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Monday, October 11, 2021

Marilyn Cox Underwood remembrance


CHURCH HILL – Marilyn Cox Underwood, 70, fell asleep quietly, peacefully at Holston Valley Medical Center on October 7, 2021 (heart complications) with her loving family by her side.

Marilyn was born on March 17, 1951, along with her twin sister Carolyn to Mr. and Mrs. Homer S. Cox. She was married to Charles R. Underwood, Sr. and had one son, Charles R. Underwood, Jr.

Marilyn was a faithful member of her church, the Lyons Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Church Hill, TN.  Some of her positions held included President of the Homecoming Board, member of the Missionary Society Board, the Deaconess Board, the Junior and Senior Choir, Church Delegates and Usher.  She passionately loved preparing and assuring in serving Holy Communion and believed the accomplishments of her Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

Marilyn was employed several years by the Kingsport Press and was personally recognized by the president of the company as an outstanding employee.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles R. Underwood, Sr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer S. Cox; her grandparents, George and Sallie Price; uncles and aunts, and a brother Sammie Cox.

Those left to cherish her memory, a son, Charles R. Underwood, Jr.;  her twin sister, Carolyn Harris (Tony); grandchildren, Tyreke and Tia Underwood;  brothers, Robert, Ronnie (Joyce), and Edward (Anita) Cox;  her sister, Alberta Haley;  an aunt, Elsie Mae Horn; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the family requests Marilyn to lie in repose on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. 

Anyone who wishes may pay their final respects during that time frame.  Marilyn will be laid to rest at the Church Hill Memory Gardens alongside her dear beloved husband, Charles Reginald Underwood. 

A private graveside will be held at a later date, with Pastor Pamela Hoard officiating.