Marilyn Parsonson

marilyn parsonson

July 12, 1934 ~ July 7, 2021

Born in: Lincoln, Nebraska
Resided in: Lawrencevville, Georgia

Marilyn Parsonson, 86, of Lawrencevville, GA died peacefully at home on July 7, 2021 in the company of friends and family. Born July 12, 1934 in Lincoln, Nebraska, she is predeceased by her parents, John Shepherd and Mary Shepherd of Concord, NC.

Marilyn was one of the first female foreign service officers to be hired by the State Department in 1960 and worked in South America for the US embassy. She retired from US government service at the IRS in 2000 after a 25-year career with the government. She was an active member in her church at Tucker United Methodist Church and also as a volunteer at the Methodist Children’s Home.

Marilyn is survived by her children Sheri, Ellen, and Peter and grandchildren John Peeples, Robert Peeples, Michael Milberger, and Daniel Milberger as well as great grandchildren Rory and Mila Rose Peeples.

The family invites you to join them for a memorial service at Smyrna Presbyterian Church on Monday July 12, 2021 at 11:00am located at 3130 Atlanta Rd, Smyrna, GA. All are welcome. Her body will be interred in Concord, NC next to her mother and father.

Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA made the funeral arrangements.


Visitation: July 11, 2021 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Memorial Service: July 12, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Smyrna Presbyterian Church
3130 Atlanta Road SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

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Memories Timeline


  1. Marilyn meant so much to us all in the Women’s Spirit Sunday School class at TUCKER UMC and was much loved by anyone who knew her. Phyllis Hanson

    • Thank you so much Phyllis! That means so much! We were extraordinarily blessed to have her as our Mom ! – Sheri Peeples

  2. CandleImageEllen and Family,
    Our heart felt condolences go out to you. May the promises of our Lord in heaven comfort you at this time of loss. Now she is with him and those who’ve gone before, and watching over you.

  3. Sheri and Family,
    My deepest sympathies in the loss of your Mom. Glad you were able to be with her and give her the best possible care during her illness. You can take comfort in knowing that she is not suffering anymore and is now watching over the family from heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as you go through this difficult time.
    Cindy Erwin & Family

  4. CandleImageDear Sheri, Ellen and Peter,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our love and deepest condolences go out to you and all the family. We will keep you all in our prayers.
    Don Wilson & family

  5. Marylene was my grief counselor at church after my dad passed away. I was thankful to have known her. She told me the story about working in South America. The building she was working in was bombed while the employees were in the building. That is all I remember of that story. I am sure I was shocked and that’s why I cannot remember the rest of the story.

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