Marilyn Lusk Lusby, age 87, of Knoxville was called to her
Heavenly home on Sunday, February 9, 2014.
She was born June 2, 1926, to Roy and Zylpha Lusk.
She had been a member of Asbury United Methodist Church since
age 13, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the United Methodist
Women, and was devoted to raising money for missions.
She was a former employee of Swaggerty’s Florist. She loved flowers, watching her bluebirds,
gardening and canning the harvest, reading, and beating her family at
Scrabble. There was no question that she
loved her Lord, her family, and her church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of
54 years, Ralph Lusby.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Doug and Fran
Lusby of Brentwood and Bill and Jody Lusby of Knoxville; daughter and
son-in-law Ann and Bill Vaughn of Newport; grandchildren Todd (Stephanie) Lusby
of Midlothian, VA, Wendy (Chris) Taylor of Newport, Lee Ann (Tim) Hawkins, Lori
(Scott) Caldwell, and Sarah (David) Brewer all of Knoxville, and Cara Lusby of
Atlanta, GA; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Ethan Lusby, Brendan and Nicholas
Taylor, Jacob and Mollie Hawkins, Anecia and Bryar Caldwell, and Elsa and Eliza
Brewer; and sister Bobbie Abshire of Greensboro, NC.
Special thanks go to her devoted and loving caregivers
Brittney Haun, Peggy Cantrell, and UT Hospice Services.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February
12, 2014, at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Dial and Rev. David
Smith officiating followed by the interment at Asbury Cemetery. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as
pallbearers. Memorials may be made to
Asbury United Methodist Church, 2822 Asbury Road, Knoxville, TN 37914, or UT
Hospice, 2270 Sutherland Avenue, Ste. 101, Knoxville, TN 37919.
The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Bridges
Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999.