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Marilyn Myers Anderson, 73, peacekeeper known for her grace and compassion

Marilyn Myers Anderson
Marilyn Myers Anderson

WILMINGTON — Marilyn Myers Anderson, 73, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Wilmington after a battle with breast cancer.

Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years, Ron, and their children, Heather (Erik) Feus and Peter (Holly) Anderson; as well as grandchildren Emilie, Wyatt, Lang and Austin; and step-grandchildren, Evan and Adam. She will also be fondly remembered by her sisters, Sandra Pierson and Nancy Myers.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Myers; and parents, John and Angeline Myers. Marilyn was born Dec. 25, 1945, in Wilmington, Delaware.

She graduated from Thiel College and worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years before earning her master’s degree in library science from James Madison University. She worked as an elementary school librarian for 15 years.

She was an avid reader, loved to play tennis, was the head of the women’s ministry at church, Bible study fellowship member, and loved to work in the garden. She dedicated her time to volunteering in the pediatric ICU holding and praying over babies, and volunteered at the healing center. She also enjoyed her travels to Germany, Austria, France Ireland.

Marilyn’s positivity radiated throughout her life along with her strong faith. She was an amazing peacekeeper in the family and always supported her children and grandchildren, whether that meant going to their games or babysitting children. She was never a complainer and always tried to see the best in people. She had a great sense of humor a beautiful laugh that was contagious. She seemed to always be happy and cheerful. She gave great advice and cared for others, helping to encourage those who were feeling down. She was always very polite and thankful, a spiritual, Godly woman.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, at Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 800 Piner Road, Wilmington. Prior to the service, friends may call upon the family at noon at the church. A light meal in the Fellowship Hall will follow the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marilyn’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in Marilyn’s memory to Duke Cancer Research and Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Share online condolences with the family at White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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