Marie Gwynn

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Marie Gwynn, 82, died on September 19, 2016, after a short illness. She was born on April 24, 1934 in Stotesbury, West Virginia. She was baptized at an early age and had been a member of second Baptist Church in Beckley, West Virginia. She was a secretary for Doctor A. D. Belton, Raleigh County Health Department and Raleigh County Nursing Home over many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Shepard and her two brothers, Mr. Clarence “Shep” Shepard and Mr. James “Jimmie” Shepard.
She is survived by two sons, Herman L. Gwynn, Jr. of Stafford, Virginia, and Mr. Gary S. Gwynn, Columbus, Ohio; and a daughter, Cheryl M. Gwynn, two granddaughters, Latoya A. Gwynn and Miya M. Dawkins, and a sister, Sarah Tyree, all residing in Columbus, Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends residing in Beckley, West Virginia and Columbus, Ohio.

Writing from the family:

“We have come to the point in the road where we must take different paths and say goodbye for now. Although you were taken away mercifully, we will remember this day with great sadness and heartache. We will treasure the happy memories of you as we accept the heartache of your loss. Although you are no longer here with us, the memory of your love and devotion shall remain and withstand the test of time.”

Visitation 10:30 and Funeral Service 11:00am Monday September 26, 2016 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Mamie Jeanette Millner Day

    I was heart broken to hear of the passing of Mrs. Gwynne. Just know that my prayers are with you all. God Bless you all

  2. Nickolette Monroe

    To my dearest friend Toya,
    I am sorry about you loosing your best friend – grandmother. I know what it like loosing your bestfriend. I’m hear to let you know you will have good days and bad days but your good days will out weigh your bad days. Weeping may endure for a night but it’s something about when he sends that Joy he sends it where you will start laughing about the fun times. I’m praying for you and your family. Love you
    Monroe and Redd

    • Nikki,

      Thank you for your support, kind words and condolences. I miss you dearly and I hope to see you on my next trip to WV.

  3. So sorry for your loss Latoya may god be with u and your family maeyonna

  4. Charlene Hairston

    Our sincerest sympathy is extended to Miss Sarah, Michael, Tracy, and other family members in the loss of their sister and aunt, Miss Marie Gwynn.
    Danny and Charlene Hairston

  5. Danny & Charlene Hairston

    Our sympathy and condolence are extended to Miss Sarah, Michael, Tracy, and other family members, in the passing of Miss Gwynn.
    Most Sincerely, Danny and Charlene Hairston

  6. Cheryl……There are no words that can ease the pain of losing a Mother!! Trust GOD to heal your heart…….Miya……I know how much you loved your Nanny! It was time for her to spread her wings & fly away to a new body free of sickness & suffering. Know that GOD has her. She will always be with you sweetie. I love you and I’m here for you.

  7. To: The Gwynn Family.
    I am sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible. Jesus said: At John 6:40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him (her) on the last day.
    May the hope and promises in this Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead.
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  8. To the Gywnn family….So sorry for your loss. GOD is a healer amd He will lift the heaviness and heal your heart.

  9. Rest in peace mom… my heart, soul and best friend.

    Psalms 30:5
    “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

  10. Mom, you will truly be missed. Gary, Miya, Rita, Aunt Sarah and I were there with you up until the last day and you always kept your sense of humor and stayed strong through it all. You are one of the strongest women we know. As I always said…you are and will always be the best grandma in the world to my precious daughter, Miya. (love, Cheryl) Rest in heaven, little Nanny (love Miya)

  11. On behalf of the family of Marie Gwynn, I would like to express my gratitude for the exceptional care of my mother, Marie Gwynn. From the moment Marvin and the staff arrived at our Mother’s place of residence, their demeanor was of tremendous sincerity, great compassion, extreme reverence, and absolute gentleness as they transported Marie to the Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, and to her final resting place at Green Lawn Cemetery.

    Marvin came in and introduced himself, and gave our family such genuine condolences. When our Mother, Marie Gwynn, was brought into the living room to say goodbye, Marvin said a few words of comfort and prayed with our family. Marvin was extremely respectful of my mother as he covered her and as he was slowly driving away. It seemed as if Marvin was part of our family, and felt our heartbreaking loss.

    As we arrived for the family viewing, our family continued to experience exceptional service from each person on your staff. Every part of the service precisely met and exceeded our expectations. Our Mother, Marie Gwynn, was breathtakingly beautiful. The cosmetologist styled our Mothers hair, and applied makeup so beautifully as if our Mother completed the look herself.

    Prior to entrusting our Mother in the care of the Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, we had not heard about your services; however, now that the Gwynn family has experienced such professionalism, and stupendous service we will share our experience with other souls who require your superlative services. May God continue to bless the Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home. The service is unsurpassed.


    The Gwynn Family (Herman, Gary, and Cheryl)

  12. Lil Nanny. Thank you for being the best grandma. You raised me to be the person I am today. I appreciate you for caring for me, and loving me. You always gave me everything I wanted and needed. You left me with some amazing memories and I will cherish that for the rest of my life. You are in a better place I’m glad you aren’t suffering and in pain anymore. I miss you so much nanny. I’ll see you soon I love you nanny❤️

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Death was not a part of God’s plan and he is going to eliminate death forever. Revelations chapter 21 verses 3 and 4. Very soon we will welcome back to earth our loved ones in the resurrection that Jesus spoke of in John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29. Then everlasting life on earth, God’s original plan will be here. Psalm 37 verse 29.


  14. I think of you every day…
    Jordan Alex

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