Marie Jackson Followell, 85, died Monday, December 21, 2020. She was born March 13, 1935 in Danville, Kentucky to the late Bird and Loraine Pittman Jackson. Marie worked for Genesco sewed shoe samples and was a member of Salt River Baptist Church. She loved to make quilts, crafting and cooking. Her happiest times were spent in the kitchen cooking and being with her family. She was also known to have the best sweet tea around.
She is survived by her husband, Wade Followell; a daughter, Sharon Followell- Johnson; two grandchildren, Randi (Justin Sivis) Johnson- Bennett, Ryan “Boomer” (Hollie) Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Eliyanah, Cooper Wade, Journi, Jase, Rhett and Westlyn; a brother, George (Ann) Jackson; a niece, Alycia (Jeff) Harrison; a nephew, Lee Jackson; and a great niece and nephew, Hagan Harrison, and Hanna Harrison.
A private graveside service will be Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Danville Memorial Gardens. Rev. David Evans will officiate the service. Burial will be at Danville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Boomer Johnson, Casey McCoy, Matt McCoy, Lee Jackson, Brett Welty and Lee Welty. A private family visitation will be prior to the service at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Memorial donations are suggested to Salt River Baptist Church.
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