Marilyn Mathis Prejean, was born November 21, 1946 in Houston to Neil and Odie Mathis, who preceded her in death. Marilyn slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus at 5:25 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2004, at her home with her family by her side. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 36 years, Bob Prejean and their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Johnson and her husband Brain. Surviving also is her brother Mike Mathis, His wife Glenda, and nephew Joey Mathis. Marilyn graduated from Baylor University in 1968 with a BS in Nursing, and worked as an RN at Memorial Baptist Hospital in Houston. In 1988, Marilyn achieved a Master's Degree in Psychology at Houston Baptist University and was a licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Marilyn was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, always a lady, courageous in illness and in all, a Christian. With Bob by her side all the way, she fought a valiant battle with grace and poise and was able to enjoy life to the utmost. She was active in her church and community and was currently serving as president of the blue Ridge Garden Club. Marilyn collected many things and one of her most prized collections was her friends. She cherished them, encouraged them, loved them, and held them close to her heart. Bob and Marilyn retired and moved to North Carolina from Texas in 1998. Their friends her in Texas ached to see them leave, but the Bethel Community and Bethel Baptist Church welcomed them in and soon another circle of friends was formed. Marilyn was buring in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Vilas, North Carolina, on June 15, 2004, which was their 36th wedding anniversary. If you wish, memorials may be directed to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486. Write on your check "In memory of Marilyn Prejean" and enclose a note with the following information: Bob Prejean, 4300 Rush Branch Road, Sugar Grove, North Carolina 28679.
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