Marie Gorrell went to be with her Heavenly Father on
April 21, 2013.
Mrs. Gorrell, age 85, of Newport, passed away Sunday at
Tennova Newport Convalescent Center.
She was retired from Detroit Gasket Company and a member
of Riverview Baptist Church, having served as the children's Sunday School
She loved her God, family, flowers, and pets.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Gorrell,
parents John Dolph and Leecy Fowler Blazer, sister-in-law Frances Lanes,
brothers-in-law Charlie Graden Blazer and George and Bob Gorrell.
She is survived by her sisters Rena Blazer of Johnson
City and Vallie Bible (Carroll) of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers-in-law Gene
Gorrell, Carl Gorrell, and Junior Gorrell, all of Newport; and sisters-in-law
Vera Freeman of South Carolina and Lean Spisak of Michigan.
She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, April
25, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral services following at
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 26,
2013, in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Officiating at the funeral and graveside services will be
Pastors John Hitechew and Alvin Watts.
The family would like to thank the personnel of Tennova
Newport Convalescent Center and Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice of
Friends may register online at
Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gorrell