September 25, 1955 ~ September 14, 2019

Marlee McKinney Stewart, 63, of Athens, GA went to be home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, just before kick off of the GA/AR State football game Saturday, September 14, 2019; GO DAWGS.  Marlee was born in Warren, AR; daughter of the late Reedy Saverance and Edra Saverance.  Marlee was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Stewart and her sister, Regan Roberts.  She was retired from University of Georgia where she served as an office manager for the school of kinesiology. Surviving are her sons, Justin (Stacey) McKinney of Villa Rica, GA and Jesse (Amanda) McKinney of Jefferson, GA; daughter Harlee (Dan) Skelton of Canton, GA; grandchildren Grayson and Ethan McKinney, Kyra, Cannon and Tristan McKinney; Claudia and Austin Skelton; siblings Diedra “Dee” (Mike) Yoe, Shannon S Pavnick, Joel H. (Julia) Saverance, Leslie S. (Greg) Pizzuti, Nathan G. (Tracy) Saverance; nieces and nephews Scott (Molly) Lyle, Rollie (Kimber) Roberts, Jonathan (Michelle) Roberts, Rachel Roberts, Heath Pavnick, Cary (Barrott) Dowdy, Margaret Saverance, Paul, Matthew and Adam Pizzuti, Kailon Saverance, and Nathan Saverance. Memorials may be made via paypal to to support orphan ministries in Haiti, send money as family & friends to avoid fees. Flowers may be sent to Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA. The family will receive friends from 4:30-6 Friday, September 20, 2019 at Galilee Christian Church, 2191 Galilee Church Rd, Jefferson, GA 30549, immediately followed by memorial service.

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  1. We will miss you so very much sweet lady! Love always, Candi I have to say I’m happy you’re not hurting anymore but at the same time so broken that you’re not here anymore.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Warmly, Tashia Goodman

  3. Marlee and I met when we started to work in the Emergency Department at Athens Regional Medical Center in 2004. We’ve been the best of friends since day 1. Our Athens Regional Emergency Department family loved her fun and loving personality. It is evident by the outpouring of love she has received from everyone there!!❤️

  4. To Marlee’s family: Shannon, I know you will miss your sister very much. Tommy and I are sending love and prayers to all. May God comfort you at this time. Warmly, Tommy and Sherry

  5. Marlee was in my women’s group at Crossroads. Her faith was so strong and she loved sharing it with others. She knew how much her Father loved her and that she would obtain ultimate healing when He called her home.
    “She’s gone no further from you than to God and God is very near.”

    Until we meet again, sweet sister…

    ♥️🖤♥️Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for all who loved her.♥️🖤♥️

  6. What a joy you have been to my heart all these years. Our fall trips to the mountains along with Tereesa and Karen are precious to me…..our love and laughter are gifts. I’ve always seen the strength and wisdom in you, but as we watched your treatments and the way you handled each word of the next step….your steps were simply wanting to get to glory. You made me see how blessed I have been to love you. I know where you are right now…..and I can see you getting to know heaven…..God wanted you HOME. You will be missed and everytime I see a hat….I’ll think of us gaving fun in the mountains. You arent gonna kiss Santa like you did in the mountains…..but you are kissing JESUS…..what a sight to see! I love you more.

  7. So sorry for the loss of Marlee. I worked with her at UGA and very much value the time I spent with her. I was a young professor and she helped guide me in the right direction in terms of how to manage UGA and work with the wonderful people here. I will always appreciate what she did for me.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of this – Marlee was a dear friend of mine while she worked at UGA and we had many a laughs together! While her smile and wit will be missed, she is now at peace. I wish for all of God’s blessings to be rained upon her family and friends.

  9. Harlee, Justin, and Jesse, and all the family,

    Sharon and I send our deepest condolences.
    Marlee, we will think of you.

    So many memories!

  10. A beautiful lifetime of love and friendship to remember sweet Marlee by:) to know her was to love her! She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. We are praying for all of her precious family.

  11. To Marlee’s Family – These messages in the Guest Book are a wonderful tribute to Marlee. She was funny, kind, smart, and willingly shared her great faith in Jesus. There is great rejoicing in Heaven! Donny and I send our love and prayers for comfort and peace.
    Dell Whitehead

  12. To Marlee’s Family – The messages in the Guest Book are wonderful tributes to Marlee. She was a good friend and a wonderful ambassador for Christ. I’m sure there is great rejoicing in Heaven! Donny and I send our love and pray for comfort and peace.
    Dell Whitehead

  13. I meet Marlee ❤️ working at Piedmont ARMC ER she trainned me July 2014 she’s a Greatttttt person full of love and laughter and she’s The strongest Lady I Know ❤️ she’s going to be missed but knowing she’s healed and in no More pain is Awesome she’s with God know her body is healed. Her memories are with Us and noone can take from US keep them in Your Heart ALWAYS 💗 Praying for her family God hold them close they need you. Marlee ❤️till we meet AGAIN ❤️

  14. I was so sorry to hear of Marlee’s illness and passing. I knew her from the Kinesiology Department at UGA. She was a wonderful person who was the center of our department.

  15. Praise God for your healing, Marlee!! We sure will miss your smile, but I know it’s even bigger now!! Thank you for blessing me so much during a time that was difficult for us both even though you barely knew me!! Prayers for the whole family, I know how much they need them now!! My love to you all ❤️

  16. Marlee was a very special person, and someone who I always enjoyed talking to. She had a way of making you laugh, and she was so full of life. She will be missed very much! Happy Birthday in Heaven my friend! Today is your birthday, and I am so sorry that I am just now realizing all of this. May you Rest In Peace, Love.

  17. I had the privilege of being Marlee’s Pastor at 2 churches. She was a blessing to both churches.
    You will never meet another Marlee.
    Of all of the wonderful things about Marlee, there was a time in her life when
    she placed her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.
    Because of that she is pain free, and in the presence of her Savior who loved her and gave Himself for her.
    Thank you family for the privilege of officiating at her Celebration of Life.

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