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Marilyn Joyce Garlington, 59

Marilyn Joyce Garlington, 59, of Morrilton passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  She was born on May 29, 1959 in Morrilton, Arkansas.

She was a faithful Jehovah’s Witness for over 35 years and a full time Bible Educator for 30 years. Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family and friends dearly.

Marilyn leaves behind her mother Paletha Washington; a loving husband Rickey Garlington; three children Rosalyn Gulley (Chris), Josalyn Lee (Nate), and Rodrick Garlington (Amelia); five grandchildren Ryan Gulley, Camryn Gulley, Avion Lee, Mikaela Garlington and Malia Garlington; three sisters Barbara Perry (David), Lisa Donald, Lydia Williams (Willie); two brothers Jackie Washington (Doris) and Richard Washington (Demtrice) as well as many other nieces, nephews and friends. Those that knew her loved her dearly.

A memorial will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Morrilton, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400



  • Randy Everett Posted February 9, 2019 12:06 PM

    Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Gwen Johnson/Family (LR Central Congregation) Posted February 11, 2019 9:23 AM

    May Jehovah provide comfort and peace to the Garlington family! Praying for you all! Jehovah’s promises (Revelation 21:3,4 – Isaiah 33:24) soon will come true.

  • T J Hilkert Indianola Miss Posted February 13, 2019 10:30 AM

    Prayers for the family

  • Vernita Watson Haynie Posted February 16, 2019 9:32 AM

    May Jehovah be with you throughout your time of sorry and always.

  • Anna Sales Posted February 23, 2019 4:57 PM

    She was a lovely person and a faithful sister. I’m sure her husband and family will miss her very much but one day see her again..

  • Kathy( Volunteer Minister) Posted February 25, 2019 8:25 AM

    While searching for another obituary I saw I lost my sister. I would like to express my sincere condolence at the loss of my sister in the truth whom I never met. May the tender mercy that Jehovah God has always shown be with your family now so you will know that you are not alone and may the prayers of others in your congregation help in some small way to bring you strength, comfort and courage. Many words will be expressed, yet we know Jehovah can and will express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts at this sad time. Isaiah 41:10,13.

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