Mary E. Marshall

Mary Etta Marshall, affectionately known as Etta to her family, was called home on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Etta was the eleventh child born to the late Mr. Enoch and Henrietta Fant Thompson of Anderson, South Carolina. She is preceded in death by husband, Mr. Claude Marshall of Anderson, South Carolina, eight sisters and six brothers; sisters, Beatrice Wildeman, Alberta Rice, Katherine Lee, Doris Warmack, Eden Thompson all of Anderson, SC, Lorene McLaughin of Nashville, TN and Eloise Thompson of Liverpool, OH, brothers, Roosevelt, Johnny, ET and George Thompson all of Anderson, South Carolina, LT Thompson of Detroit, Michigan and Wallace Thompson of New York, New York; son Ronnie Eugene Brodie of Knoxville, TN. She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and was a devoted member of Payne Ave Missionary Baptist Church of Knoxville, TN. A loving person, Etta spent many years serving others as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Knoxville, TN and Anderson, South Carolina. She spent many of Saturdays serving the homeless at the Rescue Mission of Knoxville, TN. She is survived by sons, William Stanley Moore of Los Angeles, California, James Edward, Jeffrey (Angie) Lewis and Michael Roy Brodie, all of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Venelle (Vernon) Williams of Columbia, South Carolina, Bryan (Shauna) Samuel of Chattanooga, TN, Lauren, Jeff and Leslie Brodie of Knoxville, TN, and Kaylon Toy of Knoxville, TN; 13 great grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister Ruby Riley of New York; and a host nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, 1425 McCalla Avenue, with the Homegoing Celebration to follow at 11:00 AM, with Pastor R.S. Brown, Jr., officiating.  The final resting place will be at Knoxville National Cemetery, 939 Tyson Street.  Services will conclude with a white dove release.

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