions.

 The family sincerely thanks the nurses, doctors, and staff at Grandview Medical Center who showed tremendous grace and provided the greatest care.

 A visitation will be held Monday, July 8, 2024, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at First Methodist Church of Trussville. Following the visitation, there will be a celebration of her extraordinary life at 2:00 PM at First Methodist Church of Trussville.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Marilyn’s cherished charities: Special Equestrians 1215 Woodward Rd. Indian Springs, AL 35124 or First Methodist Church of Trussville 120 N. Chalkville Rd. Trussville, AL 35173.

 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, July 8, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

First Methodist Church Trussville

120 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173

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Celebration of Life

Monday, July 8, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm

First Methodist Church Trussville

120 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173

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Burial

Monday, July 8, 2024

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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